Massachusetts Hazardous Waste Storage regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Massachusetts Hazardous Waste Storage: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Technical standards for hazardous waste storage facilities: 310 Code of Massachusetts Regulations (CMR) 30.600

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Facility license (permit) rules: 310 CMR 30.700 and 310 CMR 30.800

Storage facility fees: 310 CMR 4.00

Container requirements: 310 CMR 30.680 to 30.689

Hazardous waste storage tank requirements: 310 CMR 30.690 to 30.699

Surface impoundment requirements: 310 CMR 30.610 to 30.618

On-site storage rules for large quantity generators (LQGs) and small quantity generators (SQGs): 310 CMR 30.341 to 30.343 and 310 CMR 30.351

Storage area standards for LQGs and SQGs: 310 CMR 30.341 to 30.343 and 310 CMR 30.351(8)

Containers: 310 CMR 30.342, 310 CMR 30.685, and 310 CMR 30.351

Tanks: 310 CMR 30.343 and 310 CMR 30.351(8)(c)

Inspections: 310 CMR 30.343 and 310 CMR 30.351

Emergency procedures for LQGs and SQGs: 310 CMR 30.341(1) and 310 CMR 30.351(9)

Satellite storage for LQGs and SQGs: 310 CMR 30.340(6) and 310 CMR 30.351(4)


Quantity limitations: 310 CMR 30.351(1)(b)

Very small quantity generators (VSQGs):

Limits and prohibitions: 310 CMR 30.352 and 310 CMR 30.353(1)

Regulatory Agency

Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Bureau of Air and Waste Business Compliance Division Hazardous Waste Management

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Massachusetts has adopted the federal hazardous waste storage rules and added several more stringent requirements that apply to storage of waste oil, owners and operators of hazardous waste storage facilities, and generators accumulating hazardous waste on-site. The additional standards for generators include requirements regarding storage areas, emergency procedures, satellite ...

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