Massachusetts Risk Management regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Massachusetts Risk Management: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Accidental Release and Risk Management Program: 40 CFR 68

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State requirements for hazardous material processing:

Applicability: 527 Code of Massachusetts Regulations (CMR) 33.01

Hazardous material: 527 CMR 33.02

Hazardous process categories: 527 CMR 33.02 and 527 CMR 33.03

Permit requirements: 527 CMR 33.04

Emergency response planning: 527 CMR 33.06

Compliance requirements: 527 CMR 33.05

Post-incident analysis: 527 CMR 33.07

Trade secrets: 527 CMR 33.08

Regulatory Agencies

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

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

Massachusetts Department of Fire Services (DFS) Board of Fire Prevention Regulations (BFPR)

Massachusetts State Fire Marshal

Local fire departments

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Massachusetts has not taken delegation of the risk management program. Facilities required to develop a risk management program and submit a risk management plan (RMP) should follow the federal program. For more information, see the national section RISK MANAGEMENT PROGRAM.

For Title V sources required to develop an RMP, the requirements of the plan will be included in the facility's Title V operating permit as applicable requirements. Such sources are responsible for certifying compliance with the requirements of the risk management program as part of the annual Title V operating permit compliance certification. For more information, see the national section TITLE V.

The Massachusetts Department of Fire Services' (DFS) Board of Fire Prevention Regulations (BFPR) has established ...

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