3/31/16: Regulatory Review Update Letter to Stakeholders from Kristen Lepore, Secretary, Executive Office for Administration and Finance
3/9/16: Check our Public Hearings and Comment page for the latest regulation amendments.
12/4/15: See public comment submitted for Energy and Environmental Affairs (updates are ongoing)
During the initial assessment we considered a number of issues for each regulation, including:
- Purpose/necessity of the regulation
- Whether the regulation was reviewed/amended during recent regulatory reform initiatives
- Year of most recent review
- Whether the regulation is required by state or federal law
- Reporting requirements associated with the regulation
- Consistency with federal requirements (whether the requirements are more stringent)
Recommended Regulatory Changes
MassDEP Work Plan
Download MassDEP's Work Plan for Executive Order 562
Summaries of the sessions:
Sessions dates and presentation: To inform our review and decision making, MassDEP held three general listening sessions on:
- Tuesday, September 29, 2015, from 4-6 p.m. – MassDEP’s Central Regional Office, Suasco Conference Room, 8 New Bond Street, Worcester.
- Wednesday, September 30, 2015, from 4-6 p.m. – Springfield Central Library, 220 State Street, Springfield.
- Thursday, October 1, 2015, from 4-6 p.m. – MassDEP’s Boston headquarters, Conference Rooms A, B &C, second floor, 1 Winter Street, Boston.
Public Comment Received
See public comment submitted for Energy and Environmental Affairs
Important Note: We are still in the process of posting comments received, so please check back. Thank you.
For More Information
On March 31, 2015, Governor Baker issued Executive Order #562 commissioning a complete and comprehensive review of all existing Executive Branch regulations. Since issuing the executive order, state agencies across the Commonwealth have collaborated to begin this project with a goal of establishing a regulatory code that speaks using one voice with the people of the Commonwealth. In addition to coordinating within state government, the Baker-Polito Administration is calling on the public to give us your feedback on state regulations. A Clearer Code: Regulatory Review is a central website for information and updates on the regulatory review project where you are able to:
- Submit written comments on specific regulations or on the existing regulatory climate in general
- View public comments submitted by others
- Find the schedule for all public listening sessions
- Find the compiled Code of Massachusetts Regulations (CMR)