Fees

General Notes

  • Application fees are non-refundable.
  • Checks/Money Orders/Electronic Transfers shall be made payable to the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (NCDEQ)

Department of Environmental Quality

Non-Discharge Permitting Unit

512 North Salisbury St

1617 Mail Service Center

Raleigh NC 27699-1617

  • Changes of Ownership, Minor Modifications, Name Changes, Renewals with Minor Modifications and Renewals without modification do not require an application fee.
  • Annual and Application fees are established in G.S. 143-215.3D
  • Annual fees for municipalities and industries may be paid using ePayment.

Annual

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

Application

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.

Should you have any questions regarding an invoice, billing, or the ePayment System, please contact the Annual Administering and Compliance Fee Coordinator at 919-807-6316 or wqepay@ncdenr.gov