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Massachusetts Listed Wastes: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Identification and listing of hazardous wastes: 310 Code of Massachusetts Regulations (CMR) 30.101 to 30.112; 310 CMR 30.130 to 30.136

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Hazardous constituents: 310 CMR 30.160

Not a waste: 310 CMR 30.130

Regulatory Agency

Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Bureau of Waste Prevention

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

• Rules. Massachusetts follows federal regulations for identifying and classifying hazardous waste. However, the state's provisions are more stringent because Massachusetts has not adopted many of the federal exclusions from hazardous waste regulation and has additional state-listed wastes, including waste oil and certain quantities of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). See the national section LISTED WASTES for more information.

If a waste cannot be identified in one of the state hazardous waste lists, it still might be hazardous because it exhibits one or more characteristics of hazardous waste—ignitability, corrosivity, reactivity, or toxicity. See the national sections CHARACTERISTIC WASTE and HAZWASTE DETERMINATION (CLASSIFICATION) for additional information on hazardous waste identification and classification.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) provides an exclusion (delisting) procedure, allowing persons to demonstrate that a listed waste from a particular generating facility should not be regulated as a hazardous waste. Massachusetts has EPA authority to delist hazardous wastes. See the state section DELISTING PETITIONS for more information.

• Administration and enforcement. The DEP administers and ...


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