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  • Automotive Recyclers
    Best waste management practices, mercury vehicle switch reporting requirements, and other environmental compliance information.
  • Management of Hazardous Waste at Boatyards & Marinas

    Boat repair and maintenance activities create wastes that are considered hazardous and require proper handling.

  • Dairy Operations
  • Dental Amalgam/Mercury Recycling Program
    Massachusetts dental practices and clinics that place or remove amalgam fittings are required to certify annually that they have, operate and maintain amalgam separator systems to remove mercury from their wastewater discharges.
  • Hazardous Waste Information for Furniture Manufacturers, Finishers & Refinishers

    Massachusetts Law requires companies that produce hazardous waste to store and dispose of this waste in a special manner. Any one, other than a household, who produces, transports, recycles, treats or disposes of hazardous waste must notify the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) and meet certain requirements as specified in the hazardous waste regulations.

  • Hospitals & Health Care Facilities
    Learn how to safely manage solid, hazardous and medical wastes, responsibly discharge wastewater, and minimize your operation's environmental impacts.
  • Environmental Compliance for Laboratories  pdf format of Environmental Compliance for Laboratories
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    Covers industrial wastewater, hazardous waste management and other requirements.
  • Motor Vehicle Fueling, Service & Repair
    Environmental compliance information for businesses that fuel, repair and inspect motor vehicles.
  • Underground Storage Tank (UST) Program
    Effective January 2, 2015, new MassDEP Underground Storage Tank (UST) Regulations (310 CMR 80.00) address the registration, installation, operation, maintenance, closure and inspection of UST systems used to store petroleum fuels and hazardous substances. The UST program is a major component of the state's groundwater resource protection efforts.

    The Massachusetts Legislature transferred most responsibility for UST regulation from the Department of Fire Services (DFS) to MassDEP in 2009. The new MassDEP rules replace DFS regulations at 527 CMR 9.00, which were rescinded on January 1, 2015, although the fundamentals of the program, including most basic DFS requirements, remain the same. MassDEP has also incorporated recent federal requirements and added new provisions to ensure that UST systems are properly installed, operated and maintained; that leaks and spills are prevented and contained; that UST systems and components found to be leaking or not working properly are repaired or replaced; and any resulting environmental damage is limited, assessed and cleaned up. Learn more about the new MassDEP regulations.
  • Veterinary Clinics & Hospitals
    Learn how to safely manage solid, hazardous and medical wastes, responsibly discharge wastewater, and minimize your operation's environmental impacts.

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