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  • PART I ADMINISTRATION OF THE GOVERNMENT
  • TITLE II EXECUTIVE AND ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICERS
    OF THE COMMONWEALTH
  • CHAPTER 21 DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT

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Section 4 to 4B - Repealed, 2003, 26, Sec. 86

Section 4C - Repealed, 1995, 38, Sec. 38

Section 4D to 6F1/2 - Repealed, 2003, 26, Sec. 86

Section 6G - Repealed, 1992, 133, Sec. 260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Section 6I - Repealed, 2003, 26, Sec. 87

Section 7 - Repealed, 2003, 26, Sec. 86

Section 7A - Repealed, 1974, 806, Sec. 10

Section 7B to 7I - Repealed, 2003, 26, Sec. 86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Section 8A - Repealed, 1983, 589, Sec. 2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Section 10 - Repealed, 1983, 589, Sec. 5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Section 16 - Repealed, 2009, 4, Sec. 1

Section 17 - Repealed, 1977, 363A, Sec. 61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 plan; planning grant

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 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