WP 59c: MassDEP Approval or Issuance of Variance at State and Federal Facilities

Use this approval for applications for increased flow to an existing system.

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The Details of WP 59c: MassDEP Approval or Issuance of Variance at State and Federal Facilities

What you need for WP 59c: MassDEP Approval or Issuance of Variance at State and Federal Facilities

MassDEP approval or issuance of variances is necessary to ensure that the applicant has demonstrated that the proposed sanitary-sewage disposal system can maintain a level of environmental protection at least equivalent to the requirements of Title 5. 

You must obtain approval from MassDEP for these activities:

  • Variances granted by the Board of Health pursuant to 310 CMR 15.000, with the exception of those listed in 310 CMR 15.412(4), for which no MassDEP approval is required.
  • Variance from a provision of Title 5 which only MassDEP may grant (310 CMR 15.414).
  • Variance for increased flow to large systems or to systems which, with the increase in flow, will have a design flow of 10,000 - 14,999 gallons per day (310 CMR 15.006 and 15.414).

How to apply WP 59c: MassDEP Approval or Issuance of Variance at State and Federal Facilities

See details in Step 5, below.

Next steps for WP 59c: MassDEP Approval or Issuance of Variance at State and Federal Facilities

  1. Review the Instructions

  2. Complete the Application Form

  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 6 of the fee schedule below.

  5. Mail your Application and Fee Payment

    Submit your application fee payment and a copy of your transmittal form to:

    Department of Environmental Protection
    PO Box 4062
    Boston, MA 02211

    Submit 2 copies of your application form along with the original transmittal form to the Title 5 Program in the appropriate MassDEP Regional Office (see listing below).

Contact for WP 59c: MassDEP Approval or Issuance of Variance at State and Federal Facilities

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