Massachusetts Inspections: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Massachusetts Hazardous Substance Disclosure by Employers Act, Massachusetts General Laws (MGL), Chapter 111F

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Air: 310 Code of Massachusetts Regulations (CMR) 7.02(7)(b); 310 CMR 7.08(4)(l)(4); 310 CMR 7.12(4); 310 CMR 7.18(19)(e); 310 CMR 7.24(1)(d); 310 CMR 7.26(13)(h); 310 CMR 7.26(34)(b); and 310 CMR 7.00, Appendix C

Asbestos: 453 CMR 6.14(5)(a)

Hazardous materials storage and/or disposal sites, transporters, and vessels: 310 CMR 40.1120 and 310 CMR 40.0166

Hazardous waste:

Treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs), generators, and transporters: MGL 21C, Section 8

TSDFs and large quantity generators (LQGs): 310 CMR 30.696(2), 310 CMR 30.696(3), and 310 CMR 30. 343(1)(f)

Solid waste permitted facilities: 310 CMR 19.018(6), 310 CMR 19.130(35), 310 CMR 19.207(25), 310 CMR 19.043(5)(f), and 310 CMR 19.007

Storage tanks:

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


Drinking water: 310 CMR 22.18, 310 CMR 22.20B, 310 CMR 22.21, and 310 CMR 22.22

Sewers: 314 CMR 12.04

Wastewater: 314 CMR 18.08, 314 CMR 3.19, and 314 CMR 5.16

Title 5 on-site sewage disposal systems (OSDWs): 310 CMR 15.301

Workplace safety and health:

Agency general inspections of public sector employers: MGL, Chapter 149, Section 6

Agency worker right-to-know inspections of public sector employers: MGL, Chapter 111F, Section 3

Hazardous materials motor carriers: 527 CMR 8.03

Regulatory Agencies

Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Bureau of Waste Prevention (BWP)

Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety and Security Department of Fire Services (DFS)

Local Fire Departments

Massachusetts Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development Department of Labor Standards (DLS)

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