Governing Law and Regulations
Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)
Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety Department of Fire Services Division of Fire Safety
Massachusetts Department of Labor and Workforce Development Division of Occupational Safety (DOS)
U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Region 1
Local fire departments
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. The term "hazardous substances" is a broad classification that includes hazardous wastes, toxic pollutants, hazardous air pollutants, and certain hazardous chemical substances or mixtures. Massachusetts generally adopts the definition of hazardous substances as set forth under the federal Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA). For additional information, see the national section HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCE STORAGE.
Massachusetts has adopted the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Code 30 and NFPA Code 30A under the Massachusetts Fire Prevention Code, which authorizes the Commonwealth's regulations for tanks and containers establishing Aboveground Storage Tank (AST) design, construction, installation, testing, and ...