Mission Statement:

The Office of Technical Assistance and Technology (OTA), the Commonwealth's center for technical information and assistance, helps businesses and other organizations improve their environmental performance as well as conserve energy, water and other resources. OTA promotes the implementation of management strategies, systems and technologies that enable businesses to enhance their competitiveness as they reduce use of toxic chemicals, prevent pollution, conserve resources, and ensure worker health and safety. For nearly two decades, OTA has been a cornerstone of the Commonwealth's efforts to provide citizens with a cleaner and healthier environment.

About OTA

Since its establishment in 1990, the Office of Technical Assistance and Technology (OTA) has provided a host of non-regulatory, strictly confidential services that have helped more than 1,400 Massachusetts facilities use less toxic processes and boost their economic performance. OTA has been instrumental in reducing the use of millions of pounds of toxic chemicals and saving companies millions of dollars in operating costs.

As part of the Commonwealth's Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, OTA has maintained a focus on toxics use reduction as it has expanded its service offerings. OTA's legislative mandate now calls for a direct focus on sustainability practices. As a result, OTA has accelerated its promotion of management strategies, systems and technologies that prevent pollution and conserve resources, specifically energy and water.

OTA Services and Programs:

  • On-site technical assistance to reduce toxics use, improve energy efficiency and conserve water and other resources
  • Support to emerging, high-growth industries
  • Pre-permit assistance: "Right from the Start" program
  • Education and outreach
  • Advisory and guidance publications: fact sheets, case studies, and technical reports

Contact Us:

The Office of Technical Assistance and Technology (OTA)
100 Cambridge Street, Suite 900
Boston, Massachusetts 02114

Phone: (617) 626-1060
Fax: (617) 626-1095
Email: maota@state.ma.us


This information is provided by the Office of Technical Assistance and Technology