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Water Discharge Permits and General Permits

Effective October 1, 2013, if an applicant is required by law to publish notice of their permit/license application, the applicant must submit a copy of the published notice and a completed "Certification of Notice" form with their application materials (Public Act 13-209). Applications will not be processed by DEEP if the required notice documents and initial application fee are not included in the application submittal.
Application forms and instructions are in the process of being updated to include the new requirements.
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 
8 Pgs
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

 

 

Permit Applications for Wastewater Discharges

There are four main individual wastewater permit applications which include discharges from Agricultural Activates, 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 the 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 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
*
*
*Refer to Municipal Wastewater for more detail
Manufacturing, Commercial and Other Activities
8 Pgs
31 Pgs
application: 10/01/13; instructions: 12/13/16
(updated testing requirements for steam electric power plants in Schedule A)
Wastewater Discharge Permit Application Checklist
Facility and Wastewater Treatment System Modifications:
Subsurface Sewage Treatment and Disposal
8 Pgs
 16 Pgs
application and instructions: 09/16/19; updates to program name and NDDB
Related Guidance and Other Information

Supporting Documentation for Wastewater Discharge Permits

Note: Depending on your proposed wastewater discharges, you will need to use one of the main forms listed above 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.

Attachment Name Forms Last Revised

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

2 Pgs
10/01/13

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

Word
5 Pgs
06/12/12

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

2 Pgs
08/08/11

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

Word
2 Pgs
08/08/11

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

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

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

4 Pgs
10/01/13
Attachment L: Resource Conservation Strategies (DEEP-WPED-APP-106)
Word
<1 Pgs
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)
21 Pgs
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
3 Pgs
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)

27 Pgs
08/17/11
Attachment S: Agricultural Activities (DEEP-WPED-APP-111)
Word
1 Pg
10/01/13

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

Word
2 Pgs
10/01/13

Attachment U: Community Sewerage Systems (Sample letter)

Word
1 Pg
09/27/12

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

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

General Permits

General Permit Type and Other Related Information General Permit Registration
Forms
Inst Last Revised Required Common Forms and Other Related Forms
Violation Form N/A
Word
2 Pgs
N/A  03/15/18 N/A
Categorical Industrial User Wastewater to a POTW
Fact Sheet
42 Pgs

Reissued 05/03/2018 without modifications until October 30, 2020. No renewal registration is necessary.

 29 Pgs
 12 Pgs
03/22/13
Comprehensive Discharges to Surface Water and Groundwater
63 Pgs
Issued 12/14/17
Effective 3/30/18
 13 Pgs
 24 Pgs
07/11/18 -  reg. form - modified typo;  4/10/18 -  instructions modified for clarity
Domestic Sewage
Fact Sheet
PDF 11 Pgs
Issued 10/09/12
4 Pgs
N/A 10/09/12
N/A
PDF
19 Pgs
Issued 10/05/2015
N/A N/A 10/05/15 Note: No Registration Required
Groundwater Remediation Wastewater
PDF
55 Pgs
Issued 02/21/18
Word
11 Pgs
PDF
10 Pgs
02/21/18
Approval for Connection/Transport to a POTW
(Word )  (PDF )
Aquatic Toxicity Monitoring Report (Word) (PDF)
Discharge Monitoring Report Form (Word) (PDF)
Violation Form (Word) (PDF)
Notice of Termination Form (Word) (PDF)
PDF
66 Pgs

Reissued 05/03/2018 without modifications until October 30, 2020. No renewal registration is necessary.

14 Pgs
11 Pgs
08/09/17
Related Forms
Minor Variance Request Form (Word) (PDF)
Nitrogen Discharges
Fact Sheet
PDF
10 Pgs
Issued 01/01/2016
N/A N/A
01/01/16
Note: No Registration Required
Photographic Processing Wastewater

For registrants currently authorized to discharge under the General Permit for the Discharge of Photographic Processing Wastewater, please note that after the current approval of registration expires, such discharges will be authorized under the reissued Miscellaneous Discharges of Sewer Compatible (MISC) Wastewater General Permit.

Point Source Discharges to Waters of the State from the Application of Pesticides
PDF
17 Pgs
Issued 
05/15/17
Word
7 Pgs
N/A
 09/27/12
Stormwater Associated
with Commercial Activity
Fact Sheet
PDF
12 Pgs
Reissued 
05/15/17
Word
6 Pgs
N/A
05/15/17
Related Forms
Stormwater Management Plan (Word) (PDF)

Stormwater - Construction and Industrial 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 web page or the Industrial Stormwater web page for details on using ezFile.

43 Pgs w/ Appendices
Reissued  As Is with an effective date of October 1, 2019. Expires September 30, 2020. No renewal registration is required.
 
Related Forms
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)
70 Pgs w/ Appendices
Reissued  As Is with an effective date of October 1, 2019. Expires September 30, 2021. No renewal registration is required.
 
 
PDF
50 Pgs
Reissued 
01/20/16
effective
07/01/2017
Word
10 Pgs
N/A
01/11/17
 
Related Forms
MS4 Annual Report Transmittal Form Word, PDF
PDF
54 Pgs + Appendices A-D
Issued
05/24/2018 
effective
07/01/2019
 
Subsurface Sewage Disposal Systems Serving Existing Facilities
PDF
28 Pgs
Issued 
05/09/12
Modified 2/15/2018 
Word
8 Pgs
 
N/A
 02/15/18
PDF
23 Pgs
Reissued 
08/09/2019
Reissued  As Is. Expires August 05, 2021. No renewal registration is required.
Discharge to Ground or Surface Water Only
4 Pgs
2 Pgs
N/A 08/09/19
Related Forms
Approval for Connection/
Transport to a POTW
(Word )  (PDF )
Vehicle Maintenance Wastewaters
Fact Sheet

Guidance Document

PDF
21 Pgs
Issued 
01/23/2011
Word
10 Pgs
4 Pgs
01/23/11