Aroostook River

General Materials

Maine Rules
Federal Regulations
Residual Delegation
Supplemental materials
Tax Exemption Certification

Statutory sections

  • Statutory sections include Title 38, Chapter 3, §§ 413 and following
  • See Water Laws

Maine rules

514. Regulations Concerning the Use of Aquatic Pesticides
517. Certification of Persons Servicing and Repairing Sanitary Waste Treatment Facilities
519. Interim Effluent Limitations and Controls for the Discharge of Mercury
. Surface Water Toxics Control Program
531. Regulations for Waste Water Operator's Certification Program
543. Rules to Control the Subsurface Discharges of Pollutants by Well Injection
550. Discontinuance of Wastewater Treatment Lagoons
555. Standards for the Addition of Septage to Municipal Wastewater Treatment Facilities (repealed/replaced 3/9/2009)
570. Stormwater and Combined Sewer Overflows
573. Snow Dumps: Best Management Practices for Pollution Prevention
580. Regulations Relating to Sampling Procedures and Analytical Procedures
581. Regulations Relating to Water Quality Evaluations
582. Regulations Relating to Temperature
584. Surface Water Quality Criterial for Toxic Pollutants
585. Identification of Fish Spawning Areas and Designation of Salmonid Spawning Areas
586. Rules Pertaining to Discharges to Class A Waters
596. Overboard Discharges: Licensing, Relicensing, Transfer, and Abandonment of Licenses

The following rules became effective upon approval of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency of related parts of the State’s application to administer the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System program of the Federal Clean Water Act, pursuant to 40 CFR part 123.

520. Definitions for the Waste Discharge Permitting Program
521. Applications for Waste Discharge Licenses
522. Application Processing Procedures for Waste Discharge Licenses
523. Waste Discharge License Conditions
524. Criteria and Standards for Waste Discharge Licenses
525. Effluent Guidelines and Standards
528. Pretreatment Program
529. General Permits for Certain Wastewater Discharges

Federal regulations (off-site).

  • Go here for 40 CFR Parts 136-149. Part 136 (Guidelines establishing test procedures for the analysis of pollutants); Part 141 (National primary drinking water regulations); and Part 143 (National secondary drinking water regulations).

Residual Designation

Under authority of the Federal Clean Water Act, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Regional Administrator may designate additional stormwater discharges as requiring National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permits when he or she determines that either (1) stormwater controls are needed for the discharge based on wasteload allocations that are part of "total maximum daily loads" (TMDLs) that address the pollutants of concern, or (2) the discharge, or category of discharges within a geographic area, contribute to a violation of a water quality standard or is a significant contributor of pollutants to waters of the United States.

Maine is a NPDES delegated state and administers the permit requirements associated with this program. As delegated state, Maine DEP (the permitting authority) may also designate under Residual Designation Authority. 

Supplemental materials