On March 20, 2017, the Massachusetts Rivers Alliance submitted a petition to MassDEP, “For the promulgation of Revised and Amended Regulations that impose Conservation Conditions on all Registrants to satisfy the purposes of the Massachusetts Water Management Act, the Water Conservation Standards (June 2012, as amended), and the Public Trust Doctrine.” MassDEP held a public meeting on September 12, 2017, to discuss the petition.

 

MassDEP Action on Water Management Act Petition  pdf format of MassDEP Action on Water Management Act Petition

MassDEP’s September 22, 2017 response to the petition submitted by the Massachusetts Rivers Alliance on March 20, 2017, to impose conservation conditions on all WMA registrants.

Petition to Amend the Water Management Act Regulations  pdf format of Petition to Amend the Water Management Act Regulations

A petition titled “For the promulgation of Revised and Amended Regulations that impose Conservation Conditions on all Registrants to satisfy the purposes of the Massachusetts Water Management Act, the Water Conservation Standards (June 2012, as amended), and the Public Trust Doctrine” was submitted to MassDEP in March 2017 by the Massachusetts Rivers Alliance.

Public Meeting Agenda  pdf format of Agenda - Petition to Amend the Water Management Act Reg

A public meeting to discuss the petition will be held on September 12, 2017 from 1:00 to 3:00pm at 100 Cambridge Street , 2nd Floor Conference Rooms B, C and D, Boston, MA 02114.

MassDEP Public Meeting Presentation  pdf format of MassDEP Public Meeting Presentation

Presentation given by MassDEP during the public meeting for the petition to amend the Water Management Act Regulations.

MassDEP Public Meeting Presentation - Massachusetts River Alliance  pdf format of MassDEP Public Meeting Presentation

Presentation given by Julia Blatt from the Massachusetts River Alliance to petition to change the WMA Regulations.

MassDEP Public Meeting Presentation - Ipswich River Watershed Association  pdf format of MassDEP Public Meeting Presentation
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Presentation from the Ipswich River Watershed Association on the petition to amend the WMA regulations, given by Wayne Castonguay.