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National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES)/State Surface Water Discharge Permit

Purpose
To prevent pollution of surface water and to prevent nuisances and potential health hazards.

Applicability
Any person or persons who discharge or dispose of any sewage or waste from a point source to surface water.

Statute and Administrative Rules
RSA 485-A Water Pollution and Waste Disposal
Env-Ws 401 State Surface Water Discharge Permits

Application
Joint NPDES and State Surface Water Discharge permits are applied for using EPA Permit Applications and Forms

If only a State Surface Water Discharge permit is needed, then refer to Env-Ws 401.04 Permit Application Required; Application Content (Env-Ws 401 State Surface Water Discharge Permits).

An application is due 180 days, at a minimum, prior to anticipated discharge for new dischargers.

Fee
None.

Processing Time
Varies. Contact Stergios Spanos at stergios.spanos@des.nh.gov or (603) 271-6637.

Term/Renewal
Term is 5 years. A renewal application is due 180 days prior to expiration.

Modification/Amendments
Permittees must submit written notification to EPA and the Wastewater Engineering Bureau for review and approval of any changes to the processes that may affect discharge quantity or characteristics prior to implementing the change.

Transferability
Written notification must be submitted to EPA and the Wastewater Engineering Bureau for review and approval prior to the transfer.

Appeals
Permits are open to public comment and appeal. 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 Stergios Spanos at stergios.spanos@des.nh.gov or (603) 271-6637.

More Information
Wastewater Engineering Bureau, Permits and Compliance
The New Hampshire NPDES program is administered by the EPA NPDES Water Permit Program in New England.
Scope of the NPDES Program Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol(Fact Sheet WD-WEB-21)
Federal Storm Water Permits Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol(Fact Sheet WD-WEB-8)

Contact Us
Wastewater Engineering Bureau or Stergios Spanos at stergios.spanos@des.nh.gov or (603) 271-6637.

 

 

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