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 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:  Please note the relevant regulation in the subject line of the email.




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 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


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


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 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. 

310 CMR 15.00 - Title 5


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


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


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