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. Owners and operators of land treatment facilities in Massachusetts must comply with both the federal land treatment facility rules and the state's additional requirements covering the state's treatment program, design standards, unsaturated monitoring zone, special wastes, good-chain crop prohibition, recordkeeping, post-closure, and facility permit and fees.
• Administration and enforcement. DEP's Bureau of Waste Prevention administers and enforces the land treatment facility requirements in Massachusetts.
310 CMR 30.652
DEP's land treatment program has incorporated federal standards and added state requirements. A land treatment facility in Massachusetts:
- May not treat hazardous waste in a manner that presents a significant risk to the environment or public health, safety, or welfare.
- Must have a treatment zone that consists of soils that meet the criteria for these U.S. Department of Agriculture soil texture classes: sandy loam, fine sandy loam, loam, ...