Governing Law and Regulations
Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) Land Management Administration
Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) Motor Vehicle Administration
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Maryland follows the federal hazardous materials regulations. Maryland statutes set forth requirements for the permitting of hazardous materials transfer stations that must be implemented by regulations developed by the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE). The MDE, however, has yet to develop the necessary regulations. According to the MDE, there are no hazardous materials transfer facilities in the state.
Maryland has its own regulations related to the transportation of oil and petroleum products that are in addition to the federal regulations. The state's requirements are in connection with oil transfer licenses, oil transfer and transport permits, recordkeeping, training, spill reporting, transport and ...