- Guidance Documents
- Homeowner's Certification Form
- Other MassDEP Homeowner Information
If you have a spill of oil or hazardous material please call MassDEP's 24-hour emergency response notification line at 888-304-1133.
Dealing with a spill or contamination problem on your property can be particularly difficult and stressful for homeowners. Understanding the rules, learning all the new terms and procedures, and working through the system can be overwhelming at times. The following series of explanations, guidelines, recommendations, and tips are provided to help you through the process of preventing and cleaning up spills on your property.
The Homeowner Oil Spill Cleanup Guide is designed to offer homeowners guidance on reporting a spill, cleaning up a spill, hiring a Licensed Site Professional, understanding the Massachusetts Contingency Plan, and streamlining cleanup.
This web page offers preventative ideas about some common homeowner problems including fuel oil storage tanks, septic systems and asbestos.
Tips For Maintaining Your Home Heating System: Prevent Heating Oil Leaks and Spills
Dealing with a Spill/Contamination at Your Home or Business
A Massachusetts Property Owner's Guide to Hiring a Licensed Site Professional
Heating Oil Delivery Lines - a Homeowners' Guide to Preventing Leaks | Web page
Some homeowners qualify for reduced permit and annual compliance fees. Qualifying homeowners must submit a certification on a MassDEP approved form to realize the reduction in fees.
This policy is intended to provide guidance on how to fulfill the requirement to measure for the presence of contamination at the time of a closure of an underground storage tank, pursuant to the Massachusetts Fire Prevention Regulations, 527 CMR 9.00.
This draft policy provides guidance about discovering contamination and cleaning up underground storage tank sites.
Links to information about asbestos, lead, and septic systems.