Commissioner's Office

David W. Cash, Commissioner
One Winter Street, 2nd Floor
Boston, MA 02108
617-292-5856 FAX: 617-574-6880

The Commissioner of MassDEP is appointed by the Secretary of Energy & Environmental Affairs, with the Governor's advice and consent. The Managers reporting directly to the Commissioner include:

Deputy Commissioner for Operations and Environmental Compliance

Deputy Commissioner for Policy and Planning

Deputy Commissioner for Administrative Services

General Counsel

Budgetary Affairs

Director of Public Affairs

 

Operations and Environmental Compliance

Gary Moran, Deputy Commissioner
One Winter Street, 2nd Floor
Boston, MA 02108
617-292-5775 FAX: 617-574-6880

The Deputy Commissioner for Operations and Environmental Compliance oversees compliance and enforcement activities agency-wide, as well as all MassDEP operations and field activities of the agency's four regional offices. MassDEP's regional offices are:

The Regional Offices are the focal point for most MassDEP permitting, compliance, enforcement, emergency response and site cleanup activity that protects Massachusetts citizens and their environment on the local level. Staff based in these offices spend most of their time in the field and are very familiar with the businesses and communities they regulate. To locate the MassDEP Regional Office that serves your community, see Find Your Region .

 

Policy and Planning

Martin Suuberg, Deputy Commissioner
One Winter Street, 2nd Floor
Boston, MA 02108
617-292-5975 FAX: 617-574-6880

The Deputy Commissioner for Policy and Planning is responsible for ensuring that all MassDEP policies and programs are coordinated, effective, and result in measurable environmental results.

This deputy is also tasked with implementing the Commissioner's priorities (including improved protection of public health and the environment); new approaches (including permit streamlining and regulatory reform; management improvements and organizational changes); environmental/public health risk assessment and standards; and environmental monitoring.

The Deputy Commissioner establishes MassDEP priorities based upon sound science and information, and evaluates the success of MassDEP's efforts based upon environmental and public health indicators and monitoring. The Deputy Commissioner oversees the:

 

Administrative Services

Thomas Massimo, Acting Deputy Commissioner
One Winter Street, 2nd Floor
Boston, MA 02108
617-292-5564 FAX: 617-556-1049

The Deputy Commissioner for the Bureau of Administrative Services is responsible for monitoring agency revenues and expenditures, maintaining MassDEP facilities and property, recruiting and hiring staff, and ensuring the agency's compliance with collective bargaining agreements, civil service laws and affirmative action requirements. BAS consists of:

  • Workforce Services
  • Fiscal Management
  • Facilities and Infrastructure

 

General Counsel

Nancy Kaplan, General Counsel
One Winter Street, 2nd Floor
Boston, MA 02108
617.654.6563 FAX: 617-338-5511

The General Counsel manages a staff of attorneys responsible for drafting legislation and regulations, initiating enforcement proceedings both administratively and through the courts, and providing other legal support to MassDEP.

The General Counsel also oversees enforcement-related activities, specifically the:

  • Environmental Strike Force - an interagency environmental law enforcement unit comprised of scientific and technical staff from DEP, uniformed police officers from other environmental agencies, and prosecutors from the Office of the Attorney General. Toll Free telephone: 1-888-VIOLATE.
  • Office of Enforcement Policy and Assistance - responsible for coordinating MassDEP's overall enforcement program to ensure consistent treatment of environmental law violators in all regions of the state. Telephone: 617-292-5575.

 

Budgetary Affairs

Kristin LaCroix, Chief Financial Officer
One Winter Street, 2nd Floor
Boston, MA 02108
617.348.4062 FAX: 617-574-6880

The Budgetary Affairs unit manages fiscal and budgetary matters for the agency.

 

Public Affairs Office

Edmund Coletta, Director
One Winter Street, 2nd Floor
Boston, MA 02108
617-292-5737 Fax: 617-292-5636

The Director of Public Affairs coordinates all communication between the agency and its various constituencies, including citizens, businesses, stakeholder groups and the news media.

The Public Affairs Office (PAO) serves as the eyes, ears and voice of MassDEP, speaking with and listening to the agency's many important constituencies. PAO also helps to coordinate content on the agency's web site, and directs the agency's social media outreach effort.