Latest Permit Efficiency Initiative

In November 2011, MassDEP established the Permitting Assistance and Management Office to provide additional assistance in navigating the MassDEP permitting process or expediting a decision that is business-critical.

Previous Permit Efficiency Initiatives (2007-2010)

In March 2007, Governor Deval L. Patrick announced his Regulation at the Speed of Business Initiative. For MassDEP, this initiative meant implementing a number of activities to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of environmental regulation in Massachusetts. Learn more...


On-Going Permitting Efficiencies

These initiatives complement several efforts already targeted at streamlining MassDEP's permitting efforts, such as: