NPDES Water Permit Program in New England
- A description of which government agencies issue permits in the six New England states
- A New England state-by-state listing of recently issued permits
- Links to EPA permit application forms and attachments
- Related links & resources
A description of which government agencies issue permits in the six New England states
Who Issues NPDES Permits in New England?
As provided in the Clean Water Act, the nationwide permit system employs two different systems of administration. Forty-six states are authorized to issue NPDES permits themselves in lieu of the federal government. Such states often are called as authorized states because they received authorization from the federal government to implement the NPDES program. The programs of the remaining four states (as well as some territories and the District of Columbia) are administered by the EPA Regional offices. These states often are called non-authorized states. EPA Region 1 has four authorized states: Connecticut (except for Indian country), Maine (except for certain facilities located in Indian country and the regulation of cooling water intake structures), Rhode Island (except for Indian country) and Vermont (except for certain federal facilities). EPA Region 1 also has two non-authorized states: Massachusetts and New Hampshire. The other two non-authorized states are Idaho and New Mexico.
A New England state-by-state listing of recently issued permits
Recently Issued Permits in New England
- Connecticut Permits
- Maine Permits
- Massachusetts Permits
- New Hampshire Permits
- Rhode Island Permits
- Vermont Permits
Links to EPA permit application forms and attachments
EPA Permit Forms & Attachments for New England
- EPA Permits Application Forms
- EPA Permit Attachments
- Discharge Monitoring Reporting (DMR) - NetDMR
- NPDES Best Management Practices Guidance
Related links & resources
NPDES Stormwater Permits Program
Looking for Stormwater Permit Information?
Visit our NPDES Stormwater Permit Program in New England page
Environmental Appeals Board (EAB)
Locate information on the status of appealed EPA-issued permits.
NPDES Questions? Contact a Staff Member (pdf) (161 K)
Or Contact Us directly to ask a question, provide feedback or report a problem
Any paper NPDES reports not submitted through NetDMR should be sent to the address below.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 1
Water Compliance Section (Mail Code 04-SMR)
5 Post Office Square - Suite 100
Boston, MA 02109-3912
To submit DMRs electronically, visit the NetDMR Support Portal page.