MEPA Advisory Committee

The MEPA Office has formed an advisory committee to guide its regulatory review effort in 2021-22. A list of represented organizations and dates of public meetings can be found below.

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Organizations Represented

Air, Inc.

Alternatives for Community & Environment

American Council of Engineering Companies of MA

Berkshire Regional Planning Commission

Boston Harbor Now

Cape Cod Commission

Central Mass Planning Commission

Charles River Watershed Association

Connecticut River Conservancy

Conservation Law Foundation

Environmental Business Council

Eversource

Green Roots

HomeBuilders

National Grid

Massachusetts Area Planning Commission

Merrimack Valley Planning Commission

NAIOP

NAIOP

MassAudubon

Massachusetts Association of Conservation Commissioners

Massachusetts Highway Association

Massachusetts Municipal Association

MassRecycle

Massachusetts Water Works Association

North American Indian Center of Boston (NAICOB)

Pioneer Valley Regional Planning Commission

Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA), New England Chapter

VHB

Dates of Public Meetings

Members of the public are able to attend MEPA advisory committee meetings as observers and to provide input at the end of each meeting. To request oral language interpretation or other accommodations, please contact MEPA-regs@mass.gov.

September 2021

Topic

Sept 24, 2-4pm

Meeting Summary

MEPA Public Involvement Protocol for Environmental Justice Populations (“MEPA Public Involvement Protocol”)

  • Overview of comments received to date (MEPA)
  • Overview of 2020-21 projects (MEPA)
  • Discussion of key questions

October 2021

Topic

Oct 1, 2-4pm

Meeting Summary

MEPA Public Involvement Protocol (cont’d)

  • Discussion of key questions (cont’d)

Oct 8, 2-4pm

Meeting Summary
 

MEPA Guidance on Analysis of Project Impacts on Environmental Justice Populations (“EJ Guidance”)

  • Overview of statutory language (MEPA)
  • Description of potential framework (MEPA)
  • Discussion of key questions

Oct 22, 2-4pm

Meeting Summary

EJ Guidance (cont’d)

  • Discussion of key questions (cont’d)

BREAK TO PREPARE FINAL REGULATORY PROPOSAL

 

 

December 2021

Topic

Dec 17, 2 - 3:30pm

Meeting Summary

 

Discussion of “Phase 2” MEPA Regulatory Review Effort

  • Summary of comments received to date
  • Discussion of key questions

January 2022

Topic

Jan 14, 1-3pm

Meeting Summary

PowerPoint Presentation

MEPA definitions

  • Summary of comments received to date
  • Discussion of key questions

Jan 28, 1-3pm

Meeting Summary

PowerPoint Presentation

MEPA thresholds

  • Summary of comments received to date
  • Discussion of key questions

February 2022

Topic

Feb 11, 1-3pm

Meeting Summary

PowerPoint Presentation

MEPA thresholds (cont’d)

Feb 25, 1-3pm

Meeting Summary

MEPA thresholds (cont’d)

March 2022

Topic

March 4, 1-3pm

Meeting Summary

PowerPoint Presentation

MEPA thresholds (cont’d)

    March 18, 1-3pm

    Meeting Summary

    PowerPoint Presentation

    MEPA procedures

    • Summary of comments received to date
    • Discussion of key questions
    April 2022 Topic

    April 1, 1-3pm

    Meeting Summary

    PowerPoint Presentation

    MEPA procedures (cont’d) and wrap-up

     

    April 29, 1-3pm

    Meeting Summary

    PowerPoint Presentation (Ecological Restoration)

    PowerPoint Presentation (EJ Update)

    Ecological restoration and MEPA review

     

    May 2022 Topic

    May 6, 1-3pm

    Meeting Summary

    PowerPoint Presentation (Climate Resilience Design Standards Tool)

    PowerPoint Presentation (MEPA Climate Resiliency Policy)

    MEPA Climate Resiliency Policy
    June 2022 Topic

    June 10, 10am-12noon

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    MEPA Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions Policy
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