Effective January 1, 2009, all MCP submittals and documentation shall be submitted electronically.

A 7-day grace period from the actual due date is allowed for most submittals. Exceptions are listed at 310 CMR 40.0008(5). In other words, if given by electronic transmission the document is considered received by the due date, if the date the transmission is delivered to the Department is within 7 calendar days of the actual submittal due date.

Calculating the 7-day grace period:

  • If the actual submittal due date falls on a weekend, holiday or any other day MassDEP offices are closed, the due date runs to the end of the next business day and the 7-day grace period is calculated from that day.
  • If the 7th day of the grace period falls on a weekend, holiday or any other day MassDEP offices are closed, the last day of the 7-day grace period is the next business day.

See also: Clarification of the 7-Day Grace Period in eDEP