About the MassDEP Municipal News Blog

This blog is for municipal officials who need BIG information in SMALL doses. We all know you have busy schedules and a million fires that demand your attention so this blog is designed to be quick and informative: to tell you what you need to know and why it matters to you as a local official. I am the author and the point of contact for ANYTHING you see on this blog. My contact info is always front and center on the blog page and you may comment below. I rely on your feedback and questions to keep this blog relevant and helpful. So, let’s begin…

About MassDEP

The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) ensures clean air, land and water. We oversee the safe management and recycling of solid and hazardous wastes. We ensure the timely cleanup of hazardous waste sites and spills. And we work to preserve the state’s wetlands and coastal resources.

Learn more at https://www.mass.gov/dep/