Massachusetts Security regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Massachusetts Security: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste:

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Hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facility (TSDF) requirements: 310 Code of Massachusetts Regulations (CMR) 30.514

Solid waste:

Solid waste landfill requirements: 310 CMR 19.130(23) and 310 CMR 19.130(24)

Solid waste transfer facilities: 310 CMR 19.207


Drinking water: 310 CMR 22.19

Wastewater: 310 CMR 32.23

Oil spills: MGL, Chapter 21E, Section 2

Regulatory Agencies

Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety and Security (EOPSS)

Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)

Homeland Security Regional Planning Councils

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Massachusetts's requirements concerning security for air toxics are covered in the state's accidental release prevention program, which follows the federal program. See the national sections RISK MANAGEMENT and SECURITY for more information.

Massachusetts' rules for the security of hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs) follow the federal requirements in connection with facility security during the life of the TSDF and during a disposal facility's post-closure care period with a few additional requirements.

Similar to the federal rules for municipal solid waste landfills, the requirements for owners and operators of solid waste landfills and transfer stations in Massachusetts must avoid unauthorized access. The state rules do not address the storage of solid waste military munitions or hazardous waste munitions and explosives.

Massachusetts requires that owners and operators of public water supplies must comply with the federal Public Health Security and Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act of ...

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