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MCTA was established in 1992 and is the leading voice representing the interests of Massachusetts business that rely on chemistry, which includes more than 80% of manufacturing employment in the Commonwealth.

The Massachusetts Chemistry & Technology Alliance, Inc. (MCTA) member companies manufacture, distribute and use chemicals and chemical technologies in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, as well as provide professional services to the industry. MCTA's Mission is to be a proactive, effective advocate and resource for its members.

On behalf of its members, MCTA:

  • Represents their interests to the state legislature, government agencies and the public
  • To ensure sustainable development in the Commonwealth, advocates legislative and regulatory initiatives that
    • preserve the natural environment
    • promote the economic environment
  • Provides education and training programs that inform members about regulatory compliance and best business practices
  • Provides assistance and information to members to support their commitment to responsible practices and programs, including "Environmental Management Systems" and the "Pollution Prevention"
  • Communicates the benefits of chemistry and chemical technology through community outreach programs.





Mark Puliafico Picture

Mark Puliafico, President of Webco Chemical discussed the economy and the future of our industry
with David. Mark sees a bright future for this sector. The company was founded by his father Charlie
Puliafico in 1956. Webco Chemical is carrying on the vision of Charlie Puliafico by expanding its market
and innovating its products. Webco Chemical has been a MCTA member for more than 10 years and has
been very supportive of our work together.



Please review the summaries of recently promulgated MADEP regulations under Governor Patrick's Regulatory Reform Initiative for applicability to your Massachusetts facility operations. These changes to existing Massachusetts law were proposed by MADEP Commissioner Ken Kimmel following recommendations from various stakeholders. 

Dave Wawer

2013 Massachusetts DEP Regulatory Reform Initiative: How does it Impact Your Company?

MCTA Member Steve Sakakeeney (SAK Environmental) will provide an important overview of the comprehensive Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection Regulatory Reform  Program at the April 2014 MCTA Board of Directors & General Membership meeting. Registration information for the Board meeting, which is open to MCTA members and their guests, will be sent to companies in February.   

310 CMR 15.000 - TITLE 5: As part of MassDEP's Regulatory Reform Initiative, MassDEP has streamlined Title 5 review by 1) eliminating duplicative approvals of certain on-site wastewater and disposal systems by MassDEP when local boards of health, referred to as Local Approving Authorities, also issue the same approvals; and 2) authorized MassDEP to contract out to third parties the review and evaluation of alternative wastewater treatment systems.
314 CMR 2.00 - PERMITTING PROCEDURES: MassDEP has finalized amendments to its procedural rules for permitting surface water discharges, groundwater discharges, sewer connections and reclaimed water use. As part of MassDEP's Regulatory Reform Initiative, these regulatory revisions harmonize the public notice requirements for state surface water discharge permits with EPA's procedures for issuing National Pollutant Discharge Elimination (NPDES) permits, in response to a request for these changes by EPA. The revisions eliminate public notice in newspapers for other draft state discharge permits (groundwater, reclaimed water, and sewer connection and extension permits), relying instead on notice in the Environmental Monitor. This will result in a more streamlined process for MassDEP as well as for regulated entities.
Web Link to View Final Regulations:
Date of Promulgation: 1/3/2014

Dear MA GHG Registry Registered Users, GHG Stakeholders, Public Hearing Participants, and Interested Parties:
The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) is pleased to announce the approval of final amendments to 310 CMR 7.70 Massachusetts CO2 Budget Trading Program. These amendments were published in the Massachusetts Register on December 6, 2013.
These amendments will implement the changes to the RGGI program design elements resulting from the 2012 Program Review process.
A public hearing was held on the proposal on July 29, 2013.
Additional information, including MassDEP's Response to Comment document and final amendments to 310 CMR 7.70, are available on the MA & the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) website, at the Recently Promulgated Amendments section of the MassDEP website .
Questions about the Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program may be directed to or (978) 694 - 3294.
Christine Kirby
Director, Division of Air and Climate Programs 
Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection


Name & Citation of Regulation(s): 310 CMR 7.70 Massachusetts CO2 Budget Trading Program
Brief Explanation and Rationale for Changes: These amendments implement changes to the RGGI program design elements resulting from the 2012 Program Review process described here:
Web Link to View Final Regulations: A public hearing on these changes was held on July 29, 2013 and comment was solicited. For MassDEP's Response to Comment document and the final amendments to 310 CMR 7.70, see
Date of Promulgation: December 6, 2013




MCTA November 2013 Newsletter: Accomplishments (PDF)























Society of Chemical Manufacturers & Affiliates




If you did not attend one of the six MCTA process safety management workshops, and wish to learn
more about the new Massachusetts Department of Fire Services regulation, please see the following:

GZA GeoEnvironmental
Massachusetts Department of Fire Services
Robinson & Cole LLP

Upcoming Meetings / Events

Thursday, October 4, 2012
MCTA Swing for Science Benefit Golf Tournament
Highfields CC, Grafton, MA
Registration Begins 9:45 AM
Shotgun Tee Off 11:00 AM
Reception/MCTA Board & General Membership Meeting 4:00 PM

Sign up for the 2012 MCTA Swing for Science Benefit Golf Tournament today...
Consider sponsoring a golf foursome at the October 4, 2012 MCTA Swing for Science Golf Tournament....


Presentations from the recent MCTA process safety management workshops:

Massachusetts Hazardous Material Process Informational Workshop (Spring 2012)

527 CMR Chapter 33 Hazardous Material Processes

MCTA Process Safety Workshop - 527 CMR 33

If you would like to learn more about future Massachusetts PSM regulations workshops,
please contact David Wawer at 617-312-6421

Frequently Asked Question 527 CMR 33 (from the Massachusetts Department of Fire Services website)



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