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NC Department of Environment and Natural Resources
Water Quality - Fees

Water Quality

Non-Discharge Permitting Unit :: Fees

General Notes

  1. Application fees are non-refundable.
  2. Checks/Money Orders/Electronic Transfers shall be made payable to the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources (NCDENR).
  3. Changes of Ownership, Minor Modifications, Name Changes, Renewals with Minor Modifications and Renewals without modification do not require an application fee.
  4. Annual and Application fees are established in G.S. 143-215.3D
  5. Annual fees for municipalities and industries may be paid using ePayment.
Non-Discharge Activity Annual Fee
Closed-Loop Recycle $360
Non-Discharge Major $1,310
Non-Discharge Minor $810
Reclaimed Water Distribution Line N/A
Single-Family Residence $60
Non-Discharge Activity New Permit Major Modification 1
Closed-Loop Recycle $360 $110
Non-Discharge Major 2 $1,310 $395
Non-Discharge Minor 3 $810 $245
Reclaimed Water Distribution Line 4 $480 N/A
Single-Family Residence $60 $20

1 - A major modification shall be defined as any permit modification or renewal with modification that: increases the permitted average daily flow; increases the permitted disposal acreage; increases the permitted dry tonnage; or includes the addition of new treatment units/processes not previously permitted.

2 - Wastewater irrigation, high-rate infiltration, other non-discharge wastewater and reclaimed water facilities with an average daily flow greater than and equal to 10,000 gallons per day (GPD); Class A residual management systems distributing greater than or equal to 3,000 dry tons; Class B residual management systems containing greater than or equal to 300 acres.

3 - Wastewater irrigation, high-rate infiltration, other non-discharge wastewater and reclaimed water facilities with an average daily flow less than 10,000 gallons per day (GPD); Class A residual management systems distributing less than 3,000 dry tons; Class B residual management systems containing less than 300 acres. 

4 - Reclaimed water distribution is for distribution lines only, and does not include reclaimed water generation sources and end uses.

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