Massachusetts Used Oil Management regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Massachusetts Used Oil Management: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Recycling used oil: 310 Code of Massachusetts Regulations (CMR) 30.201 to 30.268

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Used oil fuel identification: 310 CMR 30.215

Specification and off-specification used oil: 310 CMR 30.216

Definitions: 310 CMR 30.010

Waste codes: 310 CMR 30.130 and 310 CMR 30.131


Recycling permits for generators: 310 CMR 30.220 to 30.268

Generator storage: 310 CMR 30.205(19), 310 CMR 30.253, 527 CMR 9.05, and 527 CMR 9.06

Manifests: 310 CMR 30.253(9) and 310 CMR 30.253(10)

Emergency procedures, prevention, and response: 310 CMR 30.253(7)

Transporters: 310 CMR 30.223 and 310 CMR 30.254

Marketers: 310 CMR 30.255


On-specification used oil fuel: 310 CMR 30.256

Off-specification used oil fuel: 310 CMR 30.256


Records: 310 CMR 30.205(7)

Annual reports: 310 CMR 30.205(12)

Regulatory Agencies

Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Bureau of Waste Prevention Business Compliance Division

Department of Public Safety (DPS) State Fire Marshal's Office

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Massachusetts has not adopted the federal used oil management standards and has no plans to do so in the foreseeable future because the state regulations are more stringent than the federal rules.

In lieu of the federal used oil management regulations, Massachusetts follows its own extensive and complicated rules for handling "waste oil." Waste oil is designated as a listed hazardous waste in Massachusetts. Waste oil is managed either as a hazardous waste if it is destined for disposal or, if it is recycled (e.g., burned for energy recovery), classified as, and ...

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