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See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Maryland follows the federal contingency plan requirements for hazardous waste large quantity generators and treatment, storage, and disposal facilities and additional requirements in connection with notification responsibilities.
• Administration and enforcement. The Maryland Department of the Environment's (MDE) Land Management Administration administers and enforces the contingency plan requirements in Maryland.
Once a contingency plan has been implemented, the federal rules require the emergency coordinator to immediately notify either the National Response Center at 800-424-8802 or the government official designated as the on-scene coordinator for that geographical area. Maryland requires that the emergency coordinator also immediately notify the state emergency number at 866-633-4686.