Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act Office (MEPA)

Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act Office

The MEPA review process provides meaningful opportunities for public review of potential environmental impacts of certain projects for which certain actions by state agencies are required. It requires state agencies to study the environmental impacts of projects requiring state permitting, financial assistance or land disposition, and to use all feasible measures to avoid, minimize, and mitigate damage to the environment or, to the extent damage to the environment cannot be avoided, to minimize and mitigate damage to the environment to the maximum extent practicable.

Address

MEPA Office
100 Cambridge St., Suite 900, Boston, MA 02114

Phone

File Review and Pre-filing Meetings (617) 626-1031

Who we serve

The MEPA Office is part of the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA). We provide meaningful opportunities for public review of the potential environmental impacts of projects for which state agency action is required. We serve the general public, state agencies, municipalities, and project proponents.

About MEPA

On behalf of the Secretary of EEA, the MEPA Office conducts reviews of environmental impacts of development projects and other activities that require one or more state agency action. The MEPA Office is responsible for the day-to-day administration of the MEPA review process, including to:

  • solicit comments from the general public and state agencies
  • represent the Secretary at public consultation session on projects
  • coordinate project review with proponents, consultants, and interested agencies and citizens, and
  • make recommendations to the Secretary regarding the adequacy of environmental documentation submitted for a project.

The Environmental Monitor

Read current and archived issues of the Environmental Monitor to find information on projects under review, recent decisions of the Secretary of Energy & Environmental Affairs, and public notices from State agencies.

The 2018 Enivronmental Monitor Publication Schedule includes submission deadlines, comment due dates and decision deadlines for 2018 and can be found here.

If you would like to receive a notice when the newest edition of the Environmental Monitor is available, e-mail MEPA with "Environmental Monitor Distribution List" in the subject line.

Recent Decisions

Recently issued Certificates from the past two weeks can be found here.

Public Notices

Public Notices must be received by 5 p.m. on the 15th and last day of each month for publication in the next issue of the Environmental Monitor. If the 15th or last day falls on a weekend or holiday, the deadline is extended to the next business day. 

Public notices should be e-mailed in PDF format to MEPA by 5 PM on the 15th and last days of each month for publication in the next issue of the Environmental Monitor.

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