Governing Law and Regulations
Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) Land Management Administration Hazardous Waste Program
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 biennial reporting requirements. As under the federal rules, reports must be submitted by owners and operators of hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs). However, Maryland subjects more generators to the report requirements than would be the case under the federal rules.
Maryland uses the federal biennial report forms, available from MDE's Hazardous Waste Program. The report is submitted to MDE. MDE encourages electronic filing by TSDFs and by generators that generate more than 13.2 tons of hazardous waste during the reporting year.
• Administration and enforcement. MDE's Land Management Administration administers and enforces the biennial report requirements in Maryland.
COMAR 26.13.02.05 and COMAR 26.13.03.06B
As under the federal rules, only the federal large quantity generator (LQG) class submits the report. However, the Maryland LQG class (persons generating 100 kilograms (kg) (220 pounds (lb)) or more of hazardous waste or more than 1 kg (2.2 lb) of acutely hazardous waste per calendar month) includes generators that under the federal rules would be ...