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PERMITS-CERTIFICATION

Todu Y Nilala T Tano Man Uno ā€¢ All Living Things Are One

About Permitting and Compliance

Federal and Local permits working in concert

Permitting is very important for business owners, farmers, contractors, developers, investors and the military. Guam EPA enforces multiple, locally-mandated permits. These include permits to protect Guam’s air, water and other valuable natural resources. As with Guam’s environmental law, many of these permits were generated based on federal programs.

Guam EPA also works hard to ensure those going through the permitting process are aware of all the permits they are required to get to be in compliance with the law. This includes making sure project planners are aware of federal processes through the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Federal Consistency Requirements locally carried out by the Bureau of Statistics and Plans Guam Coastal Management Program, and other federally-mandated planning processes.


Do I need a permit?

Powerpoint presentation – Overview of Guam EPA Permitting and Plan Review

The type of permit you need to acquire depends on the type of activity and operations you are conducting. The following is a list of permits you may possibly need, depending the type of your activities. Remember, this is not an exhaustive list and it is subject to change. For more specific information about your situation and how it relates to permitting, please contact Guam EPA.

Businesses
  • Air Permits: Standby Generator Permit, Emission Unit Permit, Compliance Certification
  • Solid Waste Permits: Collection facility, Hardfill facility, Landfill facility, Processing facility, Storage facility, Transfer facility
  • Hazardous Waste Permits: Notification of Hazardous Waste Activity, RCRA Part A, Underground Storage Tank (UST)
  • Pesticide Permits: Notice of Arrival, Basic Training A, Experimental use Permits, Restricted Use Pesticide Dealer License, Restricted Use Pesticide Usage License Special Permits, ,
  • Water and Wastewater Permits: Well Operating Permit, Underground Injection Control Permit, Well Drilling, Water Quality Certification (401 A, B and C), Waste Disposal System permits
  • Land Use Permits: Clearing, Grubbing, Grading and Stockpiling Permit, Soil Importation
Developers, Contractors and Construction Operations

Please note: Permits to construct anything in Guam must be submitted through the Department of Public Works One Stop Center in Upper Tumon. For more information about DPW’s Permitting Process call (671) 646-3131.

  • Air Permits: Air Pollution Source Construction Permit, Emission Unit Permit, Compliance Certification, Air Pollution Permit to Construct in Non-Attainment Areas
  • Solid Waste Permits: Collection facility, Hardfill facility, Landfill facility, Processing facility, Storage facility, Transfer facility
  • Hazardous Waste Permits: Notification of Hazardous Waste Activity, RCRA Part A, Underground Storage Tank (UST)
  • Pesticide Permits: Special Use Permits
  • Water and Wastewater Permits: Well Operating Permit, Underground Injection Control Permit, Well Drilling, Water Quality Certification (401 A, B and C)
  • Land Use Permits: Clearing, Grubbing, Grading and Stockpiling Permit, Soil Importation
Farms and Ranches
  • Air Permits: Standby Generator Permit
  • Animal Care Permits: Under Land Use Permits Feedlot Waste Permit
  • Land Use Permits: Clearing, Grubbing, Grading and Stockpiling Permit
General Public and Homeowners
  • Air Permits: Standby Generator Permit (for 80 horse power or more)
  • Pesticide Permits: Special Use Permits
  • Other Permits: Burial at Sea

Links to Guam EPA laws

Links to Guam EPA regulations

Links to Guam EPA permits

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