MassDEP Western Regional Office

Conduct a file review and find information on facilities, sites, and projects in the western region.

About MassDEP's Western Regional Office

MassDEP's Western Regional Office serves 106 communities (listed below) with a majority of its 800,000 residents concentrated in the lower Pioneer Valley.

Additional Resources for About MassDEP's Western Regional Office

File Review / Western Region

For oil or hazardous spills and contaminated sites regulated under MGL Chapter 21E:

You may be able to review these files online from our waste site and reportable release lookup.
Look-up Waste Sites and Reportable Releases

File Review Appointments

You may review the MassDEP Western Region's non-confidential files on Wednesdays 9:00am to 12:00pm and from 1:00pm to 4:00pm in the 5th floor main conference room.

  • Wetland File Review: To review wetlands files REQUIRES an appointment in advance. Call 413-784-1100.
  • All Other Requests: You are encouraged to fax a completed file review request form for all other file review requests at least one day in advance to Kellie Niemiec at FAX # 413-784-1149.

 

Western Region Facilities, Projects & Sites of Interest

Western Region Features

The Western Region has the second largest concentration of industry (centered around Springfield, Chicopee and Holyoke) in the state after the greater Boston area, but is the smallest of the DEP regions in terms of population, with a majority of its 800,000 residents concentrated in the lower Pioneer Valley.

A feature unique to the Western Region is its lack of transition zones between older industrial cities and rural farming communities, of which there are many.

The region's major natural features include the Connecticut River, a major source of hydroelectric power; the Quabbin Reservoir, supplying drinking water to 2.1 million people in 46 communities; and the Berkshire mountains. Major river basins in the region include the Chicopee, Connecticut Mainstem, Deerfield, Farmington, Hoosic, Housatonic, Millers, Quinebaug and Westfield.

Cities and Towns in the Western Region

Adams
Agawam
Alford
Amherst
Ashfield
Athol
Becket
Belchertown
Bernardston
Blandford
Brimfield
Buckland
Charlemont
Cheshire
Chester
Chesterfield
Chicopee
Clarksburg
Colrain
Conway
Cummington
Dalton
Deerfield
Easthampton
East Longmeadow
Egremont
Erving
Florida
Gill
Goshen
Granby
Granville
Great Barrington
Greenfield
Hadley
Hampden
Hancock
Hardwick
Hatfield
Hawley
Heath
Hinsdale
Holland
Holyoke
Huntington
Lanesborough
Lee
Lenox
Leverett
Leyden
Longmeadow
Ludlow
Middlefield
Monroe
Monson
Montague
Monterey
Montgomery
Mount Washington
New Ashford
New Marlborough
New Salem
North Adams
Northfield
Northhampton
Orange
Otis
Palmer
Pelham
Peru
Petersham
Pittsfield
Plainfield
Richmond
Rowe
Royalston
Russell
Sandisfield
Savoy
Sheffield
Shelburne
Shutesbury
South Hadley
Southampton
Southwick
Springfield
Stockbridge
Sunderland
Tolland
Tyringham
Wales
Ware
Warren
Warwick
Washington
Wendell
Westfield
Westhampton
West Springfield
West Stockbridge
Whately
Wilbraham
Williamsburg
Williamstown
Windsor
Worthington

 

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