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Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act (MEPA)


What is MEPA?

The Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act (MEPA) is a state statute that requires state agencies to "use all practicable means and measures to minimize damage to the environment" (MEPA Regulations). MEPA applies to projects conducted by state agencies that meet certain review thresholds: types of project or conditions of the project that are likely to have direct or indirect effects on the environment. A project proponent must submit an Environmental Notification Form (ENF), which is made available for a 30-day review period in the Environmental Monitor. Below is a selected listing of regional projects that required a MEPA review.

MEPA Projects

TownProject NameTypeYearDetails
BridgewaterLake Shore Center Phase 4ENF2022Details
PlymouthLong Beach Mixed Sediment NourishmentENF2022Details
East BridgewaterEast Bridgewater Warehouse FacilityENF2021Details
PembrokeSwanberg Property Wellfield2021Details
KingstonGreystone Village2021Details
PlymouthWestern Point, SaquishENF2021Details
HalifaxAldana Road, Halifax, Land SwapENF2021Details
West BridgewaterLincoln ParkENF2021Details
PlymouthJenney Pond Dredging ProjectENF2021Details
HansonOld Pine Drive Well DevelopmentENF2021Details
PlymouthRelease of House Lot from APR Doten RoadENF2021Details
BrocktonDowntown/Trout Brook Redevelopment PlanENF2021Details
StatewideMBTA Service Level Reduction, StatewideENF2021Details
EastonRed Mill Road Water Treatment PlantENF2021Details
PlymouthThe PinehillsNPC2020Details
StoughtonLawler LaneENF2020Details
DuxburyTowns of Marshfield & Duxbury Beach and Dune NourishmentENF2020Details
StoughtonPark Street Sewer ExpansionENF2020Details
KingstonSylvia Pond EstatesENF2020Details
AbingtonCatena WayENF2020Details
DuxburyDuxbury Beach Nature-Based Storm-Damage Protection ProjectENF2020Details
EastonDuplex Residential DwellingENF2020Details
EastonEaston Corridor Improvements on DeENF2020Details
Duxbury0 Keene StreetENF2020Details
KingstonSylvia Place Pond Dam BreachEIR2020Details
BridgewaterBridgewater Comprehensive Wastewater Management PlanENF2020Details
BridgewaterHigh Street Dam Removal & Bridge ReplacementENF2020Details