Massachusetts Contingency Plan regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Massachusetts Contingency Plan: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Contingency plan requirements: 310 Code of Massachusetts Regulations (CMR) 30.520 to 30.524

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Contingency plan requirements for large quantity generators (LQGs): 310 CMR 30.341(1)(b) to 30.341(1)(d)

Plan content:

Arrangements with local and state authorities: 310 CMR 30.521 and 310 CMR 30.341(1)(b)4

Polyhalogenated aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs): 310 CMR 30.010, 310 CMR 30.342(1)(f), 310 CMR 30.343(1)(h), 310 CMR 30.688, and 310 CMR 30.698

Spill response procedure for tanks: 310 CMR 30.696(4) and 310 CMR 30.343(1)(f)

Additional state information: 310 CMR 30.521(10) and 310 CMR 30.341(1)(b)

Amendment of the plan: 310 CMR 30.523 and 310 CMR 30.341(1)(d)

Plan submission and retention: 310 CMR 30.522, 310 CMR 30.341(1)(b)3, and 310 CMR 30.341(1)(c)

Groundwater implementation standard: 310 CMR 30.521 and 310 CMR 30.341(1)(b)

Notification: 310 CMR 30.524(6) and 310 CMR 30.341(1)(e)7

LQG notification rules: 310 CMR 30.341(1)(e)7.a to 30.341(1)(e)7.c

Massachusetts Contingency Plan (MCP): 310 CMR 40.0000

Regulatory Agency

Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs 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. While Massachusetts follows the federal contingency plan requirements for hazardous waste large quantity generators (LQGs) and hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs), the state has its own contingency plan submission and notification requirements. The state has requirements for the contingency plans of LQGs that parallel its ...


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