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Industrial Wastewater Indirect Discharge Permit

The municipality where the publicly-owned treatment works (POTW) is located, and proposed to receive the discharge, must certify the permit application prior to submitting the application, along with required fee, to the Wastewater Engineering Bureau for approval.

Purpose
To prevent the discharge of pollutants to publicly-owned sewers or wastewater treatment facility (publicly-owned treatment works or POTW) that would pass through, interfere or otherwise be incompatible with its safety, performance or operation.

Applicability
Any person or persons who discharge or dispose of any industrial waste into publicly-owned sewers or wastewater treatment facility.

Statute and Administrative Rules
RSA 485-A:5 Water Pollution and Waste Disposal/Pretreatment Standards
Env-Wq 305 Standards for Pretreatment of Industrial Wastewater

Application
Industrial Wastewater Indirect Discharge Request (IDR) Application Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol

Fee
$1,000 application review fee when plans and specifications are required.
$50 application review fee when plans and specifications are not required.
These fees do not apply if the applicant is a municipality, county, state agency or school district.

Processing Time
Typically 15 to 30 business days once the application is deemed complete.

Term/Renewal
Void if the discharge does not commence within one year from the approval date.

Modification/Amendments
Applicant must notify the municipality and the Wastewater Engineering Bureau of any changes to processes that may affect discharge quantity or characteristics for review and approval prior to implementing the changes.

Transferability
Permit is transferable with notice to and approval from the municipality.

Appeals
Any person aggrieved by a final decision can appeal the decision to the Water Council in accordance with Env-WC 200 .

Status of Current Applications
Contact George Carlson at george.carlson@des.nh.gov or (603) 271-2052.

More Information
Wastewater Engineering Bureau, Permits and Compliance
Guidelines for Industrial Pretreatment Indirect Discharge Request (IDR) Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol(Fact Sheet WD-WEB-7)

Contact Us
Wastewater Engineering Bureau or George Carlson at george.carlson@des.nh.gov or (603) 271-2052.

 

 

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