Permitting

Permits
The Pretreatment program issues permits to businesses discharging wastewater from their processes.

Contact Information
510-621-1269

New Business or One-Time Discharges
New businesses or one time dischargers can file an initial permit application (PDF file) and consent decree pollutant questionnaire by fax or surface mail.
  • New applicants need to submit application 30 days before proposed discharge.
  • The signed application plans and blueprints must be received before permit can be issued.
  • For step by step procedure for either one time discharge or one year permit please check out the requirements for discharge.

Self-Monitoring

If your permit requires you to self monitor, you will be required to collect grab/composite samples yourself and send them to a certified laboratory or contract the sampling out. These lists are not endorsements.

Baseline Monitoring Report
If you have been asked to submit a baseline monitoring report, please note the BMR checklist.

Permit Renewal
If you need to renew your permit, you can submit a renewal application/Annual Sewer Service Charges Calculation Sheet (PDF file) by fax or surface mail. Check on the last page of your current permit for the date the renewal must be received.