WP 33: Approval of Wastewater Treatment Residual Landfills

This category is for review and approval of plans for wastewater residuals landfills.

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The Details

What you need

This approval provides for comprehensive review and approval of plans and specifications for wastewater residuals landfills. This process is necessary to ensure proper monitoring and to minimize the potential risk of groundwater and surface water contamination from potential leachate migration.

You must apply for this approval if you own and/or operate a site where sludge and other wastewater treatment facility residuals have been, or will be, disposed. 

How to apply

See details in Step 5, below.

Next steps

  1. Review the Instructions

    Guidance on how to prepare your application, including a completeness checklist.

  2. Complete the Application

    There is no Application Form for this approval. The application package consists of the reports, plans, and specifications detailed in the Instructions (see above), stamped and signed by a Massachusetts Registered Professional Engineer. 

  3. Obtain a Transmittal Form and Number

    A unique Transmittal Number is needed for each application you submit to MassDEP.

  4. Look up the Permit Application Fee

    See page 5 of the fee schedule below.

  5. Mail your Application and Fee Payment

    Submit your application fee payment and transmittal form to:

    Department of Environmental Protection
    PO Box 4062
    Boston, MA 02211

    Submit your completed application package and a copy of your transmittal form to:

    Department of Environmental Protection
    Wastewater Permitting
    1 Winter Street
    Boston, MA 02108

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