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This plan approval serves to protect the public health, welfare and the environment through the control of pollutant discharges to groundwater or surface water or the use of reclaimed water. It is required for any major physical modification to a treatment works which does not require a modification to the permit issued to the facility. Only those treatment works that have a non-industrial discharge may apply for this plan approval.
If you have a treatment works meeting one of these criteria:
you may use this category to modify the treatment works, provided no modifications to the existing permit are required.
Non-industrial discharges are those discharges not described in 310 CMR 4.10(5). Sanitary discharges are almost always considered non-industrial.
See details in Step 5, below.
Guidance on how to prepare your application, including a completeness checklist.
You may fill out and save the Microsoft Word forms on your computer. The PDF versions have to be printed out and completed by hand.
A unique Transmittal Number is needed for each application you submit to MassDEP.
See pages 40 or 63 of the fee schedule below.
Submit the Fee Transmittal Form and the fee to:
Department of Environmental Protection
P.O. Box 4062
Boston, MA 02211
Send a copy of the transmittal form, application form, certification form, and engineering report to the Wastewater Management Program at the appropriate MassDEP Regional Office (see listing below). Please include a copy of the entire application package on compact disc with your application.