Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) Land Management Administration Hazardous Waste Program
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 3
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. MDE has received RCRA authorization from EPA. RCRA authorization allows MDE's Land Management Administration to enforce the state's hazardous waste management rules. However, Maryland does not have EPA authority to delist federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act wastes. All petitions to delist the federal wastes must be filed with EPA Region 3. See the national section DELISTING PETITIONS for more information.
EPA Region 3 encourages persons seeking a delisting to contact MDE for assistance in determining what procedures might be necessary for filing a delisting petition. A copy of the petition and all related information must be sent to MDE.
Note: Maryland has its own list of state hazardous wastes that are in addition to those listed under the federal regulations. See the state section LISTED WASTES to review the list of these additional wastes. Therefore, Maryland delisting regulations apply to the delisting of state-only listed wastes at specific facilities. Maryland's delisting regulations generally follow federal delisting petition requirements, with petitions submitted to MDE in lieu of EPA Region 3.
• Administration and enforcement. EPA Region 3 administers and enforces the rules for federal hazardous waste delisting petitions in Maryland. MDE administers and ...