Massachusetts Biennial Report regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Massachusetts Biennial Report: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Large quantity generator (LQG) biennial report requirements: 310 Code of Massachusetts Regulations (CMR) 30.332

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Treatment, storage, and disposal facility (TSDF) biennial report requirements: 310 CMR 30.544

Information not included in the biennial report: 310 CMR 30.332(4) and 310 CMR 30.332(5)

Regulatory Agency

Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Bureau of Waste Prevention Business Compliance Division

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See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Massachusetts follows the federal biennial report rules for hazardous waste large quantity generators (LQGs) and owners and operators of treatment, storage and disposal facilities (TSDFs) with additional provisions. Massachusetts uses the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Form 8700-13A/B. The federal biennial report requirements and form are described in the national section BIENNIAL REPORT. DEP compiles biennial report data and prepares an electronic reporting format for submission to the EPA Region 1 office to fulfill the federal biennial report requirements.

DEP requires transporters of hazardous wastes to file monthly reports with DEP. For more information, see the state section HAZARDOUS WASTE TRANSPORTERS.

Administration and enforcement. DEP's Bureau of Waste Prevention administers and enforces the biennial report requirements in Massachusetts.

State Requirements

LQGs

310 CMR 30.332

LQGs follow the federal requirements for biennial reporting, but must also provide information relating to waste involved in any treatability or research study (310 CMR 30.332(1)(h)).

TSDFs

310 CMR ...


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