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  • PART I ADMINISTRATION OF THE GOVERNMENT
  • TITLE II EXECUTIVE AND ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICERS
    OF THE COMMONWEALTH
  • CHAPTER 21I MASSACHUSETTS TOXICS USE REDUCTION ACT
  • Section 9A Threshold amounts for toxic or hazardous substances

Section 9A. Threshold amounts for toxic or hazardous substances for purposes of this chapter shall be initially established as the following:

(A) For toxics users that manufacture or process a toxic or hazardous substance, as the terms “manufacture” or “process” are defined herein, the threshold amount for a toxic or hazardous substance shall be 25,000 pounds each year at any 1 facility, except the threshold will be 1,000 pounds each year at any 1 facility for a higher hazard substance; and

(B) For toxics users that otherwise use a toxic or hazardous substance, the threshold amount for a toxic or hazardous substance shall be 10,000 pounds each year at any 1 facility, except the threshold will be 1,000 pounds each year at any 1 facility for a higher hazard substance.

(C) If the administrator of the United States Environmental Protection Agency sets a threshold quantity for facility reporting on a toxic or hazardous substance under section 313 of EPCRA which is lower than a corresponding threshold amount specified in subparagraphs (A) or (B), the corresponding threshold for that substance under this chapter shall be the same as the federal threshold.

(D) Upon recommendation of the institute and the board, the council shall have the authority to lower the facility-reporting threshold on a higher hazard substance below that which is specified in subparagraphs (A) and (B).