A "general permit" covers multiple individual discharge sources and locations that have the same type of discharges and involve situations where the Department determines there is a relatively low risk for significant environmental impact. General permits may be issued for different specific categories of discharge activities.
- Pesticides for the Control of Mosquito-borne Diseases. Effective July 27, 2010
- Herbicides for the Control of Invasive Aquatic Plants. Effective May 30, 2007
- Piscicides for the Control of Invasive Fishes. Effective September 1, 2009
Note: development activity may also require approvals pursuant to the a Site Law, Stormwater Management, Natural Resources Protection Act, or other laws depending upon the location, type, and size of the activity. For general licensing questions related to these other laws, please use the ON-CALL system. Call one of the following numbers, and ask to speak with the "on-call" person in the Bureau of Land and Water Quality. Augusta: (800) 452-1942. Bangor: (888) 769-1137. Portland: (888) 769-1036. Presque Isle: (888) 769-1053.
Post Construction Discharge of Stormwater in the Long Creek Watershed. Effective November 6. 2009. Contact: Don Witherill (207) 287-7725 or Alison Moody (207) 615-8936.
Multisector Stormwater General Permit (Industrial). Effective April 26, 2011. Contact: David Ladd (207) 215-7168.
Related page: Drafts of new or reissued general permits released for public comment are available on the Public Comment Page.