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1. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Scientific Assessments [IPCC]
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) was organized in 1988 by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP). Four series of reports ...


2. National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) [CZM_npdes]
Authorities: 33 U.S.C. ?1251 et seq.: Federal Water Pollution Control Act; 40 CFR 122: EPA Administered Permit Programs: National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System; M.G.L. Ch. 21 s. 26-53: Massachusetts ...


3. Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act and River Protection Act [CZM_wpa]
Authorities: M.G.L. c. 131, ?? 40: Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act; 310 CMR 10.00: Wetlands Regulations. Jurisdiction: Any wetland, including: * Any bank, freshwater wetland, coastal wetland, ...


4. Water Management Act [CZM_wma]
Authorities: M.G.L. c. 21G: Water Management Act; 310 CMR 36.00: Massachusetts Water Resources Management Program. Jurisdiction: Ground and surface waters of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Applicability: ...


5. Coastal Zone Management Act: Consistency Provision [CZM_cz_307]
The location you have selected is subject to the statutory authority of the Coastal Zone Management Act (CZMA) under what is known as the "federal consistency provision." Under section 307 of the ...


6. 401 Water Quality Certification for Dredging [CZM_401_wqcd]
Authorities: 33 U.S.C. 1341 et seq., ? 401: Federal Water Pollution Control Act, M.G.L. c. 21, ?? 26-53: Massachusetts Clean Water Act; 314 CMR 4.00: Surface Water Quality Standards, 314 CMR 9.00: ...


7. Army Corps of Engineers permits [CZM_acoe_permits]
The following permits are considered together as they are administered together by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) Regulatory Branch through a single permit application. * RIVERS AND HARBORS ...


8. Clean Air Act [CZM_caa]
Authorities: 42 U.S.C. ?? 7401 et seq.: Clean Air Act; M.G.L. 111, ?? 142A-142J: Massachusetts Clean Air Act; 310 CMR 7.00: Air Pollution Control. Jurisdiction: State and national air quality. Applicability: ...


9. Coastal Barrier Resources Act [CZM_cbra]
The Coastal Barrier Resources Act (CBRA) designates various undeveloped coastal barrier islands, depicted by specific maps, for inclusion in the Coastal Barrier Resources System (System). Areas so ...


10. Construction Stormwater General Permit [CZM_csgp]
Authorities: 33 U.S.C. ?1251 et seq.: Federal Water Pollution Control Act; 40 CFR 122: EPA Administered Permit Programs: National Pollution Discharge Elimination System. Jurisdiction: Discharges to ...


11. Federal Consistency Review [CZM_fcr]
Authorities: 16 U.S.C. 1451 et seq.: Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972, as amended, 15 CFR 930; M.G.L. c. 21A, ?? 2, 4: Massachusetts Coastal Zone Management Act, 301 CMR 20.00: Coastal Zone Management ...


12. Federal Water Pollution Control Act (Clean Water Act) [CZM_cwa]
Federal Water Pollution Control Act, as amended (also called the Clean Water Act) (33 U.S.C. ?? 1251 et seq.) The Clean Water Act (CWA) establishes the basic scheme for restoring and maintaining the ...


13. Floodplains (Executive Order No. 149: FEMA and Flood Plain Use) [CZM_flood]
Authority: Executive Order No. 149: FEMA and Flood Plain Use. Jurisdiction: Floodplains in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Applicability: Construction by state agencies must avoid floodplains. ...


14. Hazardous Materials Guide [CZM_hmr]
Authorities: 42 U.S.C. ?? 6901 et seq.: Resource Conservation and Recovery Act; 40 CFR 265: Solid Waste; M.G.L. c. 21C, ?? 4, 6 and M.G.L. c. 21E: Hazardous Waste Management Act; 31 CMR 30.000: Hazardous ...


15. Interbasin Transfer Act [CZM_ita]
Authorities: M.G.L. c. 21, ?? 8B-D: Interbasin Transfer Act; 313 CMR 4.00: Interbasin Transfer Regulations. Jurisdiction: Massachusetts river basins. Applicability: Transfer of any significant amount ...


16. Marine Mammal Protection Act [CZM_mmpa]
Under the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), the Secretary of Commerce is responsible for ensuring the protection of cetaceans (whales, porpoises, and dolphins) and pinnipeds (seals and sea lions; ...


17. Massachusetts General Programmatic Permit (33 C.F.R. 320-330: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Regulations) [CZM_pgp]
The following permits are administered by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (ACOE). A Section 10 permit is required for all work, including structures, seaward of the mean high water line in navigable ...


18. Massachusetts State Building Code [CZM_build]
Authorities: M.G.L. c. 143, ?? 93-100: Inspection and Regulation of, and Licenses for, Buildings, Elevators and Cinematographs; 780 CMR: Massachusetts State Building Code. Jurisdiction: Structural, ...


19. National Environmental Policy Act [CZM_nepa]
Authorities: 42 U.S.C. ?4321 et seq.: National Environmental Policy Act of 1969; 40 CFR 1500: Regulations for Implementing the Procedural Provisions of the National Environmental Policy Act. Jurisdiction: ...


20. National Estuarine Research Reserve System [CZM_nerrs]
Section 315 of CZMA establishes the National Estuarine Research Reserve System (NERRS). States may seek federal approval and designation of certain areas as NERRS sites if the areas qualify as biogeographic ...


21. National Park Service [CZM_nps]
National Park Services Organic Act creates the National Park Service (the Service) within the Department of the Interior. The Service is charged with promoting and regulating the use of federal areas ...


22. National Wildlife Refuge System [CZM_nwr]
This section of law consolidates the authorities relating to the various categories of areas administered by the Secretary of the Interior for the conservation of fish and wildlife by designating ...


23. Ocean Sanctuaries Act [CZM_osa]
Authorities: M.G.L. c. 132A, ?? 12A-16F, 18: Ocean Sanctuaries Act; 302 CMR 5.00: Ocean Sanctuaries. Jurisdiction: There are five Ocean Sanctuaries in Massachusetts waters including the Cape Cod, ...


24. Public Waterfront Act (Ch. 91) [CZM_pwach91]
Authorities: M.G.L. c. 91: Public Waterfront Act; 310 CMR 9.00: Waterways Regulations. Jurisdiction: Dredging, placement of structures, change in use of existing structures, placement of fill, and ...


25. Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) [CZM_rcra]
Authorities: 42 U.S.C. ?? 6901 et seq.: Resource Conservation and Recovery Act; 40 CFR 265: Solid Waste; M.G.L. c. 21C, ?? 4, 6 and M.G.L. c. 21E: Hazardous Waste Management Act; 31 CMR 30.000: Hazardous ...


26. Rivers and Harbors Act [CZM_rha]
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is authorized to regulate the construction of any structure or work within navigable waters under sections 9 and 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act (RHA). The RHA authorizes ...


27. Sect. 404, Federal Pollution Control Act (Clean Water Act) [CZM_cwa_404]
The Army Corps of Engineers (COE) implements the section 404 permit program. Under section 404, a permit is required for the discharge of dredged or fill materials into the waters of the U.S. that ...


28. State Environmental Code (Title 5) [CZM_title5]
Authorities: M.G.L. c. 21A, ? 13: State Environmental Code; 310 CMR 11: Title I: Administration and Application of the Environmental Code; 310 CMR 15.000: Title V: Subsurface Disposal of Sanitary ...


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