AboutThis is a state-mandated position which has traditionally been held in Groton by the Fire Chief. Under oversight by the Department of Environmental Protection, this official:
* coordinates public access in the Town to information on toxic and hazardous substances which have been named to a Massachusetts Substance List and which are manufactured, processed, used, or stored at local workplaces.
Residents initiate the process by filing a petition with the Coordinator, who conducts a review and prepares a written report in response to every petition. Further review is undertaken by the state Department of Environmental Protection, which alone is authorized to release information to the petitioner.
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