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. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requires Massachusetts (and all states) to use the federal form of manifest: the standardized Uniform Hazardous Waste Manifest (EPA Form 8700-22) and its continuation sheet (EPA Form 8700-22A). When Massachusetts revised its manifest regulations to correspond to the revised federal manifest rules, it deleted its state two-part manifest and the four-part manifest. However, the state specifies manifest distribution requirements in connection with copies sent to the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) for waste reclaimed pursuant to a contractual agreement, intrastate shipments of waste oil, intrastate very small quantity generator (VSQG) shipments, waste sent to research demonstration and development facilities, and research study waste. Massachusetts also has its own rules ...