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Direct Discharge Permit Section

 

National Discharge Pollutant Elimination System (NPDES)

The Discharge Permit Section administers the National Discharge Pollutant Elimination System (NPDES) permit program under federal delegation for discharges from individual, municipal and industrial wastewater treatment facilities to state surface waters.

Total Nitrogen Form WR-43-TN   PDF 1 page

Total Phosphorus Form WR-43-PO4  PDF 1 page


Federal Pretreatment Permit

 

The section also issues permits under the Federal Pretreatment Permit program for certain industrial and commercial discharges to municipal wastewater treatment facilities which may interfere with the operation of municipal treatment facilities.
Those issued a pretreatment discharge permit may submit monthly reports electronically to:  ANR.WSMDDPCompliance@state.vt.us

 


General Permits for Discharges From Petroleum Related Remediation Activities

General permit 3-9004 for direct discharges to surface waters from petroleum related remediation activities first became effective October 15, 2002 and was renewed September 7, 2012.

A second general permit (3-9016) for discharges from petroleum related remediation activities into municipal wastewater treatment facilities first became effective July 1, 2009 and was renewed on April 15, 2014.

Applicants who need coverage under either general permit must apply on a special Notice of Intent (NOI) application and must satisfy a 10-day public comment requirement. The application forms and additional information may be obtained by calling 802-490-6106.  The fee associated with either general permit is $120.00 per application.

General Permit 3-9004 (for direct discharges) 584 KB 11 pages PDF

This permit will expire September 30, 2017.

Question & Answer Sheet 92 KB 2 pages PDF

 

General Permit 3-9016 (for discharges to a wastewater treatment facility) was renewed on April 15, 2014.

519 KB 11 pages PDF

This permit will expire June 30, 2019.

Fact Sheet for General Permit 3-9016  March 2014 200 KB 3 pages

Current List of Authorizations to Discharge under General Permits 3-9004 and 3-9016

 

Question & Answer Sheet 85 KB 2 pages PDF

Download a Notice of Intent to apply for coverage under permit 3-9004

or this Notice of Intent to apply for coverage under permit 3-9016

Monitoring Report Form WR-43-3-9004, 31KB 1 page PDF. This form can be used for reporting under either general permit.

Submit completed report forms with original signatures to:

Administration & Compliance

Watershed Management Division

1 National Life Dr, Main Bldg, 2nd Fl

Montpelier VT 05620-3522

 

Note: e-mail submissions can not be accepted at this time - original signatures are required.

Application for Termination of Coverage, 20KB 1 page pdf .   This form can be used to apply for termination of coverage under either general permit.

 


Stormwater Permit Program - Watershed Management Division

 

The Stormwater Permit Program, which was formerly within this section, has been moved to the Stormwater Section of the Watershed Management Division. Permits are issued for the discharge of stormwater runoff from impervious surfaces such as parking lots, roofs, and roads. Residential subdivisions, commercial/industrial parks and other large scale developments typically require stormwater permits depending on the size of the project and proximity to surface waters.

Rules and Regulations

     Water Pollution Control Permit Regulations, Chapter 13 - Feb 1974 57KB, 35 pagesPDF

   Amendment to Water Pollution Control Permit Regulations, Chapter 13.12 - October 1991 13KB, 7 pages PDF


Contacts

Program Manager, Ernie Kelley  802-490-6187

Direct Discharge Permit Section:

              Julia Butzler                                        Randy Bean
              802-490-6182                                   802-490-6181

 

Note: Written communications to and from state officials regarding state business are considered public records and therefore may be subject to public scrutiny.

Other Watershed Management Division Contacts


Application Forms

Click here for some helpful application information

Permit Application Form WR-82 10 V.S.A. Chapter 47:

PDF Form  224KB 2 pages PDF FORM      MS Word Form  62KB 2 pages MS WORD FORM

Schedule A: Municipal Treatment Plants WR-82A:

PDF Form 2 pages     MS Word Form 2 pages

Form: Schedule B: Industrial/Commercial/Institutional Form WR-82B 10 V.S.A. Chapter 47:   

PDF Form 4 pages   MS Word Form 4 pages

Instructions: Schedule B: Industrial/Commercial/Institutional Form WR-82B - Instructions Only:

PDF 1 page   MS Word 1 page

Schedule E: Emergency Pollution Permit WR-82E:

PDF Form 4 pages   MS Word Form3 pages

 

Wastewater Fee Schedule effective July 1, 2012  312KB, 2 pages in Adobe Acrobat PDF
Fee Information for Discharge Permits and Pretreatment Discharge Permits Issued Under 10 VSA Chapter 47


Links

 

Vermont Combined Sewer Overflow Control Policy - June 1990 - 495KB, 25 pages PDF

Procedure for Determining Significant Non-Compliance for the Vermont WPC Permit Program - 147KB, 6 pages PDF  

Procedure for Determining Whether a Quarry that Contains Water is a Water of the State and or Wetland - 647 KB, 2 pages PDF

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