Massachusetts Department of Highways (Mass Highways):
Current Ma/DOT materials specification allows for 5 percent manufacturers’ RAS in HMA. To see Mass DOT materials specifications, click to open PDF file: “Standard Special Provisions (As of April 21, 2005): Division III - Materials Specification: Section M3 - Bituminous Materials: Subsection M.3.11.01 – General [PDF file page 51] and Subsection M.3.11.04 – E. Reclaimed Asphalt Shingles (RAS) [PDF file page 53]”
Although Tear-off RAS are not allowed in HMA at this time, they are currently under research and a pilot project is underway for future consideration.
Massachusetts State Contacts
MASS Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)
The DEP regulates recycling, market development, BUD, and hazardous (ACM) waste disposal. In Massachusetts, the EPA delegates asbestos programs to DEP and the Division of Occupational Safety (DOS).
Waste & Recycling
Construction & demolition (C&D debris):
Beneficial Use Determinations (BUD's):
Environmentally preferred products:
Other MassDEP contacts:
MASS Division of Occupational Safety (DOS):
MASS Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD):
The DHCD manages large state housing projects. They are interested in C&D recycling, beginning with shingles. General Phone: 617.573.1100
EPA Regional Asbestos Contacts:
Last Updated: ( Thursday, 27 May 2010 )
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