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Energy facility siting laws and regulations

Find the Massachusetts general laws and regulations related to the siting of energy facilities.

Massachusetts general laws

Energy Facilities Siting Board

Cases with both Department and Siting Board jurisdictions that have been consolidated are also within the Siting Board's purview pursuant to M.G.L. Chapter 25, § 4.

Appeals of both Department and Siting Board proceedings are governed by M.G.L. Chapter 25, § 5.

DPU Siting

Pursuant to M.G.L. Chapter 25, § 4, the Department of Public Utilities refers certain types of Department proceedings to the Siting Division for review. These types of proceedings are as follows:

Department of Public Utilities regulations


Energy Facilities Siting Board regulations

  • 980 CMR 1.00: Scope and Rules for Adjudicatory Proceedings, Intervention and Decisions
  • 980 CMR 1.05: Intervention (Spanish translation)
  • 980 CMR 2.00: Energy Facilities Siting Board, Membership, Meetings
  • 980 CMR 4.00: Public Record Access
  • 980 CMR 5.00: Environmental Assessment and Environmental Impact
  • 980 CMR 6.00: Certification of Environmental Impact and Public Need
  • 980 CMR 7.00: Long-range Forecasts and Supplements
  • 980 CMR 8.00: Notices of Intention to Construct an Oil Facility
  • 980 CMR 9.00: Coastal Zone Facility Site Selection, Evaluation and Assessment
  • 980 CMR 10.00: Siting of Intrastate Liquefied Natural Gas Storage
  • 980 CMR 11.00: Licensing of Hydropower Generating Facilities
  • 980 CMR 12.00: Technology Performance Standards

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