The revised regulations at 310 CMR 42.08(6) require that all laboratory personnel participate in a laboratory ethics program on an annual basis. This document provides guidance that will assist with compliance of this requirement.
Memo to Massachusetts-certified environmental laboratories summarizing changes promulgated in November 201Memo to Massachusetts-certified environmental laboratories summarizing changes promulgated in November 2016 to the Laboratory Certification regulations, 6 to the Laboratory Certification regulations, 310 CMR 42.00.
Public water systems that use ground water must analyze samples for the presence of fecal indicator organisms each time the system is notified of a total-coliform-positive sample collected under Total Coliform Rule monitoring. Rev. May 2009.
Hydrogeological evaluations for proposed landfill sites define the geology of the site, groundwater flow paths and rates, design characteristics of the landfill liner, and the location of all proposed groundwater protection and monitoring systems.
A detailed explanation of the revisions made in 2008 to the Massachusetts Stormwater Management Standards, reflecting technological and scientific advancements since the Standards were first issued in 1996.
The Massachusetts Water Resources Commission develops water-needs forecasts for communities seeking increased water withdrawals under the Water Management Act, in order to ensure that water supplies remain adequate. Updated March 2017.
Sediment screening values are used to evaluate the potential risk of harm to the environment from sediment contamination. This Technical Update revises the Stage I sediment screening criteria for metals except mercury.
A surface water body is functioning as an ecological resource if it is supporting or providing habitat for aquatic organisms or wildlife and it has become integrated into the natural landscape and the local hydrogeologic system.
MassDEP is evaluating the most recent precipitation-frequency statistics from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, with the goal of updating the Wetlands regulations to accommodate the use of newer data in the permitting process.
Conservation Commissions may use this guidance to evaluate projects proposed in coastal resource areas for their potential to impact the storm damage prevention and flood control interests of the Wetlands Protection Act.
Lake management techniques for control of nutrients and aquatic-plant growth effectiveness and ecological impacts, and additional resources for identifying invasive species and other aquatic-nuisance issues.
Provisions of the Wetlands Protection Act Regulations that cover exempt and regulated agricultural activities, the permitting process for regulated activities, and resources for farmers, regulators, and the general public.
Simplified habitat-evaluation form from the Massachusetts Wildlife Habitat Protection Guidance. This form applies when a field evaluation determines that a project will have no adverse effect on the habitat features specified in the form; otherwise the Detailed Habitat Evaluation Form is used.
Detailed habitat-evaluation form from the Massachusetts Wildlife Habitat Protection Guidance, to be submitted when a proposed project triggers habitat-protection provisions in the Wetlands Protection Act regulations.
Guidance to determine if mosquito control work (e.g. application of pesticides) is exempt or requires an Emergency Certification under the Wetlands Protection Act, and whether application of pesticides to a public water source for mosquito control can go forward.