The Law

In 2010, amendments to the Massachusetts Bathing Beaches Code 105 CMR 445.000 were passed. These amendments updated requirements for the operation of public and semi-public bathing beaches. Please click on the link below to view the regulations in their entirety.

 Bathing Beach Regulations 105 CMR 445.000

In 2014, amendments were proposed that would modify the criteria for when bathing water is considered unacceptable. The amendments affect the operation of public and semi-public marine and fresh bathing beaches and, if passed, will be enforced for the 2014 bathing season. Please click on the link below to view the proposed amendments in their entirety.

Proposed Amendments to Bathing Beach Regulations 105 CMR 445.000