Governing Law and Regulations
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 ...