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Why do you need a wastewater permit?

Wastewater discharge permits are an important factor in ensuring the water environment and protecting clean water resources. The production and operation processes of many businesses need to use water and produce wastewater. To ensure that wastewater is discharged into environmental water sources without harm, a permit is required and compliance with environmental regulations is required.

Legal bases providing for the application for a permit

Water Resources Law No. 17 / 2012 / QH13 takes effect from 01/01/2013. – Decree 201 / 2013 / ND-CP dated 27/11/2013 of the Government detailing the implementation of a number of articles of the Water Resources Law. – Decree No. 149 / 2004 / ND-CP dated July 27, 2004 of the Government providing for the licensing of exploration, exploitation and use of water resources and discharge of wastewater into water sources. – Decree No. 142 / 2013 / ND-CP of the Government on sanctioning administrative regulations in the field of water resources and minerals takes effect 15/12/2013.

Wastewater Discharge Permit Application Process

  1. Wastewater Source Identification and Specification: First, identify the wastewater source and related specifications such as flow, chemical composition, and physical properties.
  2. Data Collection: Collect data on wastewater quality and other specifications to determine potential impacts on the water environment.
  3. Drafting Permit Application: Prepare a complete and detailed application for a wastewater discharge permit. The application includes information about the project, wastewater treatment process, test data, and intended environmental impact.
  4. Application for Permit: Submit the application for a wastewater discharge permit with the dossier to the competent environmental management agency.
  5. Inspection and Evaluation: The Environmental Management Agency will conduct inspection and evaluation of permit applications to ensure accuracy and reliability.
  6. Determination of Conditions: If records are satisfactory, the environmental management agency will determine the conditions in the permit, including maximum flow, pollutant content, and monitoring requirements.
  7. Licensing: After meeting the conditions, the environmental management agency will issue a wastewater discharge permit.

Subjects must apply for a permit to discharge :

Obtaining a permit to discharge wastewater into a water source is a necessary step to ensure that the discharge does not cause harm to the environment. The subjects who need to apply for a permit to discharge wastewater into a water source include:
  1. Industrial Production Facilities: Enterprises operating in the field of industrial production such as factories, factories, factories often have to discharge wastewater from the production process into the environment.
  2. Construction Projects: Construction projects such as irrigation works, traffic, seaports also need to apply for permits to discharge wastewater after the construction process.
  3. Food Production Facilities: Food processing plants, canning plants, meat processing plants, bottled water production must also apply for wastewater discharge licenses.
  4. Wastewater Treatment Plants: Even wastewater treatment plants need to apply for a permit to ensure that the wastewater after treatment meets regulatory standards.
  5. Resources Mining Facilities: Projects that exploit minerals, sand, rocks, underground water also need to apply for permits to ensure that the exploitation does not adversely affect water resources.
  6. Chemical Production Facilities: Chemical production plants, paint production, dyes need to apply for a wastewater discharge permit to ensure that the chemical waste does not harm the water source.

Necessary Dossier Application for Discharge Permit

When applying for a permit to discharge wastewater into a water source, a complete and detailed record is important to ensure that the permit application process goes smoothly and quickly. Here are the necessary documents along with the recommended dossier:
  1. Application for Permit: This form contains information about the subject matter, description of the operation, source of the wastewater, and the purpose of obtaining the permit.
  2. Technical Profile: Includes detailed information on wastewater flow, chemical composition, temperature parameters, pH, BOD, COD, and other important parameters.
  3. Wastewater Treatment Plan: Includes a description of the wastewater treatment process, the technology used, and measures to ensure wastewater quality before discharge into the environment.
  4. Test Data: Record the results of inspection and testing of wastewater quality from the production and treatment process.
  5. Environmental Impact Planning: Assesses the potential impact of wastewater on water sources and the surrounding environment.
  6. Estimated Measures: Describe measures to estimate, assess and monitor wastewater quality over time.

Authority Receiving Wastewater Discharge Permit to Water Source

The competent authority to receive and review dossiers for the issuance of wastewater discharge licenses to water sources is usually an environmental management agency under the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment or a similar agency in the locality. This agency will conduct inspection, evaluate dossiers and decide on the issuance of licenses based on accuracy and compliance with regulations.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Why a wastewater discharge permit is needed? The permit ensures that wastewater is discharged into an environmental water source without harm and in compliance with environmental regulations.
  2. Who needs to apply for a wastewater discharge permit? Enterprises, organizations, and individuals with production and business activities need to use water and discharge wastewater.
  3. What is the process for obtaining a wastewater discharge permit? The process includes identifying the source of wastewater, collecting data, drafting a permit application, filing an application, inspection and evaluation, determining conditions, and issuing permits.
  4. Is the wastewater discharge permit time-sensitive? Yes, the permit is usually time-sensitive and needs to be renewed as prescribed.
  5. If there is no sewage discharge permit, what are the consequences that can be encountered? The discharge of sewage without a permit or violation of a permit can lead to administrative sanctions or a ban on production and business activities.


Wastewater permits are an important tool to ensure water resources are protected and maintained. We at Natural Star Vina understand that the process of obtaining permits and complying with regulations is essential to protecting the environment and ensuring sustainable business operations. We have experience in advising and assisting with the application of wastewater permits, ensuring that all your activities comply with environmental regulations.
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