Governing Law and Regulations
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. 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.