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Fees

Non-Discharge Permit Type New Application Fee Major Modification Fee 1 Annual Fee
Wastewater & Reclaimed Water
(≥ 10,000 GPD) 2
$1,310 $395 $1,310
Wastewater & Reclaimed Water
(< 10,000 GPD) 3
$810 $245 $810
Residual
(≥ 3,000 dry tons or ≥ 300 acres) 2
$1,310 $395 $1,310
Residual
(< 3,000 dry tons or < 300 acres) 3
$810 $245 $810
Closed-Loop Recycle $360 $110 $360
Single-Family Residence $60 $20 $60
Reclaimed Water Distribution Line 4 $480 N/A N/A
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.
 
  • Application fees are non-refundable.

  • Checks/Money Orders/Electronic Transfers shall be made payable to the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (NCDEQ)

  • 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.

By U.S. Postal Service:
Division of Water Resources- Non-Discharge Branch
1617 Mail Service Center Raleigh, NC 27699-1617
 
By Courier/Special Delivery:  
Division of Water Resources- Non-Discharge Branch
Att: Nathaniel Thornburg- 9th Floor, Office #942X
512 N. Salisbury St. Raleigh, NC 27604

Should you have any questions regarding an invoice, billing, or the ePayment System, please contact the Annual Administering and Compliance Fee Coordinator at 919-707-3698 or wqepay@ncdenr.gov