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

File online via the EEA ePlace Portal. See details 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

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

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Open M-F 7:30 am-5:00 pm, with the exception of all Commonwealth & Federally observed holidays.

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