Since changing its approach to vapor intrusion two years ago, the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has yet to finalize its vapor intrusion policy.  As reported here, based on new studies, DEP is concerned that vapor from chemicals in groundwater – which can rise through soils and make its way into buildings – is more harmful than previously

The Massachusetts legislature recently amended the Massachusetts solid waste statute, M.G.L. c. 111, sec. 150A.  In a nutshell, these amendments shift responsibility for permitting transfer stations that accept less than 50 tons of refuse a day from the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to local Boards of Health.  They also remove DEP’s authority to provide Boards of Health with site