WP 35: Approval of Design Plans and Specifications

Use this form to ensure proper design of wastewater residuals treatment facilities.

Wastewater Section Chiefs

The Details

What you need

This approval ensures the proper design of treatment facilities, such as composting, pelletizing, and alkaline stabilization. These facilities must be properly designed and operated to ensure continuous treatment of sludge and other residuals and allow for subsequent beneficial use of the final products generated.

You must apply for this approval if you propose to design and construct facilities for the purpose of treating residuals generated from commercial and municipal wastewater treatment facilities.

How to apply

See details in Step 5, below.

Next steps

  1. Review the Instructions

  2. Complete your Application

    NOTE: there is no application form for this category. See the Instructions, above, for details on what to include in your submittal.

  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 fee payment and a copy of your transmittal form to:

    Department of Environmental Protection
    PO Box 4062
    Boston, MA 02211

    Submit your complete application package to the Wastewater Permitting Program in the appropriate MassDEP Regional Office (see listing below).



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