Massachusetts Chemicals: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous materials transporters: 540 Code of Massachusetts Regulations (CMR) 14.03

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Massachusetts Mercury Management Act, Massachusetts General Laws (MGL), Chapter 21H and regulations at 310 CMR 73.01 to 76.05

Dental mercury: 310 CMR 73.01 to 73.07

Mercury-added components in vehicles: 310 CMR 74.01 to 74.09

Mercury-added products: 310 CMR 75.01 to 76.05

Measuring devices: MGL, Chapter 21H, Section 6D

Label requirements: MGL, Chapter 21H, Section 6K

Schools: MGL, Chapter 21H, Section 6G

Healthcare facilities: MGL, Chapter 21H, Section 6H

Phosphates: MGL, Chapter 111, Section 5R

Regulatory Agencies

Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)

Executive Office of Transportation Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles Department of State Police

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

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Massachusetts has implemented legislation banning specific products containing mercury to reduce mercury in the environment. Massachusetts manufacturers, importers, and distributors must comply with such state mercury-added product bans. Massachusetts has adopted the federal regulations for universal wastes with mercury-containing lamps. The state added mercury-containing equipment to the list of universal wastes regulated by the state. See the state section UNIVERSAL WASTES for more information. In addition, Massachusetts limits the amount of phosphates in household cleaning products sold in the state.

Massachusetts has adopted by reference the federal rules for exporting and importing of hazardous wastes. See the related ...

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Massachusetts Chemicals Resources

Chemicals Products

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Care of Supplies, Chemicals, and Equipment—Spanish Training Video
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