Massachusetts Hazardous Waste Generators regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Massachusetts Hazardous Waste Generators: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

General generator requirements: 310 Code of Massachusetts Regulations (CMR) 30.301 to 30.394

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Large quantity generator (LQG) rules: 310 CMR 30.340 to 30.343

Small quantity generator (SQG) rules: 310 CMR 30.351 and 310 CMR 30.352

Very small quantity generator (VSQG) rules: 310 CMR 30.353

Generator classes:

LQGs: 310 CMR 30.340

SQGs: 310 CMR 30.351 and 310 CMR 30.352

VSQGs: 310 CMR 30.352 and 310 CMR 30.353

Counting your wastes: 310 CMR 30.351(2) and 310 CMR 30.353(2)

Initial notification:

LQGs and most SQGs: 310 CMR 30.061 to 30.064

Certain SQGs and VSQGs: 310 CMR 30.303(2)(a) and 310 CMR 30.353(5)

Identification (ID) numbers:

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ID number: 310 CMR 30.061 to 30.064

Massachusetts ID number: 310 CMR 30.303 and 310 CMR 30.353(5)

Subsequent notification:

Notification for changes in personnel, sites, or wastes: 310 CMR 30.062 to 30.064

Change in status notification: 310 CMR 30.303, 310 CMR 30.351(10)(c), and 310 CMR 30.353(6)(d)

Exception reports: 310 CMR 30.333, 310 CMR 30.351(10)(f), and 310 CMR 30.353(6)(e)

Shipping documents:

Manifests: 310 CMR 30.310 to 30.317, 310 CMR 30.331, and 310 CMR 30.333

VSQG shipping papers: 310 CMR 30.353(9)

Transportation of wastes:

LQGs and SQGs: 310 CMR 30.304, 310 CMR 30.305, and and 310 CMR 30.402

VSQGs: 310 CMR 30.353(7)

Regulated recyclable materials: 310 CMR 30.305(2)

Emergency responses by VSQG: 310 CMR 30.353(7)(i)

Generator fees: 310 CMR 4.03(2)

Regulatory Agency

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

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