SW 14: Special Waste Determination

A solid waste facility needs to obtain this approval to handle asbestos, infectious waste, sludges, or other materials classified as Special Waste under 310 CMR 19.061.

MassDEP Regional Solid Waste Section Chiefs

Online

MassDEP Regional Offices Find Your Region 
Central Region: Jim McQuade, 508-767-2759 james.mcquade@state.ma.us 
Northeast Region: Mark Fairbrother, 978-694-3298 mark.fairbrother@state.ma.us 
Southeast Region: Mark Dakers, 508-946-2847 mark.dakers@state.ma.us 
Western Region: Dan Hall, 413-755-2212 daniel.hall@state.ma.us 

The Details of SW 14: Special Waste Determination

How to apply SW 14: Special Waste Determination

Apply Online via the EEA ePLACE Portal

If you are a new user, you will need to create an account first.

Next steps for SW 14: Special Waste Determination

  1. Before You Apply

    Contact the appropriate MassDEP Regional Office to schedule a pre-application conference. This will help you prepare a better application, saving you time and likely resulting in faster review. If you apply without setting up a meeting, MassDEP may require one anyway before it can determine whether your application is administratively complete.

  2. Review the Instructions

    See the documents below for:

    • Guidance on how to prepare your application, including a completeness checklist.
    • ePlace Portal screen-by-screen online filing instructions.

    Important Note: Even when applying online, you will still need to complete the conventional Application Form in Step 3 and upload it as an attachment during the online filing process.

  3. Complete the Application Form

    You may fill out and save the Microsoft Word form on your computer. The PDF version has to be printed out and completed by hand.

    Important Note: Even when applying online, you will still need to complete a conventional Application Form and upload it as an attachment during the online filing process.

  4. Submit Your Application & Fee Payment

    1. File online via the ePlace Portal.

      Note: If you are a first-time user, you will need to create an account first.

      See the ePlace account setup instructions, Quick Guides, FAQs and Comprehensive User Manual below.
       
    2. When prompted, upload your completed Application Form from Step 3 above as an attachment.
       
    3. Pay your fee online with a credit card and submit your application.
       
    4. Once you submit your application, you will receive a copy by email. You must either (1) forward this email or (2) print and mail a copy of your application to the local Board of Health.

Contact for SW 14: Special Waste Determination

Online
MassDEP Regional Offices Find Your Region 
Central Region: Jim McQuade, 508-767-2759 james.mcquade@state.ma.us 
Northeast Region: Mark Fairbrother, 978-694-3298 mark.fairbrother@state.ma.us 
Southeast Region: Mark Dakers, 508-946-2847 mark.dakers@state.ma.us 
Western Region: Dan Hall, 413-755-2212 daniel.hall@state.ma.us 
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