WP 57, 64b, 64c: Title 5 Alternative Systems Installations

These approvals ensure that alternative Title 5 systems can provide the same or a higher degree of environmental and public health protection as a conventional system.

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The Details of WP 57, 64b, 64c: Title 5 Alternative Systems Installations

What you need for WP 57, 64b, 64c: Title 5 Alternative Systems Installations

The purpose of these approvals, except tight tank approval, is to ensure that alternative Title 5 systems, which have substitute or alternative components for one or more elements of a conventional septic system, can provide the same or a higher degree of environmental and public health protection as a conventional system.

  • WP 57 establishes an approval process for MassDEP review of proposed Recirculating Sand Filter installation where nitrogen reduction is required (see 310 CMR 15.214) for new construction, or proposed installations of RSFs for remedial use to serve facilities with design flows of 2,000 gallons per day or greater.
  • WP 64b establishes an approval process for MassDEP review of alternative systems proposed for piloting on a specific site. Piloting is intended to demonstrate that the proposed technology is likely to provide a level of environmental protection at least equal to that of a system designed and built in accordance with Title 5.
  • WP 64c establishes an approval process for MassDEP review of alternative systems proposed for remedial use on a specific site. A Remedial Use approval is intended to demonstrate that the alternative system is likely to improve conditions at an existing facility served by a failed, failing or nonconforming system.

You must apply for these approvals if one of the following applies to your project:

  • WP 57: Any individual, business or organization desiring to install a recirculating sand filter, in accordance with the Department’s Approval for Remedial Use for RSFs (310 CMR 15.202, 310 CMR 15.214).
  • WP 64b: Any individual, business or organization desiring to install an alternative system for piloting (310 CMR 15.003 and 310 CMR 15.285).
  • WP 64c: Any individual, business or organization desiring to install an alternative system for Remedial Use that is required to obtain prior MassDEP approval (310 CMR 15.003 and 310 CMR 15.284).

How to apply WP 57, 64b, 64c: Title 5 Alternative Systems Installations

File online via the EEA ePlace Portal. See details below.

Next steps for WP 57, 64b, 64c: Title 5 Alternative Systems Installations

  1. Review the Instructions

  2. Complete the Application Form

    Please fill out and save the Microsoft Word or Acrobat Adobe PDF form on your computer.

    Important Note: Even when applying online, you will still need to complete a conventional Application Form and upload it as an attachment during the online filing process. Please do not mail in these forms.

  3. Submit your Application and Fee Payment

    1. File online via the EEA ePlace Portal.
    2. You will have the option to pay online by credit card or automated clearing house (ACH) or pay by mail. If you select the pay-by-mail option, instructions on how to do so will be provided when you submit your online application.

Contact for WP 57, 64b, 64c: Title 5 Alternative Systems Installations

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