The Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management (CZM) published Environmental Permitting in Massachusetts in 2003 to provide brief descriptions of the major Massachusetts environmental permits. Please note that while this guide provides a helpful overview of the Massachusetts environmental permitting process, the regulatory information may be outdated in several cases and website addresses and contact information may have changed.
The first section of the guide provides an overview of environmental regulations and permits. The primary focus is on Massachusetts statutes and regulations, but information about local and federal statutes that tie into the Massachusetts permitting process is also included. The second section contains technical descriptions of each of the statutes, regulations, and programs referenced in the first section, along with contact information for state and federal regulators.
Environmental Permitting in Massachusetts (Published 2003)