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Massachusetts Bulk Transmission Environmental Review(9-MA)

In Massachusetts, Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs may need to conduct an environmental review for a proposed bulk transmission project, as required by Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act (MEPA). MEPA requires that any state or local agency consider the environmental consequences of their actions – including permitting and financial assistance.

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Massachusetts Federal

Environmental Review: All actions directly or indirectly impacting the environment and that is wholly or partially funded, approved, permitted, or funded by a state agency must comply with the Massachusetts – MASS. GEN. LAWS ch. 30 §§ 61 et seq., Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act. 301 C.M.R. § 11.01(2)(a)-(b).
Environmental Review Agency: Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs
Applicable MOU with FERC: No.