310 CMR 40.00: Massachusetts contingency plan

Date: 01/10/2020
Organization: Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection
Regulatory Authority: MGL c. 21E
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The purposes of the Massachusetts Contingency Plan are, without limitation, to:
(a) provide for the protection of health, safety, public welfare and the environment
(b) encourage persons responsible for releases and threats of release of oil and/or hazardous material to undertake necessary and appropriate response actions in a timely way;
(c) focus government resources on those sites at which the person(s) responsible can not or will not undertake necessary response actions;
(d) focus government resources on those sites at which Department oversight is necessary to ensure that response actions are protective of health, safety, public welfare and the environment;
(e) establish a program for the Department to issue Tier I Permits to persons seeking to carry out response actions at Tier I disposal sites; and
(f) establish a program for the Department to audit a sufficient number of response actions not overseen or conducted by the Department to ensure that those response actions are performed in compliance with M.G.L. c. 21E, 310 CMR 40.0000 and other applicable laws.

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