These permits allow for independent septage treatment facilities to process septage in an environmentally safe manner.
Any person who is processing or disposing of septage at any place in New Hampshire, excluding transport, who does not have a wastewater treatment plant permit or solid waste facility permit, will need to apply for a septage facility permit. The facility permit covers traditional septage processing methods, such as septage lagoons, while newer technology to treat septage is covered under the innovative/alternative (I/A) permit application.
Septage Facility and I/A Permit Application
$1,000 for each individual septage treatment facility permit application or renewal. Facilities may deduct $200 for each written agreement with a municipality to accept septage from a municipality in compliance with RSA 485-A:5-b. Municipalities are exempt from the fee.
Typically three to six months after the application is deemed complete, or a public hearing, if one is requested.
Term is ten years. Permits are renewed by submitting an updated Septage Facility and I/A Permit Application, and the applicable fee. A complete renewal application must be received no later than 60 days prior to the permit expiration date for a facility permit, and by the expiration date for an innovative alternative permit.
Permit holders must submit a Septage Permit Modification Applicationand obtain approval.
Required transfer information, found in Env-Wq 1603.10, must be approved by the Wastewater Engineering Bureau, Residual Management Section.
Status of Current Applications
Contact Alex Rastorguyeff at [email protected] or (603) 271-7888.
Permitting a Septage Facility in New Hampshire (Fact Sheet WD-WEB-13)
Wastewater Engineering Bureau, Residual Management Section or (603) 271-3908.
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