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.