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NPDES Permits in New England

Noncontact Cooling Water General Permit (NCCWGP)

The Notice of Availability of the draft NPDES Non-contact Cooling Water General Permit (NCCW GP ) in Massachusetts (MAG250000) and New Hampshire (NHG250000) was published in the Federal Register on May 16, 2014.

This general permit is intended to replace the noncontact cooling water general permit that was issued on July 31, 2008 and expired on July 31, 2013. The draft general permit is for discharges of non-contact cooling water to waters of Massachusetts and New Hampshire. The permit establishes permit eligibility conditions, notice of intent requirements, effluent limitations, standards, prohibitions, and best management practices for facilities discharging NCCW. The eligibility requirements for coverage under the general permit are discussed in detail in Part 3 of the general permit.

The public comment period for the draft General Permit ended on June 16, 2014. EPA is in the process of finalizing the Non-contact Cooling Water General Permit.

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State Contacts



  • Jeff Andews (jeff.andrews@des.nh.gov), 603-271-2984
  • Amy Clark (amy.clark@des.nh.gov), 603-271-0671

Notices of Intent

EPA will begin accepting Notices of Intent (NOIs) after final permit issuance. NOIs will be posted on this page for a minimum of 30 days after EPA receives them. Please contact Suzanne Warner if you have any questions regarding NOIs. See the table below for a chronological listing of NOIs. Older NOIs are listed in the NCCWGP NOI archive.

State Town/City Name of Facility Date Posted

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