Section 1 - Department; natural resources defined; duties; divisions

Section 2 - Stewardship council

Section 2A - Members of the council

Section 2B - Removal of members of stewardship council; absence from meetings; appointment of successor; certificates of absence

Section 2C - Meetings of council; joint meetings with advisory board

Section 2D - Members of council; holding other positions in department

Section 2E - Compensation of council members; expenses

Section 2F - Management guidelines for sustainable forestry practices on public and private forest lands

Section 2G - Oversight strategy plans

Section 3 - Commissioner; directors

Section 3A - Acting commissioner; commissioner's salary

Section 3B - Experts and other employees

Section 3C - Annual budget; report

Section 3D - Acting directors

Section 3E - Open space land acquisition; loans to cities and towns

Section 4 to 4B - Repealed, 2003, 26, Sec. 86

Section 4C - Repealed, 1995, 38, Sec. 38

Section 4D to 6F1/2 - Repealed, 2003, 26, Sec. 86

Section 6G - Repealed, 1992, 133, Sec. 260

Section 6H - [There is no 21:6H.]

Section 6I - Repealed, 2003, 26, Sec. 87

Section 7 - Repealed, 2003, 26, Sec. 86

Section 7A - Repealed, 1974, 806, Sec. 10

Section 7B to 7I - Repealed, 2003, 26, Sec. 86

Section 8 - Division of water supply protection

Section 8A - Repealed, 1983, 589, Sec. 2

Section 8B - Definitions applicable to this section and Secs. 8C and 8D

Section 8C - Increase in interbasin transfers of surface and groundwater; approval; exemption

Section 8D - Rules and regulations; criteria for approval; hearings; procedure

Section 9 - Federal Watershed Protection and Flood Prevention Act; programs

Section 9A - Acquisition of lands and waters

Section 9B - Groundwater survey program

Section 10 - Repealed, 1983, 589, Sec. 5

Section 11 - Employees; rules and regulations

Section 12 - Federal Watershed Protection and Flood Prevention Act; applications for assistance

Section 13 - Works of improvement; assistance from commonwealth; conditions

Section 14 - Works of improvement; contracting authority; agents; costs

Section 15 - Works of improvement; appropriations; federal, state or local funds

Section 16 - Repealed, 2009, 4, Sec. 1

Section 17 - Repealed, 1977, 363A, Sec. 61

Section 17A, 17B - Repealed, 2003, 26, Sec. 93

Section 17C - Public use of land for recreational, conservation, scientific educational and other purposes; landowner's liability limited; exception

Section 17D - Public removal of fuel wood; landowner's liability for injuries

Section 17E - [There is no 21:17E.]

Section 17F - Repealed, 2003, 26, Sec. 94

Section 17G - Agreements with nonprofit organizations for stewardship services; charge or solicitation of donations for activity or event on department of conservation and recreation property; liability of volunteer; posting of volunteer guidelines on website

Section 18 - Division of conservation services

Section 19 - State commission for conservation of soil, water and related resources; establishment

Section 20 - State commission for conservation of soil, water and related resources; powers and duties.

Section 21 - Conservation districts; formation, change of boundaries or dissolution of district; procedure

Section 22 - Conservation districts; supervisors of districts

Section 23 - Conservation districts; supervisors as governing body

Section 24 - Conservation districts; supervisors' powers and duties

Section 25 - Conservation districts; inter-district cooperation

Section 25A - Conservation districts; powers

Section 26 - Division of water pollution control

Section 26A - Definitions applicable to Secs. 26 to 53

Section 27 - Division of water pollution control; powers and duties

Section 27A - Water pollution abatement projects; certification; financial assistance; eligibility

Section 28 - Water pollution abatement districts; establishment; dissolution; enlargement or consolidation

Section 29 - Status of district; district commission; membership; executive director; treasurer; personnel

Section 30 - Powers of district commission

Section 30A - Grants for construction of collection systems

Section 31 - Development of comprehensive water pollution abatement, integrated water asset management or green infrastructure opportunities plans; planning or technical assistance grant

Section 31A - Matching grant program for communities who desire to join the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority or other regional system for wastewater, drinking water or for both wastewater and drinking water

Section 32 - Presentation of plan to division; contents; approval

Section 33 - Financial assistance

Section 33A - Financial assistance in towns of more than 20,000 inhabitants

Section 33B - Engineering reports of plans for facilities; failure of governmental units to submit as ordered; preparation by director; distribution of costs

Section 33C - Action by director pursuant to Sec. 33B; contract for engineering reports authorized

Section 33D - Director authorized to order governmental units to construct facilities

Section 33E - Water pollution abatement projects; grants

Section 34 - Supervision of operation and maintenance of treatment works

Section 34A - Board of certification of operators of wastewater treatment facilities; members; duties

Section 34B - Evaluation and certification program; application; certification; fees

Section 34C - Certification requirement; violation; penalty

Section 35 - General obligation serial bonds or notes; temporary notes; indebtedness

Section 36 - Amounts necessary for payment of bonds and notes and maintenance of district; determination; apportionment of costs; schedule of charges

Section 37 - Reimbursement for costs of water pollution abatement project

Section 37A - Program for preservation and restoration of publicly-owned lakes and great ponds

Section 37B - Aquatic nuisance control program

Section 37C - State assistance to municipalities or agencies for aquatic nuisance control

Section 37D - Priority of projects

Section 38 - Water pollution control, innovative water technologies, green infrastructure research and demonstration projects; environmental quality studies; management plans; training and support programs

Section 38A - Clean waters scholarship intern program

Section 39 - Reservoirs

Section 40 - Entry upon property; investigation or inspection; examination of records

Section 41 - Recommendations by water resources commission

Section 42 - Discharge into water; violations of chapter, regulation, order or permit; false representations; tampering with monitoring device or method; criminal and civil penalties

Section 43 - Permit proceedings; regulations; requirements of permit; application; forms; fees

Section 44 - Discharge violations; orders to comply

Section 45 - Proposals to suspend or revoke permit; cease and desist orders; request for hearing

Section 46 - Injunctive relief; jurisdiction

Section 46A - Judicial review; jurisdiction

Section 47 - Repealed, 1970, 704, Sec. 5

Section 48 - Annual estimates and reports

Section 49 - Repealed, 1970, 704, Sec. 5

Section 50 - Terminals; licenses; inspections

Section 50A - Oil terminals; pollution prevention; revocation of license

Section 50B - Definitions applicable to Secs. 50C to 50E

Section 50C - Vessel; certificate of financial assurance

Section 50D - Maritime spill incident; hazardous materials; environmental police officers

Section 50E - Waters of the commonwealth; areas of special interest

Section 51 - Coordination with federal government and local authorities; agreements

Section 52 - Repealed, 1979, 704, Sec. 1

Section 52A - Waste oil retention facilities; installation and maintenance

Section 53 - Short title; investigation and prosecution of violations

Section 53A - Sewer charges; base rate

Section 54 - Division of mineral resources

Section 55 - Cooperation with other governmental units; agreements; federal and private grants

Section 56 - License and lease requirements; violations; penalties; enforcement

Section 57, 58 - Repealed, 1979, 704, Sec. 1

Section 59 - Watershed preservation restrictions program

Section 60 - Watershed lands preservation committee

Section 61 - Watershed preservation restrictions program; annual report

Section 62 - Watershed preservation restrictions; tax assessment

Section 63 - Surveys, soundings, drillings or examinations

Section 64 - Annual report on dams

Section 65 - Emergency action plans for high and significant hazard dams; inspection schedule; review of hazard classification

Section 66 - Interagency support for duties under Secs. 64 and 65 and Secs. 44 to 48B of Chapter 253

Section 67 - System interruption devices required for newly installed or renovated irrigation systems to override and suspend programmed operation of irrigation system during periods of sufficient moisture; regulations; inapplicable to systems operating on agricultural lands