Governor Deval Patrick's Budget Recommendation - House 1 Fiscal Year 2014

Energy and Environment


Programs targeted to preserve and promote the Commonwealth's environmental health and afford residents and visitors the use of the Commonwealth's public parks and recreational spaces.

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Agricultural and Natural Resource Management

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Agricultural and Natural Resource Management Programs targeted to manage, and conserve the Commonwealth's forests, agriculture, fauna, and other natural resources.
Animal Health Monitoring For the purpose of ensuring the health and safety of the Commonwealth's domestic animals and providing rapid response to possible disease situations.
Farming and Agricultural Development For the purpose of fostering the growth and viability of the Commonwealth's agricultural sector and markets.
Forestry Management For the purpose of managing over 3.7M acres of public and privately owned forest land and municipal watersheds.
Natural Resource Conservation For the purpose of managing public lands such as parks, forests and reservations based upon a comprehensive inventory and assessment of environmental and recreational resources, identification of the unique characteristics of a property, and development of an implementation plan to guide short and long-term objectives.

Energy and Environmental Infrastructure

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Energy and Environmental Infrastructure Programs targeted to maintain and improve the Commonwealth's environmental, utility, and recreational infrastructure.
Dams, Seawalls, and Water Resource Management For the purpose of ensuring the structural integrity of the Commonwealth's waterways and seawall infrastructure through supervising the inspection of dams, managing stormwater, and improving water quality; activities include public education, illicit discharge detection and elimination, and construction of stormwater management controls.
Parkways and Pedestrian Bridges Management For the purpose of maintaining parkways and associated pedestrian bridges through repairs, snow and ice treatment, street sweeping, and tree care/removal.
Utility Generation, Transmission, and Distribution For the purpose of supporting policies to maintain a reliable and cost effective energy infrastructure through oversight of investor-owned electric power, natural gas, and water utilities within the Commonwealth.

Energy Policy and Sustainability

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Energy Policy and Sustainability Programs targeted to promote responsible energy policy and usage including investments in facilities remediation and renewable energy.
Energy Conservation and Efficiency For the purpose of developing and overseeing strategies to assist residents and businesses to save energy and manage costs, while growing the economy and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
Energy Markets For the purpose of assessing energy market operations, implementing effective policies to improve the resiliency of critical energy infrastructures, and providing information to the public and stakeholders.
Energy Policy Development For the purpose of establishing policies to support the emergence of clean energy technologies, businesses, and jobs in the Commonwealth.
Energy Resource Assessment For the purpose of collecting assessments on electric and gas investor-owned utilities.
Facilities Remediation for Reduced Energy Consumption For the purpose of performing energy efficiency and renewable energy improvements on state facilities.
Renewable Energy For the purpose of increasing the contribution of renewable and alternative energy to the Commonwealth's electricity supply through the implementation of the Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard programs.

Environmental Protection

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Environmental Protection Programs targeted to protect and preserve areas within the Commonwealth's borders through effective pollution management and resource protection.
Coastal Zone Management For the purpose of protecting coastal and marine resources through planning, public involvement, education, research, and sound resource management practices.
Environmental Research and Analysis For the purpose of conducting scientific and legal analysis to support environmental protection including collecting and processing of water and air samples, developing protocols for analyzing environmental pollutants and toxins, providing technical and lab support for environmental enforcement cases, and regulating environmental laboratories in Massachusetts.
Hazard Waste Site Professional Certification and Compliance For the purpose of establishing and enforcing standards for the Licensed Site Professional (LSP) profession which administers licensing exams, offers professional training, and pursues disciplinary action relative to LSPs who violate professional standards.
Hazardous Waste Site Cleanup and Restoration For the purpose of managing and controlling releases or threats of releases of hazardous waste through emergency response to events such as marine oil spills; ensuring proper cleanup of known hazardous waste sites; managing and regulating underground storage tanks; operating waste treatment facilities at federal Superfund sites; promoting Brownfields redevelopment; auditing privately managed hazardous waste site cleanups; and, restoring natural resources damaged by hazardous waste releases.
Pest Management For the purpose of regulating the agricultural industry and pesticide application services through inspection, examination, licensing, registration, quarantine, and enforcement of laws and regulations in order to protect public health and the environment.
Pollution and Waste Prevention and Management For the purpose of preventing, reducing, and managing pollution and waste and ensuring air quality through activities such as regulating the disposal of solid waste at landfills and incinerators; providing programs to promote recycling and reduction in the use of toxic products; and managing the handling, transport and disposal of hazardous waste.
Water Resource Protection and Access For the purpose of protecting water supplies and ensuring the quality of drinking water quality from public water systems, including water pollution control actions, preservation of wetlands, preservation of public access to waterways, and oversight of wastewater treatment and drinking water infrastructure construction projects.

Fisheries, Wildlife and Habitat Management

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Fisheries, Wildlife and Habitat Management Programs targeted to responsibly manage, protect, and restore the Commonwealth's natural wildlife and associated habitats.
Ecological Restoration and Protection For the purpose of restoring the health and integrity of the Commonwealth's rivers, wetlands, and watersheds.
Fisheries, Wildlife, and Natural Heritage Management For the purpose of managing wildlife, inland fisheries, and natural heritage programs including the protection of wild amphibians, reptiles, birds, mammals, freshwater and diadromous fish and endangered, threatened and special concern species.
Habitat Protection For the purpose of acquiring land and related habitat for preservation through assessments on sporting constituencies.
Marine Fisheries Licensing and Management For the purpose of protecting and enhancing the Commonwealth's marine fishery resources through the promotion and regulation of commercial and sport fishing, as well as scientific research, education and outreach.
Environmental Law Enforcement For the purpose of protecting environmental and natural resources through enforcement of state and federal environmental laws and regulations, education, and public outreach including enforcement of boating and recreational vehicle laws and regulations, and registration of boats, all-terrain vehicles and snowmobiles.

Parks and Recreation

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Parks and Recreation Programs targeted to operate and improve public parks and recreational facilities along with their associated services.
Fishing and Boating Access For the purpose of providing boat, canoe and fishing pier access sites on inland and coastal waters, great ponds and rivers in Massachusetts.
Parks and Recreation Public Safety For the purpose of providing lifeguard and emergency services at pools, wading pools, spray decks, beaches, and inland ponds which the Commonwealth operates including providing security at the Massachusetts Statehouse and other park facilities.
Parks Management and Operations For the purpose of managing the Commonwealth's state park system including forests, parks, greenways, historic sites and landscapes, seashores, lakes, ponds, reservoirs and watersheds.
Preservation of Historic Resources For the purpose of preserving historically significant buildings, cemeteries, and landscapes.
Recreational Facilities and Services For the purpose of operating state-owned golf courses, aquatic facilities, ice skating rinks, and recreation complexes and managing playgrounds, baseball fields, tennis courts and basketball courts in state parks.

Energy and Environment General Operations

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Energy and Environment General Operations Programs targeted to support statewide energy and environment operations which are shared across multiple programs or agencies and cannot be allocated to specific programmatic areas.
Energy and Environment Central Administration For the purpose of providing energy and environment business operations that support multiple programs and cannot be allocated to specific programmatic areas. Activities may include executive oversight, developing strategic plans, giving policy guidance, and other miscellaneous support functions.
Energy and Environment Contracts and Legal Services For the purpose of providing energy and environment contract and legal services that support multiple programs and cannot be allocated to specific programmatic areas. Activities may include general counsel, contract development, document review, claims defense and prosecution, and negotiation and mediation.
Energy and Environment Facilities For the purpose of managing and maintaining energy and environment facilities, including leased space that support multiple programs and cannot be allocated to specific programmatic areas. Activities may include property construction, improvements, and maintenance in addition to plant operations and utility costs.
Energy and Environment Human Resources For the purpose of providing human resource management for energy and environment that supports multiple programs and cannot be allocated to specific programmatic areas. Activities may include hiring, recruiting, training, collective bargaining, employee evaluations, and professional development.
Energy and Environment IT For the purpose of managing and supporting the energy and environment technology infrastructure including technical support for multiple programs that cannot be allocated to specific programmatic areas. Activities may include software development, application hosting, communication systems, data processing, and security services.
Energy and Environment Planning, Accounting, and Finance For the purpose of providing energy and environment financial management, processing, and tracking that support multiple programs and cannot be allocated to specific programmatic areas. Activities may include budget development, grants management, transaction processing, financial reporting, and long range planning.
Energy and Environment Procurement For the purpose of acquiring goods and services for energy and environment that support multiple programs and cannot be allocated to specific programmatic areas. Activities may include proposal development, vendor selection, distribution of goods, and purchase negotiations.


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