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Holding tanks, mobile tanks, and containers are common in industrial settings and may be regulated by other programs depending upon the specific situation. Before you file, it is important to determine if 314 CMR 18.00 applies to you and whether you qualify for certain exemptions.
The regulation applies to holding tanks, mobile tanks, and containers that meet all three of the following criteria.
Please note that under criteria 1 and 2 above, 314 CMR 18.00 does not apply to tanks that are used to hold wastewater before it is discharged to a municipal sewer system. Such tanks may be regulated through industrial wastewater discharge permits and plan approvals under 314 CMR 7.00 and 12.00.
If your holding tank, mobile tank, or container does not meet all three of the applicability criteria above, you may stop here because 314 CMR 18.00 does not apply to you.
See details in Step 5 below.
Guidance on how to prepare your certification, including a completeness checklist.
You may fill out and save the Microsoft Word form on your computer. The PDF version has to be printed out and completed by hand.
A unique Transmittal Number is needed for each application you submit to MassDEP.
See under "WP56" in the file below.
Submit your certification fee payment and a copy of your Transmittal Form to:
Department of Environmental Protection
PO Box 4062
Boston, MA 02211
Submit your completed, signed certification package and original Transmittal Form to MassDEP at:
Wastewater Management Program
One Winter Street, 5th floor
Boston, MA 02108
If you identify compliance problems at your facility, you must file a Return to Compliance Plan (RTC) for each of the problems, along with your Compliance Certification. See the Instructions above before filling out the RTC form.