Governing Law and Regulations
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 ...