Governing Law and Regulations
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 1
Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)
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See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. The federal rules for the management of chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), hydrochlorofluorocarbons, and other ozone-depleting substances are effective in Massachusetts, although the state has not incorporated the rules into its own regulations. In addition, Massachusetts has established regulations banning the presence of certain ozone-depleting compounds in consumer products. See the national section CFC MANAGEMENT for more information.
• Administration and enforcement. EPA administers and enforces the federal requirements for ozone-depleting substances in Massachusetts. DEP administers and enforces the state ban on certain ozone-depleting substances in consumer products.
310 CMR 7.25(12)(c)(14)
No person may sell, supply, or manufacture for use in Massachusetts any consumer product that contains any of the following ozone-depleting compounds in quantities greater than 0.01 percent by weight of the product:
- CFC-11 (trichlorofluoromethane)
- CFC-12 (dichlorodifluoromethane)
- CFC-113 (1,1,1-trichloro-2,2,2-trifluoroethane)
- CFC-114 (1-chloro-1,1-difluoro-2-chloro-2,2-difluoroethane)
- CFC-115 (chloropentafluoroethane)
- Halon 1211 (bromochlorodifluoromethane)
- Halon 1301 (bromotrifluoromethane)
- Halon 2402 ...