Governing Law and Regulations
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 rules for hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs) include the federal rules and some more stringent requirements. The state's rules cover: container standards, contingency plan, corrective action notification, closure and post-closure, manifests, neutralization of wastes, state listed wastes, disposal restrictions, groundwater standards, facility design, construction, and operation standard, TSDF permits and fees, financial responsibility, and pollution prevention.
• Administration and enforcement. DEP's Bureau of Waste Prevention administers and enforces the TSDF requirements in Massachusetts.
Massachusetts has additional requirements for owners and operators of hazardous waste containers, including labeling, and the need to meet either indoor or outdoor containment area standards and the state's more stringent empty container rules. Refer to the state section CONTAINERS for more information.
CONTINGENCY PLAN NOTIFICATION
Owners and operators of TSDFs must follow Massachusetts's additional contingency plan requirements in ...