Our staff are available and working remotely during the closure of our offices due to COVID 19.
Assistance for citizens who are Limited English Proficient (LEP).
MassDEP is working to make more environmental data and information available online. This list provides links to searchable apps and data look-ups.
Dental Practices & Clinics
MassDEP has extended the certification filing deadline until 45 days after the State of Emergency is lifted.
Drinking Water & Wastewater Operations
This resource provides MassDEP's answers to questions from water-supply and wastewater professionals.
Recordings of weekly calls with drinking water and wastewater operators to ensure effective communication.
Gas Stations & Vehicle Fueling Facilities
Certain Stage I & UST inspection, reporting, and certification deadlines have been extended until 45 days after the State of Emergency is lifted. See News & Updates at these links to learn more.
No third-party inspector certification renewals are due until December 2021. If MassDEP receives applications for renewals or new TPI applications during the COVID-19 pandemic, the agency will process them as usual.
Hazardous Waste Management
This document addresses compliance with container and tank inspections for facilities closed during the pandemic, electronic signatures of hazardous waste manifests to maintain social distancing, and extension of accumulation volume and time limits due to transportation disruptions.
State Revolving Fund (SRF)
MassDEP has issued COVID-19 guidance for state revolving (SRF) borrowers that include an Additional Subsidy for 2019 IUP and Local Authorization for 2020 IUP.
Toxics Use Reduction
See News & Updates to learn about deadline extensions for TUR Planning, Reporting, and Planner Certification Renewals.
Waste & Recycling
MassDEP & Attorney General's Office enforcement of retailer beverage container redemption requirements, which had been suspended due to COVD-19, will resume in June.
Includes provisions for the continuity of waste and recycling operations during the pandemic, and information for companies and workers who collect, transport, and dispose of solid waste from households, businesses, and institutions.
Current registrations are extended until 90 days after the State of Emergency is lifted. If MassDEP receives applications for renewals or new TPI applications in the meantime, the agency will process them as usual.
Waste Site Cleanup Operations
These resources provide information on the status of Waste Site Cleanup operations, expectations related to ongoing cleanup activities during the COVID-19 State of Emergency, and links to weekly calls with site cleanup stakeholders.
Waterways Permitting (Chapter 91)
This guidance helps applicants to ensure the timely receipt of materials and review within regulatory timeframes during closure of our offices for COVID-19.
Wetlands & Water Quality Certifications
This guidance provides Conservation Commissions with procedures to implement the Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act and regulations as well as information on the 401 Water Quality Certification Program for dredge permit and fill/excavation permit applications in response to the current COVID-19 emergency.
Answers to questions raised by conservation commissions, their administrators/agents, and applicants about how the Wetlands Protection Act and its regulations will be implemented during the COVID-19 emergency.
These resources provide access to forms and information on submitting a 401 Water Quality Certification (401 WQC) during the COVID-19 emergency.