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. EPA requires Maryland (and all states) to use the federal form of manifest: the standardized Uniform Hazardous Waste Manifest (EPA Form 8700-22) and its continuation sheet (EPA Form 8700-22A). These forms replaced the Maryland Uniform Hazardous Waste Manifest and its continuation sheet, which could no longer be used after September 2006. Maryland's rules for hazardous waste manifest preparation and use must now be the same as the federal rules, and waste handlers should go to the national section MANIFESTS for guidance. Maryland has additional state requirements concerning distribution of the manifest and unmanifested waste reports and, because of the way it classifies its generators, has adopted neither the federal manifest exemption for small quantity generators (SQGs) nor the federal exception report rules for SQGs.
• Administration and enforcement. MDE's Land Management Administration administers and enforces Maryland's ...