How to Submit a PBR Notification to DEP

STEP 1

DETERMINE APPLICABLE
PERMIT-BY-RULE SECTION(S)
Permit-by-Rule regulations (Chapter 305) apply to certain activities covered under the Natural Resources Protection Act (NRPA). Find the section for your type of proposed activity in the Chapter 305 standards above.

STEP 2

REVIEW CHAPTER 305
SECTION STANDARDS
For each section selected, read Applicability that describes in further detail which activities are included and where they are allowed. Read and comply with all the standards contained in the section.

STEP 3

FILL OUT PBR
NOTIFICATION FORM, &
COLLECT SUBMISSION DOCUMENTS

STEP 4


PAY PBR FEE ONLINE

DEP fee schedule
• The required fee is contained in the Department’s fee schedule.
• Payment of the application fee is accepted by credit card through the Department’s payment portal.
• Pay the fee prior to filing and include confirmation of credit card payment with email submission of your PBR.

STEP 5

SUBMIT PBR, ATTACHMENTS AND PROOF OF PAYMENT VIA EMAIL*

The Department is requires the submission of Natural Resource Protection Act (NRPA) and Stormwater Permit-by-Rule (PBR) notifications by email to: DEP.PBRNotification@maine.gov

*See Additional Email Submission Details below

STEP 6

THE PBR IS EFFECTIVE AFTER 14 DAYS UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTIFIED BY THE DEPARTMENT The PBR becomes effective 14 days from the date the Department receives the full submission (email notification and fee), unless the Department approves or denies the PBR prior to that date