Massachusetts Release Notification: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Oil and hazardous materials releases: Massachusetts Oil and Hazardous Material Release Prevention Act, Massachusetts General Laws (MGL), Chapter 21E and regulations at 310 Code of Massachusetts Regulations (CMR) 40.0301 to 40.1600

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Oil and Hazardous Material List: 310 CMR 40.0345 and 310 CMR 40.1600

Notice requirements: 310 CMR 40.0311 to 40.0315

Underground storage tank (UST) releases: 310 CMR 40.0000 and 527 CMR 9.07(H)

Regulatory Agencies

Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Bureau of Waste Site Cleanup

Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency State Emergency Response Commission

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 1

Massachusetts State Police

Local emergency planning committees

Local fire and police departments

TO REPORT A SPILL:Call Local Fire Department andDEP 888-304-1133 (24 hours)

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. The Massachusetts Contingency Plan (MCP) release notification rules are broader than the federal rules. State reporting rules for facility owners and operators are based on the Oil and Hazardous Material List, which contains more substances than the federal chemical list. In addition, notification reports must be submitted to state and local authorities. The MCP requires notification of any release or threat of release of oil or hazardous material that exceeds threshold amounts. Notification thresholds have been established for 2-hour-, 72-hour-, and 120-day-type releases. See the state section OIL SPILLS and SPILL PREVENTION—SPCC PLAN for additional information. In addition, the maximum containment ...

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