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Massachusetts Hazardous Substance Storage: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Storage tanks: 527 Code of Massachusetts Regulations (CMR) 9.01 to 9.08

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Hazardous waste storage: 310 CMR 30.690 to 30.699

Used oil storage: 310 CMR 30.253

Labeling: 454 CMR 21.05

Transportation of flammable and combustible liquids and explosives: 527 CMR 8.01 to 8.22 and 527 CMR 13.06

Toxic and hazardous substance lists: 301 CMR 41.01

Massachusetts oil and hazardous material list: 310 CMR 40.1600

Regulatory Agencies

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 ...


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