MassDEP Public Hearings & Comment Opportunities

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MassDEP Regulations, Policies & Programs

Proposed Amendments to 310 CMR 7.71 Reporting of Greenhouse Gas Emissions
MassDEP is proposing revisions to the Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reporting regulation at 310 CMR 7.71

Public Notice: 
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Virtual Public Hearing:
Tuesday, February 6, 2024 at 10:00 am
Register in advance for this hearing at:
https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcsd-igrj8jG9UwWrFEgh4sWB6I8f3A8qDn

Virtual Public Hearing:
Tuesday, February 6, 2024 at 6:00 pm
Register in advance for this hearing at:
https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUrfuCurDgsHdBhiM3PiLsEsPC0C5UjDeIB

Public Comment Period: Ends February 23, 2024

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310 CMR 9.00: The Massachusetts Waterways Amendments
MassDEP is proposing revisions to the Waterways regulations to improve the Commonwealth's resilience to impacts of climate change.

Public Notice:
English | Español | 中文 | 中文(繁體) | Kreyòl Ayisyen | ភាសាខ្មែរ | Português | Tiếng Việt

Revised Public Notice with extension of public comment:
English | Español | 中文 | 中文(繁體) | Kreyòl Ayisyen | ភាសាខ្មែរ | Português | Tiếng Việt

Virtual Public Information Sessions: January 17, 2024
Virtual Public Hearings: January 25, 2024
Public Comment Period: Extended from March 1, ends April 30, 2024

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310 CMR 10.00: Wetlands Protection Act Amendments
314 CMR 9.00: 401 Water Quality Certification Amendments
MassDEP is proposing revisions to the Wetlands regulations and corresponding revisions to the 401WQC regulations to improve the Commonwealth’s resilience to impacts of climate change.

Public Notice:
English | Español | 中文 | 中文(繁體) | Kreyòl Ayisyen | ភាសាខ្មែរ | Português | Tiếng Việt

Revised Public Notice with extension of public comment:
English | Español | 中文 | 中文(繁體) | Kreyòl Ayisyen | ភាសាខ្មែរ | Português | Tiếng Việt

Virtual Public Information Sessions: January 18 & 23, 2024
Virtual Public Hearings: January 31 & February 1, 2024
Public Comment Period: Extended from March 1, ends April 30, 2024

MassDEP Reports, Plans & Data

The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP), through its Watershed Planning Program, announces the opportunity to provide public comment on the Draft Massachusetts Statewide Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) for Pathogen-Impaired Waterbodies (“Draft Statewide Pathogen TMDL Report”), including 28 watershed-specific Appendices. The Draft Statewide Pathogen TMDL Report (including 28 Appendices) is available for review and comment on the Total Maximum Daily Loads by Watershed website. The website also includes a brief fact sheet.

Written comments on the Draft Statewide Pathogen TMDL Report should be submitted no later than 5:00 PM on June 21, 2024, via email (preferred) to Timothy Fox at Timothy.M.Fox@mass.gov. The subject line of the email should be as follows: Statewide Pathogen TMDL (CN 515.0) Comments. Written comments can also be mailed to the following address:

MassDEP Watershed Planning Program
Attn: Timothy Fox
8 New Bond Street
Worcester, MA 01606

Glyphosate Scientific Review Revised Draft Phase 2 Report
Send comments by the close of business on July 19, 2024

MassDEP Permits & Approvals

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