NEWMOA is a non-profit, non-partisan, interstate association whose membership is composed of the state environment agency programs that address pollution prevention, toxics use reduction, sustainability, materials management, hazardous waste, solid waste, emergency response, waste site cleanup, underground storage tanks, and related environmental challenges in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont. NEWMOA also works collaboratively with non-member states on issues and programs of national importance.


NEWMOA provides a strategic forum for effectively identifying, developing, and implementing solutions to environmental problems through collaborative initiatives that advance pollution prevention and sustainability, promote safer alternatives to toxic materials in products, identify and assess emerging contaminants, facilitate adaption to climate change, mitigate greenhouse gas sources, promote reuse and recycling of wastes and diversion of organics; support proper management of hazardous and solid wastes, and facilitate clean-up of contaminant releases to the environment.


NEWMOA’s long term goals are to:

  • Support and strengthen state efforts to implement policies, regulations, and programs
  • Promote interstate coordination and develop innovative strategies to solve critical and emerging environmental problems
  • Foster collaboration and engagement in professional relationships through the sharing of information, tools, training, and resources; and support active partnerships of state officials to adjust to rapid changes in technology
  • Articulate state program views on federal policy developments, programs, and rulemakings
  • Cultivate and enhance relationships among member states, federal agencies, colleges and universities, and stakeholders
  • Engage with and educate the regulated community and the public
  • Ensure that the organization is strengthened and sustained with adequate resources


NEWMOA’s 2023-2027 priorities are:

  • Identifying and Assessing Emerging Contaminants
  • Anticipating and Mitigating the Impacts of Climate Change
  • Building the Technical Capacity of and Ensuring Adequate Resources for Programs


NEWMOA aspires to a safe, healthy environment and an improved quality of life where:

  • Preventing pollution is the preferred approach to environmental protection such that minimal amounts of waste are generated
  • Materials, products, and wastes are designed and managed throughout their life cycles to minimize greenhouse gas emissions and are made from materials and chemicals that are safe for humans and the environment
  • Generated hazardous and solid wastes are safely reused, recycled, or otherwise utilized to the maximum extent possible; those that cannot be are safely managed, treated, and disposed of
  • Regulated facilities understand and implement environmental requirements
  • Public understands and is engaged in pollution prevention, reuse, recycling, organics diversion, and safe disposal strategies and practices
  • Contaminated sites are properly and safely remediated and redeveloped, where possible
  • State environmental agencies develop and maintain a well-trained, diverse, and equitable workforce
  • Fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people, regardless of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, gender, sexual identify, physical abilities, or income is ensured with respect to the development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies

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NEWMOA is an equal opportunity employer and provider