Notice of Listening Session

Through Executive Order 562, Governor Charles D. Baker has ordered each state agency to review all regulations that fall under its jurisdiction in the Code of Massachusetts Regulations (CMR). State agencies and offices across the Commonwealth are coordinating and collaborating with one another during this process to identify and address regulations that are confusing, inconsistent, redundant, or unnecessary.

As part of this “Regulatory Reform” initiative, the Department of Fire Services has scheduled a listening session on October 29, 2015 the following regulations:

At 1 p.m. 501 CMR 14.00 - Testing, Certification, Marking, and Enforcement of Massachusetts' Fire Standard Compliant Cigarettes

At 3 p.m.:

502 CMR 2.00 – Petition for Adoption, Amendment or Repeal of Regulations
502 CMR 3.00 – Provisions for approve underground steel storage tanks Dismantling Yards
502 CMR 5.00 – Permit and inspection requirements of above ground storage tanks of more than ten thousand gallons capacity

At 2 p.m.:

530 CMR 2.00 – Installation of Automatic Sprinklers in High Rise Buildings and Structures

These sessions are intended to provide the public with an opportunity to comment on any of the regulations under the jurisdiction of DFS and are in addition to the statutory regulatory process for the issuing, amending, or repealing of a regulation, which includes a public comment period.

We encourage the public to provide comments on any DFS regulation.  Please note that each regulation listed above has a scheduled time and agency representatives will be present to hear your comments.