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Massachusetts Financial Responsibility: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste:

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Treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs): 310 Code of Massachusetts Regulations (CMR) 30.900 to 30.910

Transporters: 310 CMR 30.410, 310 CMR 30.411, and 310 CMR 30.805

Solid waste landfills: 310 CMR 19.051

Pesticide applicators: 333 CMR 10.13

Public water systems: 310 CMR 22.04

Underground storage tanks (USTs): 527 CMR 9.07(N)

Regulatory Agencies

Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)

Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (DAR)

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Massachusetts generally follows the federal financial responsibility requirements, with additional rules for pesticide applicators, public water systems, solid waste landfills, hazardous waste transporters, and treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs).

Massachusetts follows federal financial responsibility rules for underground storage tanks (USTs). See the national section FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY for the required amount of financial coverage and compliance mechanisms.

•Administration and enforcement. The DEP administers and enforces the state's financial responsibility rules for landfills, public water systems, transporters, TSDFs, and USTs. The DAR administers and enforces the rules governing pest control businesses.

State Requirements

FINANCIAL ASSURANCE

In Massachusetts, there are several financial assurance mechanisms that owners or operators may use alone, or in combination, to demonstrate that they meet financial responsibility requirements sufficient to cover costs of cleanup of environmental damage caused by a spill ...


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