Governing Law and Regulations
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. Maryland's surface impoundment requirements include both the federal requirements and the state's more stringent rules. The state's rules cover:
—Analysis of wastes
—Leak detection and response
—Facility permits and fees
• Administration and enforcement. MDE's Land Management Administration administers and enforces the surface impoundment requirements in Maryland. The federal air emissions standards are enforced in Maryland by EPA's Region 3 office.
WASTE ANALYSIS AND TRIAL TESTS
In addition to the federal treatment, storage, and disposal facility (TSDF) waste analysis ...