Hours & directions
Contacts
File review
Regional profile
Facilities, projects & sites of interest
Cities & Towns in the Western Region

 


Western Region Hours & Directions 

MassDEP Western Regional Office
436 Dwight Street
Springfield, MA 01103
Main telephone: 413-784-1100
Service Center: 413-755-2214
Permit Assistance: 413-755-2119

Business hours

8:45 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, except state holidays .
See also WERO File Review hours.

Directions

Directions to MassDEP Offices pdf format of MassDEP Office Directions doc format of MassDEP Office Directions

From the East (Boston)

  • Take the Mass Turnpike (I-90) West to Exit 6 "Springfield/I-291."
  • After the toll, turn left at light onto I-291 and follow to the Dwight Street exit. Stay in the second lane from the left (road forks: take left fork).
  • Turn left at the stop sign at the bottom of the ramp onto Dwight Street.
  • Proceed three blocks under the railroad overpass.
  • MassDEP is on the right corner in a five-story white limestone building.

From the West (Berkshires and New York)

  • Take the Mass Turnpike (I-90) East to Exit 4 "West Springfield/I-91 South."
  • Follow I-91 South to Exit 8 "Ludlow/Boston" and merge onto I-291.
  • Take exit 2A at top of the ramp and bear right slightly onto Chestnut Street.
  • Proceed two blocks, then turn right onto Liberty Street.
  • Turn left at the next traffic light onto Dwight Street and go under the railroad overpass. MassDEP is on the right corner in a five-story white limestone building.

From the North (Northampton)

  • Take I-91 South to Exit 8 "Ludlow/Boston" and merge onto I-291.
  • Take exit 2A at top of the ramp and bear right slightly onto Chestnut Street.
  • Proceed two blocks, then turn right onto Liberty Street.
  • Turn left at the next traffic light onto Dwight Street and go under the railroad overpass. MassDEP is on the right corner in a five-story white limestone building.

From the South (Connecticut)

  • Take I-91 North to Exit 8 "Ludlow/Boston" and merge onto I-291.
  • Take the Dwight Street exit.
  • Turn right onto Dwight Street and proceed two blocks.
  • Go under the railroad overpass.
  • MassDEP is on the right corner in a five-story white limestone building.

Western Region Contacts 

General Phone & Email

    Main Phone: 413-784-1100
    Fax: 413-784-1149
    Service Center / Permit Assistance: 413-755-2214
    Report a spill or environmental crime

Employee Directories

DEP Western Region Employee Directories pdf format of DEP Western Region Employee Directories xls format of DEP Western Region Employee Directories
Online Employee Lookup


Western Region File Review

The public may review the MassDEP Western Region's non-confidential files on Wednesdays 9:00am to 12:00pm and from 1:00pm to 4:00pm in the 5th floor main conference room.

  • Wetland File Review: To review wetlands files REQUIRES an appointment in advance. Call 413-784-1100.
  • All Other Requests: You are encouraged to fax a completed file review request form pdf format of File Review Request Form doc format of File Review Request Form for all other file review requests at least one day in advance to Kellie Niemiec, 413-784-1149.

NOTE: You can also download site lists from MassDEP's website.

Local Assistance

Environmental Issues Handled by Local Officials
Environmental Issues Handled by Other Agencies


Western Regional Profile

The Western Region covers the largest geographic area of the agency's four regions, having jurisdiction over 106 communities. It also has the second largest concentration of industry (centered around Springfield, Chicopee and Holyoke) in the state after the greater Boston area, but is the smallest of the DEP regions in terms of population, with a majority of its 800,000 residents concentrated in the lower Pioneer Valley.

A feature unique to the Western Region is its lack of transition zones between older industrial cities and rural farming communities, of which there are many.

The region's major natural features include the Connecticut River, a major source of hydroelectric power; the Quabbin Reservoir, supplying drinking water to 2.1 million people in 46 communities; and the Berkshire mountains. Major river basins in the region include the Chicopee, Connecticut Mainstem, Deerfield, Farmington, Hoosic, Housatonic, Millers, Quinebaug and Westfield.


Western Region Facilities, Projects & Sites of Interest


Cities & Towns in the Western Region

Adams
Agawam
Alford
Amherst
Ashfield
Athol
Becket
Belchertown
Bernardston
Blandford
Brimfield
Buckland
Charlemont
Cheshire
Chester
Chesterfield
Chicopee
Clarksburg
Colrain
Conway
Cummington
Dalton
Deerfield
Easthampton
East Longmeadow
Egremont
Erving
Florida
Gill
Goshen
Granby
Granville
Great Barrington
Greenfield
Hadley
Hampden

Hancock
Hardwick
Hatfield
Hawley
Heath
Hinsdale
Holland
Holyoke
Huntington
Lanesborough
Lee
Lenox
Leverett
Leyden
Longmeadow
Ludlow
Middlefield
Monroe
Monson
Montague
Monterey
Montgomery
Mount Washington
New Ashford
New Marlborough
New Salem
North Adams
Northfield
Northhampton
Orange
Otis
Palmer
Pelham
Peru
Petersham

Pittsfield
Plainfield
Richmond
Rowe
Royalston
Russell
Sandisfield
Savoy
Sheffield
Shelburne
Shutesbury
South Hadley
Southampton
Southwick
Springfield
Stockbridge
Sunderland
Tolland
Tyringham
Wales
Ware
Warren
Warwick
Washington
Wendell
Westfield
Westhampton
West Springfield
West Stockbridge
Whately
Wilbraham
Williamsburg
Williamstown
Windsor
Worthington