The LSPA presented the following compliance tip at the November 2019 Membership Meeting at the DoubleTree Hotel in Westborough, MA on November 21, 2019.  

COMPLIANCE TIP OF THE MONTH

Applying for a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Remediation General Permit (RGP) for discharge to an Outstanding Resource Water (ORW) requires a 30-day public comment period (314 CMR 4.04 (5) (c)) and must be demonstrated "to be for the express purpose and intent of maintaining or enhancing the resource for its designated use… "(314 CMR 4.04 (3) (b)).  

This could catch you by surprise as it is a higher bar to meet and requires more time to obtain than a "typical" NPDES RGP. 

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