Overboard Discharge Program (OBD Program)

Introduction
Contacts
Statutory sections
Rules
Forms
Supplemental materials

Introduction

The Maine DEP's Overboard Discharge (OBD) Program is responsible for regulating discharges of sanitary and household wastewater generated at residential or commercial locations to streams, rivers, bays, and the ocean. All OBDs must be approved by the DEP through a licensing process. For more information, see DEP Issue Profile: Overboard Discharges (OBDs).

If you are buying or selling a property that contains an OBD (transfer of ownership), the DEP strongly recommends you contact us to discuss the OBD laws and rules early in the process.

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Contacts

Statutory sections

  • Relevant statutory sections are 38 MRSA §§411-A, 413 and 414-A and can be viewed at the Legislature's web page (off-site) providing Maine Revised Statutes, Title 38.

Rules

Forms

Supplemental materials