Maryland Contingency Plan regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Maryland Contingency Plan: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Contingency plan rules for hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities: Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR) 26.13.05.04 and COMAR 26.13.06.04 (interim status)

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Contingency plan rules for hazardous waste large quantity generators: COMAR 26.13.03.05E.(1)(g)

Notification requirements:

Implementation notification: COMAR 26.13.05.04G.(4)(b)

Notification before resuming operations: COMAR 26.13.05.04G.(9)

Regulatory Agency

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. 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.

State Requirements

NOTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

Implementation Notification

COMAR 26.13.05.04G.(4)(b)

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 866-633-4886.

Notification Before Resuming Operations

COMAR 26.13.05.04G.(9)

Maryland retains the provision deleted in the federal ...


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