Governing Law and Regulations
Hazardous waste law and rules: Massachusetts Hazardous Waste Management Act, Massachusetts General Laws (MGL), Chapter 21C; Massachusetts Hazardous Waste Facility Siting Act, MGL Chapter 21D; and regulations at 310 Code of Massachusetts Regulations (CMR) 4.00 and 310 CMR 30.000
Solid (nonhazardous) waste law and rules: MGL Chapter 21H and regulations at 310 CMR 4.00 and 310 CMR 19.000
Underground storage tank (UST) law and rules: UST Petroleum Product Cleanup Fund, MGL Chapter 21J; MGL Chapter 21O, and regulations at 310 CMR 80.01, 310 CMR 80.02, 503 CMR 2.01 to 2.25, 503 CMR 4.01 to 4.05, and 527 CMR 9.00 to 9.08
Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Bureau of Waste Prevention Business Compliance Division
DEP Bureau of Waste Prevention UST Program
Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety and Security Department of Fire Services (DFS) Office of the State Fire Marshal
Massachusetts Department of Revenue UST Program
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's waste management rules include many of the federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act's (RCRA) rules as well as more stringent state requirements for hazardous and solid (nonhazardous) waste management and underground storage tanks (USTs). Massachusetts has received RCRA authorization from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). RCRA authorization allows the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to administer and enforce the state's hazardous waste, solid (nonhazardous) ...