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Massachusetts Leak Detection: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste landfill rules: 310 Code of Massachusetts Regulations (CMR) 30.620 to 30. 633

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Hazardous waste surface impoundment rules: 310 CMR 30.610 to 30.618

Hazardous waste container rules: 310 CMR 30.680 to 30.689

Hazardous waste storage tank rules: 310 CMR 30.690 to 30.699

Underground storage tanks (USTs): 527 CMR 9.00 and 310 CMR 30.253

Drinking water conservation: 360 CMR 12.01 to 12.15

Regulatory Agencies

Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)

Massachusetts Department of Public Safety (DPS)

Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA)

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Massachusetts's pollution control rules include leak detection standards as a safeguard to preventing spills, releases, and unnecessary contamination. The specific leak detection system standards vary, depending on the type of unit or facility. See the national section LEAK DETECTION for a review of general and federal leak detection requirements.

Landfills and surface impoundments. All hazardous waste landfills and surface impoundments have to have a leak detection system as part of their liner system. See the state section LANDFILLS for additional guidance.

Hazardous waste storage tanks. A leak detection system on a hazardous waste storage tank is referred to as secondary containment. In addition, to ensure that hazardous waste stored in tanks does not contribute to air pollution, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency requires hazardous waste storage tanks to have airtight coverings and vapor control devices. See the state section HAZWASTE STORAGE AND ...


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