Maryland Community Right to Know regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Maryland Community Right to Know: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA), 42 USC 11001 to 11050; regulations at 40 CFR 355 to 372

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Section 311—material safety data sheet/safety data sheet (MSDS/SDS) reporting: Maryland Code Annotated, Labor and Employment (Md. Code Ann., Lab. and Emp.) 5-406

Section 312—chemical inventory:

Controlled hazardous substances: Md. Code Ann., Environment (Envir.) 7-201 and Md. Code Ann., Envir. 7-226

Online reporting: Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR )

Regulatory Agencies

Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) Science Services Administration (SSA) State Emergency Response Commission (SERC) Community Right-to-Know Section

Local emergency planning committees (LEPCs)

Local fire departments

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 community right-to-know rules for Section 311 reporting (chemical list). The chemical list, rather than the actual material safety data sheets/safety data sheets (MSDSs/SDSs), should be sent to the Science Services Administration (SSA), the local emergency planning committees (LEPCs), and the local fire department. Maryland follows the federal rules for Tier Two reporting, with additional reporting requirements. The state follows the federal toxic release inventory reporting requirements. Refer to the national section COMMUNITY RIGHT-TO-KNOW to review federal requirements.

For information about workplace labeling and communicating information about hazardous substances to employees, see the national section LABELS/PLACARDS/MARKINGS and the state section HAZARD ...

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