Massachusetts Closure/Post-Closure Plans: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facility (TSDF) closure rules: 310 Code of Massachusetts Regulations (CMR) 30.580 to 30.587, and 310 CMR 30.594

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TSDF post-closure rules: 310 CMR 30.590 to 30.596


Survey plat: 310 CMR 30.586

Notice of license and past disposal: 310 CMR 30.594

Certification of closure: 310 CMR 30.587

Fee: 310 CMR 4.03

Records: 310 CMR 30.543


Certification of post-closure: 310 CMR 30.596

Facility-specific rules:

Land treatment facility-specific requirements: 310 CMR 30.659

Regulatory Agency

Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Bureau of Waste Prevention Business Compliance Division

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Massachusetts's closure rules for hazardous waste TSDFs include both the federal requirements and the state's additional rules for recording the survey plat, requiring a state notice of license and past disposal, and closure certification. Massachusetts requires an annual fee in connection with a land disposal facility closure permit. Closure and post-closure plans and their amendments must be maintained at the facility until closure is certified. The state has adopted the federal post-closure rules for TSDFs and added a requirement in connection with the facility's post-closure certification.

In addition to complying with the general closure and post-closure standards, owners or operators of the various types of TSDFs have to meet closure and post-closure standards specific to their facility types. Massachusetts follows the federal rules specific to facilities using ...

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