Governing Law and Regulations
Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) Land Management Administration Hazardous Waste Program
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See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Maryland has adopted the federal hazardous waste regulations for generators and adds its own requirements: generator classifications, hazardous waste determination, on-site storage, manifests, emergency procedures, container containment system, and small quantity generator (SQG) responsibilities.
• Administration and enforcement. The Maryland Department of the Environment's (MDE) Land Management Administration administers and enforces the state's hazardous waste generator rules
In Maryland, LQGs, or "fully regulated generators," are defined as those generators generating 100 kilograms (kg) (220 lb) or more of hazardous waste or more than 1 kg (2.2 lb) of acutely hazardous waste per calendar month. In contrast, the federal regulations define LQGs as generators generating more than 1,000 kg (2,200 lb) of hazardous waste or more than 1 kg of ...