Massachusetts Corrective Action regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Massachusetts Corrective Action: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Corrective action rules: 310 Code of Massachusetts Regulations (CMR) 30.672

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Corrective action management unit (CAMU) rules: 310 CMR 30.602(12)

Temporary unit (TU) rules: 310 CMR 30.602(13)

Staging piles: 310 CMR 30.602(14)

Corrective action standards for treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs):

Implementation: 310 CMR 30.672(5)

Notification: 310 CMR 30.672(6)(b)

Massachusetts Contingency Plan (MCP): Massachusetts Oil and Hazardous Materials Release Prevention and Response Act, Massachusetts General Laws (MGL) Chapter 21E, and regulations at 310 CMR 40.0000 and 310 CMR 4.00

Regulatory Agencies

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

DEP Bureau of Waste Site Cleanup (BWSC) Division of Response and Remediation

The Board of Registration of Hazardous Waste Site Cleanup Professionals (LSP Board)

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

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 corrective action requirements for hazardous and solid (nonhazardous) waste units at transfer, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs), with additional state provisions in connection with implementation and notification standards. The state has incorporated by reference the federal rules for corrective action management units (CAMUs), temporary units (TUs), and staging piles including the federal provision that allows placement of CAMU-eligible wastes in off-site hazardous waste landfills. See the national section CORRECTIVE ACTION to review these rules.

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