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MassDEP's Central Regional Office serves communities in all of Worcester county and parts of western Middlesex and Norfolk counties. The cities and town that are served by this office are listed below.
Visitor parking is located directly outside of the main entrance and runs the length of the building.
You may review the MassDEP Central Region's non-confidential files on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. You can request an appointment to review files by:
For spills of oil and hazardous material and contaminated sites regulated under MGL Chapter 21E
File Review Procedures:
MassDEP continues to investigate water quality at private wells located on McGilpin Road in Sturbridge. The request came after citizen testing in the area indicated the presence of 1,4 dioxane in one private well.
Recent updates (find on classic Mass.Gov site)
On December 19, 2016, MassDEP issued the final Air Quality Comprehensive Plan Approval and Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) Permit for the construction of two simple-cycle combustion turbine generators at the Exelon West Medway facility, 9 Summer Street, Medway. The generators will burn natural gas (with ultra low-sulfur distillate as a backup fuel) and will operate based on dispatch orders from ISO New England during times of peak electrical energy demand.
Final approvals (find on classic Mass.Gov site)
Due to excessive file size, Exelon's full applications for these approvals cannot be provided for download from this page.You may access them from the company's web site.
MassDEP and EPA work together on cleanup of waste sites at Fort Devens.
MassDEP Site Files: Fort Devens, MA
EPA Superfund Site: Fort Devens, MA
Southbridge Recycling & Disposal Park, Inc. Cover Letter and Site Suitability Report No. 278-007-A
Southbridge Recycling Disposal Park, Inc. Motion for Reconsideration of MassDEP's Negative Report on Site Suitability
Most communities in the Central Region grew up around mills, many of which have since given way to high tech companies and various support industries. The region still hosts a number of metal fabricating and plating firms, plastics manufacturers and remnants of the paper, shoe and furniture industries. A few large farms dot the landscape, but agriculture has slowly been replaced by residential and commercial development.
The major river basins (Blackstone, Nashua, Concord, Merrimack, Chicopee, French and Quinebaug, and Millers) as well as the Wachusett Reservoir and its watershed are among the chief natural features of the Central region.
Features of the Central Region:
Cities & Towns Served by the MassDEP Central Regional Office
Fax: 508-792-7621 | Hours: 8:45 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday - Friday