Governing Law and Regulations
Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Bureau of Waste Prevention Planning and Evaluation Division Air Program Planning Unit
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See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. The federal New Source Performance Standards and the National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants, which contain source-specific standards for the control of fugitive emissions, are in effect in Massachusetts. In addition, the state has established general requirements to control fugitive particulate matter, odor emissions, and noise.
• Administration and enforcement. The Air Program Planning Unit within the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection's Bureau of Waste Prevention is responsible for the administration and enforcement of the state's fugitive dust, odor, and noise regulations.
FUGITIVE PARTICULATE MATTER EMISSIONS
310 CMR 7.09
In addition to its industry- and site-specific chemical fugitive emissions rules, the state also regulates fugitive particulate matter, also referred to as dust, that contributes to air pollution. Types of operations that are likely to cause dust fugitive emissions are:
- Aggregate manufacturing plants
- Agricultural operations
- Asphalt batching plants
- Asphalt blowing plants
- Asphalt roofing materials manufacturing plants
- Chemical products manufacturing plants
- Concrete batching plants
- Construction work
- Dry-cleaning establishments
- Dump ...