Massachusetts Penalties and Liabilities: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Air penalties: 310 Code of Massachusetts Regulations (CMR) 5.21; 310 CMR 5.22; Massachusetts General Laws (MGL) Chapter 111, Section 2B; and MGL Chapter 111, Sections 142A and 142B

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Asbestos: MGL Chapter 149, Section 6F

Community right to know: MGL Chapter 111F

Hazardous materials transportation: MGL Chapter 90, Section 2; MGL Chapter 90, Section 9; MGL Chapter 148, Section 15; 540 CMR 14.05; and 527 CMR 8.21(11)

Hazardous substances and banned hazardous substances: MGL Chapter 94B, Section 4

Hazardous waste:

Massachusetts Hazardous Waste Management Act (HWMA), MGL Chapter 21C, Sections 9 and 10

Massachusetts Oil & Hazardous Material Release Prevention Act (the Massachusetts Superfund law), MGL Chapter 21E, Section 11

Massachusetts Toxics Use Reduction Act (TURA), MGL Chapter 21I, Sections 21 and 22

MGL Chapter 111, Section 150B

Medical waste: 105 CMR 480.600

Pesticides: Massachusetts Pesticide Control Act, MGL Chapter 132B, Sections 14 and 14A

Solid (nonhazardous) waste: MGL Chapter 21H, Section 8

Storage tanks:

Underground storage tanks (USTs): 527 CMR 9.07(L)(2) and MGL Chapter 21J, Sections 12 and 13


Drinking water: 310 CMR 22.22; MGL Chapter 111, Section 160E; MGL Chapter 111, Section 171; and MGL Chapter 111, Section 170

Oil spills: MGL Chapter 21E, Section 11; MGL Chapter 91, Section 59; and MGL Chapter 130, Sections 23 and 24

Water pollution: MGL Chapter 21, Section 34C and MGL Chapter 21, Section 42

Water management: MGL Chapter 21G, Section 14 and 360 CMR 2.31

Water well drilling: 313 CMR 3.04

Wetlands: MGL Chapter 130, Section 105; MGL Chapter 131, Section 40A; and MGL Chapter 21A, Section 14

Workplace safety:

U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Act, 29 USC 666 and regulations at 29 CFR 1903

Hazardous Substances Disclosure by Employers Act (HSDEA), MGL Chapter 111F, Sections 7 to 11

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