Governing Law and Regulations
Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Bureau of Waste Prevention Business Compliance Division
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. While in most respects the Massachusetts regulation of lamps parallels that under the federal rules, in some ways, the state rules are more stringent than their federal counterparts. Similar to the federal regulation of "mercury-containing equipment" (MCE), the state regulates "mercury-containing devices" (MCDs) under the state universal waste rules. In addition, Massachusetts imposes stricter requirements on transporters holding universal wastes at transfer facilities and on both small quantity handlers of universal waste (SQHUWs) and large quantity handlers of universal waste (LQHUWs) in connection with notification of universal waste activities to the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (DEP).
• Administration and enforcement. DEP's ...