Massachusetts Manifests regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Massachusetts Manifests : What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Generators: 310 Code of Massachusetts Regulations (CMR) 30.310 to 30.317, 310 CMR 30.331, and 310 CMR 30.333

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Transporters: 310 CMR 30.404 to 30.406

Treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs): 310 CMR 30.531 to 30.536


Shipping papers for very small quantity generators (VSQGs): 310 CMR 30.353

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

Distribution of copies: 310 CMR 30.313 to 30.315

Transporters accepting shipments: 310 CMR 30.405

TSDF notification of unmanifested waste shipments: 310 CMR 30.534

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

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 ...

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