Governing Law and Regulations
Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Bureau of Waste Prevention Business Compliance Division
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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 ...