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Water Quality - View permitting processes, track applications, and find permits

Water Quality

Groundwater Protection Branch :: Permit Process Resources

The resources on this webpage enable interested parties to track the progress of an application through the permitting process, find information about permitted facilities, and request a meeting with staff to discuss project ideas or submit application packages. 

 

Application & Permit Tracking

DENR has implemented a permit application tracking system via an interactive map, which can be searched using the applicant, county, facility, permit type, or other criteria.  Likewise, DWR permitting programs have developed a similar means of finding information about permits that have been issued.

  • Permit Application Tracking System - Use this interactive map to find information about well permit applications and how to contact the application reviewer.  As  permits are issued and permit-by-rule notifications are processed they will eventually be removed from this data set and appear on one of the maps below. 
  • Permitted Facilities:  Injection Wells -  Use this interactive map to find permit numbers and other information about injection wells permitted for geothermal heating/cooling,  in situ soil/groundwater remediation, or aquifer storage and recovery facilities.  This includes facilities permitted by rule and those issued an individual permit.
  • Permitted Facilities:  Other Wells - Use this interactive map to find information about facilities permitted for monitoring, recovery, and large capacity water supply wells (a well or well system designed to produce 100,000 gallons per day or greater).

 

Process Flow Charts

The following flow charts illustrate steps in the permitting process from application submittal to permit issuance.

 

Scoping and Submittal Meetings

Submittal meetings and scoping meetings provide an opportunity for applicants to discuss their project with appropriate review staff to present relevant scope and background information, ask questions about applicable rules and design critera, discuss innovative ideas and approaches, ask questions about the permitting process and timelines, and receive preliminary review comments on their design and application materials.

Scoping meetings can occur anytime during the design and planning stages and typically involve representatives from the owner and their consultant.  It is usually helpful to provide preliminary design information and site drawings for discussion purposes.  These meetings can help ensure applicable rules and design criteria are appropriately included in the final design documents and to get preliminary comments to identify possible issues related to permitting and approval.

Submittal meetings can either occur with the physical submittal of the application package documents or be scheduled at the time of submittal for a later date.  These meetings are most helpful when both the consultant and the owner are present to discuss any review comments and to provide necessary responses to questions.

To schedule a scoping or submittal meeting, please email Debra Watts or call 919-807-6338 at least a week before the desired meeting time. 

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