Massachusetts Bulk Transmission Environmental Review(9-MA)
In Massachusetts, a transmission project that is may directly or indirectly impact the environment is subject to review under the Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act.
Determine Which State and Federal Permits Apply
Use this overview flowchart and following steps to learn which federal and state permits apply to your projects.
Permitting at a Glance
|Environmental Review Process:||Bulk transmission projects must comply with the Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act (MEPA). Depending on the size and scope of a proposed project, a developer of a project that requires a permit from a state agency may have to submit environmental reports that have varying levels of detail in compliance with MEPA. 301 C.M.R. § 11.05(1); M.G.L. c. 30 § 62A.|
|Environmental Review Process Agency:||Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs|
|Environmental Review Threshold:||Any proposed project that may directly or indirectly impact the environment and that requires a permit or approval from a state agency or involves financial assistance from or a land transfer by a state agency is subject to the Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act. 301 C.M.R. § 11.01(2)(a)-(b).|
|Applicable MOU with FERC:||No.|
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