DEEP is continuing to carry out its mission and provide services while keeping both the public and our workforce safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. Click here for the latest updates on DEEP's response to COVID-19. DEEP COVID-19 Response

Water Discharge Permits and General Permits

Emergency or Temporary Discharge AuthorizationPermit Applications for Wastewater Discharges | Supporting Documentation for Wastewater Discharge Permits | General Permits | Stormwater General Permits 

Emergency or Temporary Discharge Authorization

Emergency or Temporary Discharge Authorization
Permit Type and Related Information Application
Forms
Instructions Last Revised Required Common Forms
and Other Related Forms
Emergency or Temporary Discharge Authorization - see notes below 

Word

PDF

N/A

08/03/12

 Notes: If the discharge is composed solely of groundwater remediation wastewater and is discharged to a sanitary sewer or to surface water, the discharger must file for authorization under the General Permit for the Discharge of Groundwater Remediation Wastewater (unless there is insufficient flow in the receiving water to meet the dilution requirements in the general permit for discharges to surface water). 

If the discharge is to groundwater and is associated with insitu remediation, the discharger must file for authorization under the Application for Emergency or Temporary Authorization to Discharge to Groundwater to Remediate Pollution (found in table above).

 

Permit Applications for Wastewater Discharges

There are four main individual wastewater permit applications which include discharges from Agricultural Activities, Domestic Sewage Treatment Works, Subsurface Sewage Treatment and Disposal, and Manufacturing, Commercial and Other Activities. Depending on your proposed wastewater discharges, you will need to use one of the four main forms listed below and you will also need to download one or more of the supporting documents listed further below. Review the applicable main instructions for a summary of which supporting documents and attachments must be submitted for each type of discharge.

Permit Applications for Wastewater Discharges
Permit Type and Related Information Application
Forms
Instructions Last Revised Required Common Forms
and Other Related Forms
Agricultural Activities
*
*
*Note: registration and instructions in development. Contact WPED at 860-424-3018
Domestic Sewage Treatment Works
(For municipal and private sewage treatment facilities discharging to surface waters)
*
*
*Refer to Municipal Wastewater for more detail
Manufacturing, Commercial, and Other Activities

Word

PDF

PDF

application: 10/01/13;
 
instructions: 12/13/16
(updated testing requirements for steam electric power plants in Schedule A)
Wastewater Discharge Permit Application Checklist Word PDF
 
Facility and Wastewater Treatment System Modifications: Fact sheetInstructions
Subsurface Sewage Treatment and Disposal

Word

PDF

PDF

application and instructions: 09/16/19; updates to program name and NDDB
Related Guidance and Other Information

Fact Sheet

Water Discharge Permit Compliance Information Package

Common Errors and Omissions

Discharge Monitoring Report Instruction Manual

Supporting Documentation for Wastewater Discharge Permits

Note: Depending on your proposed wastewater discharges, you will need to use one of the main forms listed under Permit Applications for Wastewater Discharges and you will also need to download one or more of the supporting documents listed below. Review the applicable main instructions for a summary of which supporting documents (attachments) must be submitted for each type of discharge. Instructions for each of the supporting documents are included with each of the corresponding main instructions listed above.

Supporting Documentation for Wastewater Discharge Permits

Attachment Name Forms Last Revised

Attachment A: Executive Summary (DEEP-WPED-APP-101)

Word

PDF

10/01/13

Attachment B: Applicant Background Information (DEEP-APP-008)

Word

PDF

06/12/12

Attachment C: Applicant Compliance Information (DEEP-APP-002)

Word

PDF

08/08/11

Attachment D: USGS Quadrangle Map and Latitude and Longitude (DEEP-APP-003)

Word

PDF

08/08/11

Attachment E: Coastal Consistency Review Form (DEEP-APP-004)

Word

PDF

08/08/11

Attachment F: Copy of the NDDB Determination response letter that has not expired, if applicable. Include a copy of any mitigation measures developed for this activity and approved by NDDB.

N/A
N/A

Attachment G: Conservation or Restriction Information

No DEEP form
N/A

Attachment H: Copy of the Written Environmental Justice Public Participation Plan Approval Letter

N/A
N/A

Attachment I-1: Site Plans and Floor Plans

No DEEP form
N/A

Attachment I: Operation and Maintenance of Collection and Treatment Systems - Description, Plan Checklist and Certification (DEEP-WPED-APP-103)

Word

PDF

10/01/13
Attachment J: Solvent Management Plan (DEEP-WPED-APP-104)

Word

PDF

10/01/13

Attachment K: Spill Prevention and Control Plan, Plan Checklist and Certification (DEEP-WPED-APP-105)

Word

PDF

10/01/13
Attachment L: Resource Conservation Strategies (DEEP-WPED-APP-106)

Word

PDF

10/01/13
Attachment M: Line Drawing and Process Flow Diagram
No DEEP form
N/A

Attachment N:  Description, and Plans and Specifications of Collection, Treatment and Disposal Systems

No DEEP form
N/A
Attachment O: Discharge Information (DEEP-WPED-APP-107)

Word

PDF

10/01/13

Attachment P: Sewage Sludge Information for Domestic Sewage Treatment Facilities (DEEP-WPED-APP-108)
(includes Summary Sheet of Industrial and Commercial Non-hazardous Waste hauled to Water Pollution Control Facilities - formerly Attachment V)

Word

PDF

10/01/13

Attachment Q: Engineering Report for Subsurface Sewage Treatment and Disposal Systems

No DEEP form
N/A

Attachment R: Checklist for Solid Waste Disposal Areas (DEEP-WPED-APP-110A)

Word

PDF

08/17/11
Attachment S: Agricultural Activities (DEEP-WPED-APP-111)

Word

PDF

10/01/13

Attachment T: Concentrated Aquatic Animal Production Facilities (DEEP-WPED-APP-112)

Word

PDF

10/01/13

Attachment U: Community Sewerage Systems (Sample letter)

Word

PDF

09/27/12

Attachment W: Renewal of an Existing Permit or Other Discharges Previously Licensed by DEEP (DEEP-WPED-APP-102)

Word

PDF

10/01/13
Attachment X:  Certification Regarding Submittal of Previously Approved Documents  (DEEP-WPED-APP-102A)

Word

PDF

10/01/13

 

General Permits

General Permit and Other Related Information Registration
Forms
Instructions Last Revised Required Common Forms and Other Related Forms
Violation Form

Word

PDF

N/A  03/15/18 N/A

Categorical Industrial User Wastewater to a POTW

Reissued 05/03/2018 without modifications until October 30, 2020.

Current registrants should not be re-registering under the Categorical Industrial User General Permit until further guidance is provided on this page.

Fact Sheet

Word

PDF

PDF

03/22/13
 
Issued 12/14/2017
Effective 3/30/2018

Word

PDF

PDF

07/11/18 - reg. form - modified typo; 
4/10/18 -  instructions modified for clarity

Domestic Sewage

Issued 10/09/2012

Fact Sheet

Word

PDF

N/A 10/09/12
N/A
Issued 10/05/2015
Fact Sheet
N/A N/A 10/05/15 Note: No Registration Required

Groundwater Remediation Wastewater

Issued 02/21/2018

Word

PDF

02/21/18
Approval for Connection/Transport to a POTW Word PDF
Aquatic Toxicity Monitoring Report
Discharge Monitoring Report Form
Violation Form Word PDF
Notice of Termination Form Word PDF
Reissued 05/03/2018 without modifications until October 30, 2020.
 
Current registrants of the MISC GP who are not Significant Industrial Users (SIU) will have until January 29, 2021 to submit an MIU GP Notification Form to their applicable POTW Authority to maintain their authority to discharge wastewater under the MIU GP.  See MIU GP below.

Fact Sheet

Word

PDF

PDF

08/09/17

Minor Variance Request Form 

Word PDF

Miscellaneous Industrial Users (MIU GP)

Issued 09/29/20

Effective Date:  10/31/20

Word

PDF

PDF

 

09/29/20 

Attachment A: Word, PDF / Instructions

Attachment B: Word, PDF / Instructions

Attachment C: Word, PDF / Instructions

Attachment D: Word, PDF / Instructions

Nitrogen Discharges

Issued 01/01/2016

Fact Sheet

N/A N/A

01/01/16

Note: No Registration Required

Issued 05/15/2017

Fact Sheet

Notice of Issuance Fact Sheet

Word

PDF

N/A
 09/27/12

Subsurface Sewage Disposal Systems Serving Existing Facilities

Issued 05/09/2012

Modified 2/15/2018 

 Word

PDF

 N/A 02/15/18  Coastal Consistency Review Form

Natural Diversity Database Review

Swimming Pool Wastewater

Reissued 08/09/2019

Reissued As Is. Expires August 05, 2021. No renewal registration is required.

Fact Sheet
Discharge to Ground or Surface Water Only 

Word PDF

Contractor Registration Form

Word PDF

N/A 08/09/19 

Required Common Forms: 

Permit Application Transmittal Form

Related Forms:

Approval for Connection/ 
Transport to a POTW 
 
Vehicle Maintenance Wastewater
Issued 01/23/2011
 
Current registrants should not be re-registering under the Vehicle Maintenance General Permit until further guidance is provided on this page.
 

Guidance Document

Word

PDF

 PDF  01/23/11  Permit Application Transmittal Form

Stormwater General Permits

*Effective January 20, 2016  - DEEP's ezFile on-line system should be used to submit stormwater construction and industrial general permit registration(s).  Please refer to the Construction Stormwater page or the Industrial Stormwater page for details on using ezFile.

Stormwater General Permits

General Permit Type and Other Related Information Registration Forms Instructions Last Revised Required Common Forms and Other Related Forms
Stormwater Associated with Commercial Activity

Reissued 09/10/2020
Fact Sheet 

 Word

PDF

 N/A  05/15/17  

Stormwater Management Plan

Word PDF

Stormwater and Dewatering Wastewaters from Construction Activities*

Reissued As Is with an effective date of October 1, 2019. Expires September 30, 2020. No renewal registration is required.

See note above*

 Submit a Construction Stormwater Registration    
Stormwater Monitoring Report Form (for submitting turbidity sampling data)

Stormwater Pollution Control Plan Review Checklist Word PDF

Coastal Manangement Determination Form Word PDF

Notice of Termination Form Word PDF

Attachment C: Threatened and Endangered Species Word PDF

Reissued As Is with an effective date of October 1, 2019. Expires September 30, 2021. No renewal registration is required.

See note above*

 Submit an Industrial Stormwater Registration  Status of Industrial Stormwater General Permit Registrations

Status of No Exposure Certifications
 3/2/2011
 
 
Reissued 01/20/2016
effective 07/01/2017
 

 Word

PDF

 N/A  01/11/17

 Related Forms: MS4 Annual Report Transmittal Form

Word

PDF

 
Issued 05/24/2018 
effective 07/01/2019 
 N/A  N/A    N/A