Section 277

Section 277 of Chapter 165 of the Acts of 2014
The Massachusetts FY 2015 Budget:

Not later than June 30, 2015, the department of environmental protection shall establish  regulations, guidelines, standards or procedures for determining the suitability of  soil used as fill material for the reclamation of quarries, sand pits and gravel pits. The regulations, standards or procedures shall ensure the reuse of soil poses no significant risk of harm to health, safety, public welfare or the environment considering the transport, filling operations and the foreseeable future use of the filled land. The department may adopt, amend or  repeal regulations establishing: (i) classes or categories of fill or reclamation activities requiring prior issuance of a permit issued by the department; (ii) classes or categories of fill or  reclamation activities that may be carried out without prior issuance of a permit issued by the  department; and (iii) classes or categories of fill that shall require local approval based on the  size, scope and location of a project; provided, however, that local approval shall not be required for projects involving less than 100,000 cubic yards of soil.

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2 Responses to Section 277

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