Massachusetts Mobile Sources regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Massachusetts Mobile Sources: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Vehicle inspection and maintenance (I/M): 310 Code of Massachusetts Regulations (CMR) 60.02

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Automobile emissions standards:

Tampering: 310 CMR 60.02(23) and 310 CMR 7.40(2)(h)

Idling standard: 310 CMR 7.11(1)(b)

Low-emission vehicles (LEV): 310 CMR 7.40

Massachusetts Green Fleet Program: 310 CMR 7.45

Employer trip reduction (ETR) and commuting:

ETR: 310 CMR 7.16

Parking freezes: 310 CMR 7.30, 310 CMR 7.31, and 310 CMR 7.33

City of Cambridge: 310 CMR 60.04

Nonroad engine standards:

Diesel trains: 310 CMR 7.11(2)

Airports: 310 CMR 7.11(3)

Marine vessels: 310 CMR 7.11(4)


Gasoline volatility: 310 CMR 7.24(5)

Stage II vapor recovery: 310 CMR 7.24(6) and 40 CFR 51.126

Oxygenated gasoline program: 310 CMR 7.24(7)

Regulatory Agencies

Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)

Massachusetts Executive Office of Transportation Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV)

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. There are many mobile source regulatory requirements implemented nationally by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that impact mobile sources in Massachusetts. In addition, the Commonwealth has established additional programs to implement optional federal programs and to make progress toward attainment of all the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS).

Administration and enforcement. The DEP and the Executive Office of Transportation administer and enforce the mobile source programs in Massachusetts.

State Requirements


310 CMR 60.02

The Massachusetts I/M program includes inspection, scheduling, and testing requirements.

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More on this topic:

Governing Law and Regulations
Regulatory Agencies
Comparison: State vs. Federal
State Requirements

Massachusetts Mobile Sources Resources

Type Title
Forms Stage II System Decommissioning Notification Form
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