June 1 Deadline for MA Facilities that Process Hazardous Materials

April 30, 2013

Massachusetts has implemented new Board of Fire Prevention Regulations (527 CMR 33.00) for facilities that process hazardous materials, such as:

  • combustible liquids, 
  • compressed gases (e.g., ammonia), 
  • cryogenic substances, 
  • explosives, 
  • flammable substances, 
  • organic peroxides, 
  • oxidizers, 
  • self-igniting materials, 
  • unstable materials, or 
  • water-reactive materials.  


The regulations require facilities to obtain an annual permit from the local fire department implement process safety management practices, undertake emergency planning, and conduct post-incident analysis.