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Remediation & Miscellaneous Contaminated Sites General Permit (RGP)

2010 Final Remediation General Permit

The Notice of Availability of the final Remediation General Permit under the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) for discharges in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts (including both Commonwealth and Indian country lands) (MAG910000) and the State of New Hampshire (NHG910000) was published in the Federal Register on September 9, 2010. This general permit, referred to as the 2010 Remediation General Permit (RGP), is effective on September 10, 2010, and replaces the 2005 RGP.

Operators that applied and received coverage under the 2005 RGP must do one of the following:

  1. re-apply for coverage by submitting a Notice of Intent (NOI) to EPA by December 9, 2010 (no later than 90 days after the effective date of the 2010 RGP);
  2. submit a Notice of Termination (NOT) to EPA by December 9, 2010; or
  3. apply for an individual permit. (If you apply for an individual permit, you are not likely to have continuous permit coverage during the processes of application review, public notice and final issuance.)

For facility operators who have not previously filed a NPDES application for coverage under an individual permit or who have never submitted a NOI under the 2005 RGP, follow the Application and Notice of Intent procedures in Part I.B of the 2010 RGP.

The 2010 final general permit continues the requirements of the previous permit, with some changes and clarifications. A summary of major changes is available on this webpage under "Helpful Information and Links".

In reaching a final decision on the permit, EPA responded to all significant comments. The responses are available to the public and are posted on this website under "Fact Sheet and Response to Public Comments".

Notice of Intents (NOIs) and Notice of Terminations (NOTs) may be sent via USPS, email, or fax to EPA at: EPA-Region 1, 5 Post Office Square, Mail Code OEP06-4, Boston, Massachusetts, 02109-3912; email address NPDES.Generalpermits@epa.gov; or fax number (617) 918-0505. Notification information shall be submitted to the appropriate State agency at the addresses listed at Appendix V of the General Permit.

You will need Adobe Reader to view some of the files on this page. See EPA's PDF page to learn more about PDF, and for a link to the free Acrobat Reader.

Corrections to the RGP 2010 - Immediately effective

Changes have been made to the RGP 2010 to correct errors.
The following corrections were made. These corrections are reflected in the appropriate appendices.

  • Appendix III - The effluent limit for Benzene was omitted. The effluent limit for benzene in 5 ug/l.
  • Appendix VI - The test method for Total Petroleum Hydrocarbons was incorrect. The correct test method is Method 1664A.

These errors are hereby disseminated as a "Minor Modification" to the RGP document based on 40 CFR Section 122.63 of permits. Minor errors are corrected without following the procedures of Part 124 which requires a formal public notice review as required in Section 122.62.

Final Permit

Fact Sheet and Response to Public Comments

2005 Remediation General Permit

EPA Contacts

Primary contact - Victor Alvarez (alvarez.victor@epa.gov or 617-918-1572)
Secondary contact - George Papadopoulos (papadopoulos.george@epa.gov or 617-918-1579)

Notices of Intent

Notices of Intent (NOI) will be posted on this page for a minimum of seven days after EPA receives them. Please contact Shelly Puleo (puleo.shelly@epa.gov or 617-918-1545) if you have any questions regarding NOIs. See the table below for a chronological listing of NOIs. Older NOIs are listed in the Remediation General Permit (RGP) NOI archive.

Date Posted / Updated Date Issued Permit No. Date Terminated Town/City, State Site/Address
12/24/2014   MAG910653   Boston, MA 900 Beacon Street (PDF) (121 pp, 8.5 MB)
12/24/2014   MAG910652   Medford, MA 85 Station Landing Lot 44-5B (PDF) (64 pp, 2.8 MB)
12/18/2014   MAG910651   Attleboro, MA Riverfront Drive (PDF) (39 pp, 3 MB)
12/09/2014 12/10/2014 MAG910650   Brighton, MA 38-40 Guest Street (PDF) (42 pp, 7 MB)
12/09/2014 12/10/2014 MAG910649   Boston, MA University of Massachusetts Boston (PDF) (82 pp, 6.1 MB)
11/14/2014 11/14/2014 MAG910647   Salem, MA Salem Harbor Station (PDF) (69 pp, 5.9 MB)
11/14/2014 11/14/2014 MAG910648   Gloucester, MA Beauport Hotel (PDF) (232 pp, 17.3 MB)
11/06/2014 11/06/2014 MAG910646   Framingham, MA Construction Site: Intersection of Loring Drive & Irving Street (PDF) (84 pp, 16.9 MB)
11/03/2014 10/22/2014 MAG910645   Somerset, MA Brayton Point Station (PDF) (39 pp, 2.4 MB)
10/06/2014 10/03/2014 MAG910643   Athol, MA Mass Electric Former Manufactured Gas Plant (PDF) (233 pp, 8.2 MB)
10/03/2014 10/03/2014 MAG910644   Reading, MA MWRA Contract 7066 (PDF) (81 pp, 11.9 MB)
10/03/2014 10/02/2014 MAG910636   Falmouth, MA Long Pond Water Treatment Plant (PDF) (43 pp, 5.9 MB)

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