Governing Law and Regulations
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 ...