Governing Law and Regulations
Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EOEEA) MEPA Office
Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Massachusetts has enacted a state law similar to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), which requires all federal agencies to prepare an environmental impact statement (EIS) for proposed major actions that significantly affect the environment. The Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act (MEPA) requires an environmental impact report (EIR) for all works, projects, or activities conducted by state agencies that may cause significant impact on the environment. MEPA applies to ...