Governing Law and Regulations
Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE)
Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT)
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 follows federal requirements for the imports and exports of chemicals, with additional legislation that bans specific products containing mercury aimed at reducing mercury in the environment. In addition, Maryland, has passed laws limiting the amount of phosphates in cleaning and detergent products sold in the state. State manufacturers, importers, and distributors need to watch for future state product bans.
Maryland follows the federal hazardous materials transportation requirements for the import and export of chemicals. Export licenses may be required for the export of controlled chemicals. See the national sections HAZARDOUS MATERIALS TRANSPORTERS and IMPORTS AND EXPORTS OF CHEMICALS for a summary of federal requirements. In addition, a security plan may be required by hazardous materials transporters. The plan must include an assessment of possible transportation security risks for hazmat shipments. See the national section SECURITY for more information.
Maryland has ...