Commissioner's and MassDEP-Wide Advisory Committees

  • Commissioner's Advisory Committee

    The role of the Department's advisory committees is to provide advice and information on broad issues of policy and on generally-applicable regulations and procedures.  In all areas the role of the Committee is limited to the provision of such advice and comment; the final decision on any matter remains with the Commissioner.

Air & Climate Stakeholder and Advisory Committees

  • Air Permitting Forum

    This group of applicants, consultants, environmental advocates and other stakeholders was formed to provide the agency with input on implementing the recommendations of its Air Permit Streamlining Initiative and Study.

  • Asbestos Regulatory Reform Industry Stakeholder Work Group
    MassDEP worked with stakeholders to develop a proposal to shift and streamline its current management and oversight of asbestos abatement activities, and focus limited state resources on the highest priority matters. 
  • State Implementation Plan (SIP) Steering Committee

    Meetings of the State Implementation Plan Steering Committee are scheduled quarterly. For additional information, contact Mark Wert at 617-292-5598.

  • MassDEP Indoor Air Workgroup and Guidance Project Blog

    MassDEP has convened an Indoor Air Workgroup consisting of representatives from the legal, environmental consulting, and risk assessment communities, along with MassDEP staff, developers and other interested groups. The goal of the workgroup is to develop comprehensive, updated guidance for LSPs and others to use when addressing sites with vapor intrusion issues. 

  • MassDEP Wind Turbine Noise Technical Advisory Group

    The Wind Turbine Noise Technical Advisory Group (WNTAG) will provide advice on recommended changes to MassDEP noise regulations and/or policies as they apply to wind turbine noise. 

Cleanup of Sites & Spills Stakeholder and Advisory Committees

  • Waste Site Cleanup Program Advisory Committee

    The Waste Site Cleanup Program Advisory Committee provides input to MassDEP on site cleanup regulations, policies and programs. In addition, the Committee serves as a forum for keeping interested organizations and individuals up to date on related MassDEP activities.

  • Green Remediation Workgroup

    MassDEP's Bureau of Waste Site Cleanup promotes the use of Green Remediation at state and federally regulated contaminated sites through its Clean Energy Results Program (CERP).  MassDEP has formed a workgroup with LSPs, their clients and other interested parties help identify the best ideas to advance Green Remediation.

  • MassDEP Indoor Air Workgroup and Guidance Project Blog

    MassDEP has convened an Indoor Air Workgroup consisting of representatives from the legal, environmental consulting, and risk assessment communities, along with MassDEP staff, developers and other interested groups. The goal of the workgroup is to develop comprehensive, updated guidance for LSPs and others to use when addressing sites with vapor intrusion issues. 

  • Oil Spill Act Advisory Committee

    The Oil Spill Act Advisory Committee assists MassDEP in making the most efficient and effective use of a Trust Fund established by the Oil Spill Act, as well as other related policy and program matters.

  • MassDEP Reclamation Soil Project

    MassDEP has convened a Reclamation Soil Workgroup to develop a program for the reclamation of quarries, sand pits and gravel pits pursuant to Section 277 of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ FY2015 Budget.

Toxics & Hazards Stakeholder and Advisory Committees

Waste & Recycling Stakeholder and Advisory Committees

Water Resources Stakeholder and Advisory Committees

  • Land Subject to Coastal Storm Flowage Advisory Group

    The Wetlands and Waterways Program has commenced an Advisory Group to develop and adopt regulations for performance standards for Land Subject to Coastal Storm Flowage.

  • Safe Drinking Water Act Assessment Advisory Committee

    The Safe Drinking Water Act Assessment Advisory Committee works with MassDEP to review and recommend annual assessment fees for drinking water, as authorized by the federal Safe Drinking Water Act and provided under Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 21a, s. 18a.

  • Water Management Act Advisory Committee

    The Water Management Act Advisory Committee works with MassDEP to review Water Management Act legislation, regulations, and permitting, and set criteria for water withdrawal permits.

  • Well Drillers Program Advisory Committee

    This group advises MassDEP on issues relating to the drilling of wells and the regulation, training, and certification of well-drillers in Massachusetts.