Wastewater Section Chiefs
What you need
This approval is necessary to ensure that the disposal of sanitary sewage utilizing a variance from the design flow for schools, and/or for increased flow to a large system for a school under Title 5, will maintain a level of environmental protection that is at least equivalent to 310 CMR 15.000 without strict application of the specific provision from which the variance is sought.
You must apply for this approval if you are proposing a variance to 310 CMR 15.203(5) or 15.006 pursuant to 310 CMR 15.416.
How to apply
See details in Step 5, below.
Guidance on how to prepare your application, 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 page 6 of the fee schedule below.
Submit your application fee payment and one copy of your transmittal form to:
Department of Environmental Protection
P. O. Box 4062
Boston, MA 02211
Submit your completed, signed application and original transmittal form to the Title 5 Program in the appropriate MassDEP Regional Office (see listing below).
PhoneNortheast Region Call Wastewater Section Chiefs, Northeast Region at 978-694-3236Southeast Region Call Wastewater Section Chiefs, Southeast Region at 508-946-2757