The following packages are for review and comment. Questions about any of these packages can be directed to Ann Lowery, 617-292-5846. Please email comments to dep.talks@state.ma.us. Be sure to use the name of the package you are commenting on in the subject line of the email!

More information on MassDEP's Regulatory Reform Initiative can be found here

Public Comment Period Extended
Public comments on all proposed revisions may be presented orally or in writing at the hearings. The comment period for the following proposed regulation revisions has been extended from May 10, 2013 to May 30, 2013. Written comments will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. on May 30, 2013, and can be submitted by mail to:

Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection
Bureau of Resource Protection - Regulatory Comment Box
1 Winter Street, 5th Floor
Boston, MA 02108

Comments may also be sent electronically via email to: dep.talks@state.ma.us.  Please note the relevant regulation in the subject line of the email.

Summaries

Wetlands, Waterways, and Water Quality Revisions doc format of Wetlands, Waterways, and Water Quality Revisions
 

Wastewater Revisions doc format of Wastewater Revisions
 

Regulatory Reform at MassDEP: BRP Public Hearing Proposals pptx format of BRP Regulatory Reform Presentation
file size 3MB  

Revision Packages

310 CMR 10.00 - Wetlands Protection Act

310 CMR 10.00 - Wetlands Protection Act - Redline doc format of 310 CMR 10.00 - Wetlands Protection Act - Redline
| 310 CMR 10.00 - Wetlands Protection Act - Clean doc format of 310 CMR 10.00 - Wetlands Protection Act - Clean

310 CMR 9.00 - Waterways

Preliminary Draft: Small Dock and Pier General License doc format of Preliminary Draft: Small Dock and Pier General License
 
Draft General License: Preliminary Draft for Informational Purposes ONLY.

310 CMR 32.00 - Land Application of Sludge & Septage

310 CMR 32.00 - Land Application of Sludge & Septage - Redline doc format of 310 CMR 32.00-Land Application of Sludge & Septage-RL
| 310 CMR 32.00 - Land Application of Sludge & Septage - Final doc format of 310 CMR 32.00-Land Application of Sludge & Septage-Fin

314 CMR 12.00 - Operation & Maintenance & Pretreatment Standards for Wastewater Treatment Works and Indirect Dischargers

314 CMR 12.00 - Operation & Maintenance & Pretreatment Standards for Wastewater Treatment Works and Indirect Dischargers - Redline doc format of 314 CMR 12.00 - O&M and Pretreatment Standards - RL
| 314 CMR 12.00 - Operation & Maintenance & Pretreatment Standards for Wastewater Treatment Works and Indirect Dischargers - Clean doc format of 314 CMR 12.00 - O&M and Pretreatment Standards - Clean

314 CMR 2.00 - Permit Procedures for Surface Water Discharge Permits (314 CMR 3.00), Groundwater Discharge Permits (314 CMR 5.00), Sewer Extension & Connection Permits (314 CMR 7.00), & Reclaimed Water Permits (314 CMR 20)

314 CMR 2.00 - Permit Procedures for Wastewater Permits - Redline doc format of Permit Procedures for Wastewater Permits - Redline
|   314 CMR 2.00 - Permit Procedures for Wastewater Permits - Clean doc format of 314 CMR 2.00 - Permit Procedures for Wastewater Permits

314 CMR 7.00 - Sewer System Extension & Connection Permit Program

This Regulation is proposed to be  deleted. Sections from the current regulations are incorporated into  314 CMR 12.00 & 257 CMR 2. Please refer to those draft regulations for details. 

314 CMR 7.00 - Sewer System Extension & Connection Permit Program - Redline doc format of Sewer System Extension & Connection Permit Program - RL

310 CMR 15.00 - Title 5

310 CMR 15.00 - Title 5 - Redline doc format of 310 CMR 15.00 - Title 5 - Redline
file size 1MB |   310 CMR 15.00 - Title 5 - Clean doc format of 310 CMR 15.00 - Title 5 - Clean

314 CMR 9.00 - 401 Water Quality Certification for Discharge of Dredged or Filled Material, Dredging, & Dredged Material Disposal

314 CMR 9.00 - 401 Water Quality Certification for Discharge of Dredged or Filled Material, Dredging, & Dredged Material Disposal - Redline doc format of 314 CMR 9.00-401 Water Quality Certification - Redline
| 314 CMR 9.00 - 401 Water Quality Certification for Discharge of Dredged or Filled Material, Dredging, & Dredged Material Disposal - Clean doc format of 314 CMR 9.00-401 Water Quality Certification - Clean

257 CMR 2.00 - Board of Registration of Operators of Wastewater Treatment Facilities

257 CMR 2.00 - Board of Registration of Operators of Wastewater Treatment Facilities - Redline doc format of 257 CMR 2.00 - Board of Registration WWTO - Redline
| 257 CMR 2.00 - Board of Registration of Operators of Wastewater Treatment Facilities - Final doc format of 257 CMR 2.00 - Board of Registration WWTO - Final

314 CMR 4.00 Site Specific Metals Table -

As part of 314 CMR 4.00, this table is the ONLY change being proposed within the Water Quality Standards. Please refer to the Standards for the full text.
Site-Specific Metals Table - Redline doc format of Site-Specific Metals Table - Redline
| Site-Specific Metals Table - Final doc format of Site-Specific Metals Table - Final