• Agricultural regulations

    View agricultural regulations for farm products, animals, fairs, milk, pesticides and more.
  • Environmental health

    A key mission of the Bureau of Environmental Health (BEH) is to protect the public from a variety of environmental exposures -- from screening, diagnosis, and treatment and prevention of lead poisoning to conducting foodborne illness complaint investigations and responding to other food emergency incidents, the BEH responds to environmental health concerns and provides communities with epidemiologic and toxicological health assessments.
  • Environmental police

    The Environmental Police is the primary enforcement agency of the Commonwealth's boating and recreational vehicle laws and regulations. Visit the various Environmental Police bureaus here.
  • Environmental occupational and business licenses

    Whether you're looking for an asbestos removal license or a Title 5 Inspector license, you'll find it here, along with the agency responsible. Consumers can search for a license and file a complaint against a licensed professional.
  • Environmental permits, reporting, and forms

    Whether you're looking for permit applications or compliance certification and reporting forms by media, you'll find the permits, reporting and forms you need here.
  • Environmental permitting guide

    The Environmental Permitting Guide offers clear, brief descriptions of the major Massachusetts environmental permits. You can access the complete guide here or check a section.
  • Environmental Results Program

    MassDEP Environmental Results Program (ERP) is a performance-based regulatory approach designed to improve environmental compliance and performance in specific industry sectors. Here you'll find certification forms, instructions and online filing options, certification regulations and standards for ERP media, general and specific contacts for business sectors, executive summaries, testimony and reports and more.
  • Environmental Strike Force

    The Massachusetts Environmental Strike Force gathers evidence during undercover investigations, carefully builds cases against alleged environmental violators, then takes them to court. Find out how you can help blow the whistle on environmental crime.
  • Grants and technical assistance

    Grants and technical assistance on a wide variety of energy and environmental topics is available. You'll find it here, along with data on auto insurance, education and training and information on enforcement and appeals, the Environmental Justice Policy, permitting and licensing, mapping resources and more.
  • Laws, regulations, and policies by media

    Investigate the laws, regulations and policies by media: Air and Climate, Cleanup of Sites and Spills, Cross-Media and Environmental Results Program, Enforcement and Administrative Penalties, Timely Action and Fees, Toxics and Hazards, Waste and Recycling, and Water, Wastewater and Wetlands.
  • MassDep enforcement and appeals

    MassDEP enforces compliance with environmental requirements, punishes violators, deters environmental violations by others, and fosters and promotes sustained environmental compliance and stewardship. Find out how to appeal a decision and check out enforcement actions and settlements, the Environmental Strike Force, and more.
  • Natural Resource Damages Assessment and Restoration

    The National Resource Damages Assessment and Restoration (NRD) authority applies to injuries to natural resources managed by or held in trust by the Commonwealth for the public, and generally includes fish, wildlife, threatened and endangered species and their habitats, groundwater, drinking water supplies, lakes, ponds, wetlands, coastal and marine resources, anadromous fisheries, shellfish, and other sensitive resources. Learn more about the NRD, investigate case settlements, damages assessments and more.
  • U.S. EPA enforcement and assistance

    Working in partnership with state governments, tribal governments and other federal agencies, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ensures compliance with the nation's environmental laws. Whether you're a regulated business, a community, you will learn how to comply with regulatory requirements, get compliance assistance by statute or visit a Compliance Assistance Center.
  • Waste prevention

    The Bureau of Waste Prevention (BWP) protects public health and the environment by ensuring that discharges and emissions, solid and hazardous wastes, toxic chemical use, and the health risks associated with them are reduced to the maximum extent possible and, when pollution or waste cannot be prevented, they are safely and effectively controlled or managed.