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Maryland Water Permit Applications and Other Forms

​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.)

Electronic Reporting Rule

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.

Certification of Workers' Compensation Insurance Coverage

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  

Discharge Permit Applications, Forms, and Guidance

Notice for Individual NPDES Applications 

​All applications for individual NPDES Permits which are submitted after June 12, 2019 must utilize the new EPA Forms which are applicable to your discharge.  The links below have been updated to refect the new forms.  

Information for all NPDES Permittees

Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances​ (PFAS) Gu​idance​

Industrial General Discharge Permits (Permit Guide 3.02Permit Guide 3.03, Permit Guide 3.23)

Industrial Surface Water Individual Discharge Permits (Permit Guide 3.01)

Municipal Surface Water Discharge Permits (Permit Guide 3.04)

Groundwater Discharge Permits (Permit Guide 3.05)

Water and Sewerage Construction Permit Application (Permit Guide 3.07)

Water Quality Infrastructure Financial Assistance Forms

Water Appropriation and Use Permit Applications (Permit Guide 3.15)

Well Construction Permits and Licenses (Permit Guide 3.14 & 3.28)

Water Sampler Certification (Permit Guide 3.16)

Public Drinking Water System Compliance Forms

Drinking Water Laboratory Certification (Permit Guide 3.17)

Tidal Wetland Permits, Licenses and Certifications (Permit Guide 3.18)

Non-Tidal Wetland and Waterway Permits, Approvals and Certifications (Permit Guide 3.19 , 3.20 & 3.23)

Erosion, Sediment and Storm Water Permits, Certifications and Approvals (Permit Guide

Waterworks and Waste System Operator Certification (Permit Guide 3.27)


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