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If you intend to blast at a quarry within 500 feet of a natural gas pipeline or metering and regulation station, you must first get approval from the DPU's Pipeline Division. If you do not get approval before blasting, you may be found in violation of state law, St. 2014, c. 149, sec. 7.
To get the required approval, you must submit an Application for Blasting at Quarries, by email or mail, along with the following:
You can email your application to the following individuals (include all three email addresses)
Or, you can mail your application and associated documents to:
Director, Pipeline Engineering and Safety Division
Department of Public Utilities
One South Station
Boston, MA 02110
No less than 24 hours before your blasting operation, you must email the following individuals with the scheduled date of the specific blasting operation, a copy of the associated Dig Safe ticket(s), and a copy of the approved Application for Blasting:
If your planned blasting operation does not take place on the scheduled date, you must inform the individuals noted above by email.
You will need to submit a new Application if the following occurs: