Wetlands Protection Act (Massachusetts)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

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Place Massachusetts



Name Wetlands Protection Act (Massachusetts)
Policy Type Environmental Regulations
Affected Technologies Biomass/Biogas, Coal with CCS, Concentrating Solar Power, Energy Storage, Fuel Cells, Geothermal Electric, Hydroelectric, Hydroelectric (Small), Natural Gas, Nuclear, Solar Photovoltaics, Tidal Energy, Wave Energy, Wind energy
Active Policy Yes
Implementing Sector State/Province














Program Administrator Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection
Primary Website http://www.malegislature.gov/Laws/GeneralLaws/PartI/TitleXIX/Chapter131/Section40


Last Review 2014-09-15



Summary

This Act establishes regulations regarding the removal, dredging, filling, and altering of land bordering waters, allowing such activity only with permits and in certain situations. Specific regulations relevant to this Act can be found in 310 CMR 10.00 (general regulations), 12.00 (coastal wetlands), 13.00 (inland wetlands), and 23.00 (abandoned cranberry bogs).


Policy Contact

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


Phone 617-292-5526


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


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

Authority 1: Mass. Gen. Laws ch. 131 40
Date Enacted 1997


Authority 2: 310 CMR 10.00a



Authority 3: 310 CMR 10.00b



Authority 4: 310 CMR 12.00



Authority 5: 310 CMR 13.00



Authority 6: 310 CMR 23.00













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