This section contains water permits and other forms. Instructions and general guidance documents are available as well as downloadable forms. Most of the materials on this page are in Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format. (Please see note on .pdfs at the bottom of this page.)
On December 21, 2015, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency promulgated a final rule to modernize Clean Water Act reporting for municipalities, industries, and other facilities by converting to an electronic data reporting system (40 CFR 127.16). The final rule requires all National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) regulated entities to electronically submit Discharge Monitoring Reports (DMRs) starting on December 21, 2016. Maryland will be using EPA's NetDMR system to enable permittees to electronically submit DMRs. Before a permittee can submit official DMRs online using NetDMR, you must attend a training webinar, successfully complete account set-up, and submit example monitoring results electronically.
The NetDMR website is located at https://netdmr.zendesk.com/hc/en-us. An application form for a waiver from electronic reporting requirements can be found here. Applications for a waiver from electronic reporting requirements must be submitted to the Department for written approval by August 23, 2016 (120 days in advance of the December 21, 2016 deadline). A brochure with additional information, including contacts, can be found here.
Pursuant to Section 1-202 of the Environment Article, before MDE may issue a license or permit to a business that might employ a covered employee, the business shall submit to MDE a valid workers' compensation insurance policy or binder. Businesses that are exempt from having to provide workers' compensation insurance under applicable provisions of the Labor & Employment Article may need to submit a Certificate of Compliance. General permit NOIs contain a section for reporting of required information, but applicants for individual NPDES permits should use the following form as part of their application package: MDE/WMA/PER.069
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