WP56: Industrial Wastewater Holding Tank Compliance Certification

Use this form to certify that your facility complies with the industrial-wastewater holding tanks regulation.

314 CMR 18.00 Contact Information

The Details of WP56: Industrial Wastewater Holding Tank Compliance Certification

What you need for WP56: Industrial Wastewater Holding Tank Compliance Certification

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.

  1. The vessel is used exclusively to accumulate or store industrial wastewater generated on-site or off-site.
    For example, if you use your holding tank, mobile tank, or container within a production process or within a wastewater treatment system, then this regulation does not apply to you.  
    -and-
  2. The industrial wastewater in the vessel will be transported directly to an off-site facility for recycling, treatment, or disposal.
    For example, if your holding tank, mobile tank, or container is used to transfer industrial wastewater within or between your production process (es) or treatment system(s), then this regulation does not apply to you.
    -and-
  3. The wastewater accumulated or stored in the vessel is non-hazardous, non-domestic industrial wastewater.
    For example, if the industrial wastewater in the holding tank, mobile tank, or container is hazardous industrial wastewater or domestic wastewater, then this regulation does not apply to you.

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.

How to certify WP56: Industrial Wastewater Holding Tank Compliance Certification

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

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.

Next steps for WP56: Industrial Wastewater Holding Tank Compliance Certification

  1. Review the Instructions

  2. Complete the Certification 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 Certification and Fee Payment

    1. File online via the EEA ePlace Portal.
      Note: if you are a first-time user, you will need to begin by creating an account. See the ePlace account setup instructions and Comprehensive User Manual below.
    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.

More info for WP56: Industrial Wastewater Holding Tank Compliance Certification

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.

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