Massachusetts Hazardous Waste Management Act (Massachusetts)

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Place Massachusetts

Applies to States or Provinces Massachusetts
Name Massachusetts Hazardous Waste Management Act (Massachusetts)
Policy Category Other Policy
Policy Type Environmental Regulations
Affected Technologies Biomass/Biogas, Coal with CCS, Natural Gas, Nuclear
Active Policy Yes

Implementing Sector State/Province

Program Administrator Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection
Primary Website

Last Review 2014-09-15

Information Source


This Act contains regulations for safe disposal of hazardous waste, and establishes that a valid license is required to collect, transport, store, treat, use, or dispose of hazardous waste. Short term containment of hazardous waste on the premises of the person who generated said waste may be exempt from this license requirement. The Act further establishes a Hazardous Waste Advisory Committee to provide consultation to the Department of Environmental Protection, and a Division of Hazardous Waste within the Department. The Department will supervise the maintenance and operation of all facilities related to hazardous waste, require that all licensed facilities possess liability insurance, maintain communication with the local Board of Health, provide for the surveillance of hazardous waste processing, and take other actions related to management and surveillance of, and education regarding, hazardous waste. Specific regulations regarding this Act can be found in 310 CMR 30.000.


Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: Mass. Gen. Laws ch. 21C

Authority 2: 310 CMR 30.000