Massachusetts Environmental Protection Agency regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Massachusetts Environmental Protection Agency: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous Waste Management Act, Massachusetts General Laws (MGL) Chapter 21C

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Massachusetts Oil and Hazardous Material Release Prevention Act, MGL Chapter 21E

Toxic Use Reduction Act, MGL Chapter 21I

Hazardous Substance Disclosure by Employees Act, MGL Chapter 111F

Clean Waters Act, MGL Chapter 21, Sections 26 to 53

Air Pollution Control Laws: MGL Chapter 111, Sections 2B, 2C, and Sections 142A to 142O, MGL Chapter 21H, and MGL Chapter 31C

Water Management Act, MGL Chapter 21G

Wetlands protection laws: MGL Chapter 131, Section 40

Hazardous waste regulations: 310 Code of Massachusetts Regulations (CMR) 30.000 and 310 CMR 40.0000

Very small quantity generators: 310 CMR 30.353

Solid waste regulations: 310 CMR 19.000

Water quality regulations: 310 CMR 12.00 and 310 CMR 36.00

Air quality regulations: 310 CMR 6.00 to 8.00 and 310 CMR 60.00

Wetlands regulations: 310 CMR 10.00

Regulatory Agencies

Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 1

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. In Massachusetts, the counterpart to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). DEP is responsible for protecting Massachusetts's land, water, and air from pollution and implements the commonwealth's environmental laws and regulations.

Administration and enforcement. DEP is responsible for administering and enforcing Massachusetts's air pollution and waste management programs. EPA Region 1 has primary enforcement authority over NPDES-permitted facilities that discharge wastewater into ...


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