Governing Law and Regulations
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 1
Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Bureau of Waste Site Cleanup
Massachusetts Department of Public Safety (DPS)
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See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Massachusetts has adopted the Massachusetts Oil and Hazardous Material Release Prevention Act in addition to the federal requirements for the preparation of Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) plans that are in force in the state. Owners of facilities that are involved in the generation, storage, collection, transport, treatment, disposal, use, reuse, and recycling of hazardous waste in Massachusetts must develop a contingency plan. If the owner or operator has already prepared a federal SPCC plan, the owner or operator needs only to add to the federal plan whatever information is necessary to comply with the state requirements.
Massachusetts has also developed regulations for spill planning requirements for underground storage tanks (USTs) and aboveground storage tanks (ASTs) that store flammable and combustible materials.
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