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Proposed Reg Changes- MassDEP Hazardous Wastes

Sunday, January 27, 2019   (0 Comments)
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Notice of Proposed Regulation Changes


MassDEP Hazardous Waste Regulations, 310 CMR 30.000

January 25, 2019


Name & Citation of Regulation: Hazardous Waste Regulations, 310 CMR 30.000

Brief Explanation and Rationale for Changes: Proposed amendments to the hazardous waste regulations include several key proposals, as well as a number of miscellaneous revisions. The key proposals relate to adoption of the federal rules for academic laboratories, the addition of multiple federal hazardous waste codes and their underlying hazardous waste constituents, clarification on the shipping requirements for wastes generated from on-site treatment of photographic processing wastewaters, restrictions on fluorescent lamp crushing by very small quantity generators (VSQGs) and universal waste handlers, cathode ray tubes (with companion changes to 310 CMR 16.00) and solvent-contaminated wipes (rags).

Web Link to View Regulations and Background Information:


Public Hearing Information:


 Public hearings will be conducted in accordance with M.G.L. Chapter 30A:


February 26, 2019 at 1 p.m.
MassDEP Northeast Regional Office
205B Lowell Street, Wilmington
Conference Room A and B

February 27, 2019 at 10 a.m.
MassDEP Boston Office
1 Winter Street, Boston
Conference Room A and B

February 27, 2019 at 1 p.m.
MassDEP Southeast Regional Office
20 Riverside Drive, Lakeville

March 5, 2019 at 1 p.m.
MassDEP Boston Office
1 Winter Street, Boston
Conference Room A and B

March 6, 2019 at 10 a.m.
MassDEP Central Regional Office
8 New Bond Street, Worcester

March 6, 2019 at 2 p.m.
MassDEP Western Regional Office
436 Dwight Street, 5th floor, Springfield

Public Review Period: Testimony may be presented orally or in writing at the public hearings. MassDEP will accept written comments until 5:00 p.m. on March 20, 2019. Written comments must be submitted by e-mail to or by mail to James Paterson, MassDEP, One Winter Street, Boston, MA 02108

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