Massachusetts Clean Waters Act (Massachusetts)

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Place Massachusetts


   
Applies to States or Provinces Massachusetts
Name Massachusetts Clean Waters Act (Massachusetts)
Policy Category Other Policy
Policy Type Environmental Regulations
Affected Technologies Biomass/Biogas, Coal with CCS, Natural Gas, Nuclear
Active Policy Yes

Implementing Sector State/Province



























Program Administrator Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection
Primary Website http://www.malegislature.gov/Laws/GeneralLaws/PartI/TitleII/Chapter21/Section26



Last Review 2014-09-15



Summary

This Act establishes a Division of Water Pollution Control within the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection. The Division is responsible for establishing a program for the prevention, control, and abatement of water pollution, as defined in Mass. Gen. Laws ch. 21, sec. 27. The discharge of pollutants into water requires a permit, proceedings for which are outlined in sec. 43. Under the Act, the Secretary of Environmental Affairs may also designate “areas of special interest” within the waters of Massachusetts, and promulgate rules and regulations that pertain specifically to these areas. Regulations pertaining to this Act can be found in 257 CMR 2.00 (certification of wastewater treatment plant operators) and 314 CMR 1.00-15.00 (2.00: permit procedures; 3.00 and 4.00: surface water; 7.00: sewer system; 8.00: hazardous waste management facilities; 9.00: discharge of dredged or fill material; 12.00: wastewater treatment plant standards).



Policy Contact

Contact Name Alan Slater
Department Department of Environmental Protection
Division Water, Wastewater and Wetlands
Address One Winter Street, Boston, MA, 02108



Phone 617-202-5749


Email Alan.Slater@state.ma.us
Website http://www.mass.gov/dep/water/index.htm
Contact Name Thomas Bienkiewicz
Department Department of Environmental Protection
Division Water, Wastewater and Wetlands
Address One Winter Street, Boston, MA, 02108



Phone 508-767-2781


Email Thomas.Bienkiewicz@state.ma.us
Website http://www.mass.gov/dep/water/index.htm
     

Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: / http://www.mass.gov/dep/service/regulations/257cmr02.pdf / http://www.mass.gov/dep/service/regulations/314cmr02.pdf / http://www.mass.gov/dep/service/regulations/314cmr03.pdf / http://www.mass.gov/dep/service/regulations/314cmr04.pdf / http://www.mass.gov/dep/service/regulations/314cmr07.pdf / http://www.mass.gov/dep/service/regulations/314cmr08.pdf / http://www.mass.gov/dep/service/regulations/314cmr09.pdf / http://www.mass.gov/dep/service/regulations/314cmr12.pdf Mass. Gen. Laws ch. 21




Authority 2 26-53




Authority 3 257 CMR 2.00




Authority 4 314 CMR 2.00




Authority 5 314 CMR 3.00




Authority 6 314 CMR 4.00




Authority 7 314 CMR 7.00




Authority 8 314 CMR 8.00




Authority 9 314 CMR 9.00




Authority 10 314 CMR 12.00











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