National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES)

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Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: The Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management (CZM)
Publication_Date: 20080918
Title: National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES)
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Originator: The Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management (CZM)
Title:
Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management Georegulations Geodatabase
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Description:
Abstract:
Authorities: 33 U.S.C. §1251 et seq.: Federal Water Pollution Control Act; 40 CFR 122: EPA Administered Permit Programs: National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System; M.G.L. Ch. 21 s. 26-53: Massachusetts Clean Waters Act; 314 CMR 3.00: Massachusetts Surface Water Discharge Permit Program.
Jurisdiction: Discharges to the navigable waters of the United States.
Applicability: Domestic, industrial, and commercial discharges of wastewater or stormwater to surface waters.
Regulatory Summary: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administers the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Program. In addition, the permits issued are also done under State of Massachusetts authority by the Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP). Massachusetts is a non-delegated NPDES permit state; however, the permits are jointly issued by EPA and MassDEP and are equally and separately enforceable by both agencies. Under the NPDES Program, as authorized by the federal Clean Water Act, no point sources of pollutants can be discharged to the waters of the United States without a permit. Permits regulate discharges with the goals of: (1) protecting public health and aquatic life, and (2) assuring that every facility treats wastewater. Permits include site-specific effluent limits, and monitoring and reporting requirements. Regulated pollutants include sanitary waste, toxic pollutants, and non-conventional pollutants including nutrients such as nitrogen and phosphorus. Industrial or commercial facilities may need more than one NPDES permit as stormwater and wastewater are each regulated by separate permits. Permits are issued for up to five years and are renewable.
Review Process: An initial contact with EPA’s Water Permits Division to determine applicable permits is recommended. Applicants must file Form 1 General Information Consolidated Permits Program describing the location and nature of the proposed discharge and its receiving waters. The Form 1 application covers many of the NPDES permits for different types of discharges. Other forms in addition to the Form 1 are required, depending upon the nature of the discharge (40 CFR 122.21). NPDES permits are not valid until the applicant has received a 401 Water Quality Certification (18) from MassDEP and a concurrence from Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management (CZM) that the project is consistent with state coastal policies (22). CZM can begin its review of the proposed discharge when EPA has issued the draft permit and a federal consistency certification has been provided to CZM. CZM cannot complete its review until MassDEP issues 401 Certification for the discharge.
Forms: General Information Form 1 Consolidated Permits Program at <http://www.epa.gov/npdes/pubs/form_1.pdf>.
Fees: Permits issued under authority of MassDEP require a fee for non-municipal dischargers; see MassDEP 310 CMR 4.00.
Website: EPA at <http://cfpub.epa.gov/npdes>; MassDEP at www.mass.gov/dep/water/surfhome.htm.
Contact: U.S. EPA Region I, NPDES Coordinator (888) 372-7431; MassDEP Surface Water Discharge Permit Program (508) 767-2796.
Purpose:
These georegulations data were developed for illustrative purposes to depict the geographic extent(s) of specific laws and policies. They were derived from various sources for planning purposes only and do not necessarily represent contemporary legal spatial positions or orientation(s). All users should verify the location of any boundary of interest prior to use by contacting the controlling legal authority (i.e. Federal, Commonwealth, or town agency) listed in the metadata for guidance.
Supplemental_Information: <http://www.mass.gov/czm/permitguide/regs/npdes.htm>
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Place_Keyword: Gulf of Maine
Access_Constraints:
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Public domain data from the Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management (CZM), an agency of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Executive Office of Environmental Affairs, are freely redistributable with proper metadata and source attribution. Please recognize the Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management as the source of these data. You are not permitted to use CZM's name or to suggest that CZM endorses your project or product, without its express written consent. While efforts have been made to ensure that these data are accurate and reliable within the state of the art, CZM cannot assume liability for any damages or misrepresentation caused by any inaccuracies in the data or as a result of changes to the data caused by system transfers. The user must be aware of data conditions and bear responsibility for the appropriate use of these data with respect to possible errors, original map scale, collection methodology, currency of data, and other conditions specific to these data.
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
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Contact_Person: CZM Data Manager
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Address_Type: Mailing Address
Address: 251 Causeway Street, Suite 800, Boston, MA 02114-2136
City: Boston
State_or_Province: MA
Postal_Code: 02114-2136
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 617-626-1200
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 617-626-1240
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: czm@state.ma.us
Hours_of_Service: 0900 hrs to 1600 hrs EST
Contact_Instructions: email only
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Contact_Person: CZM Data Manager
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Hours_of_Service: 0900 hrs to 1600 hrs EST
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Resource_Description: Downloadable Data
Distribution_Liability:
Although every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of these data, errors and conditions originating from physical sources used to develop these data may be reflected in the data supplied. The client must be aware of data conditions and bear responsibility for the appropriate use of the information with respect to possible errors, original map scale, collection methodology, currency of data, and other conditions specific to certain data. In no event shall CZM be liable for any damages, whether general, special, incidental or consequential damages, arising out of your use of these data. Your sole remedy for damages is to stop using the data. You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless CZM and its employees against any claim, loss, liability or expense, including attorneys' fees, resulting from loss of or damage to property or the injury to or death of any person arising out of the use of the data.
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Fees:
GIS and coordinate files may be downloaded at no charge by following links on the Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management website (<http://www.mass.gov/czm/>).

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