Maryland Chemicals regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Maryland Chemicals: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste imports and exports: Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR)

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Phosphates: Maryland Code Annotated, Environmental (Md. Code Ann., Envir.) 9-1501 to 9-1503 and regulations at COMAR and COMAR

Definition: Md. Code Ann., Envir. 9-1501

Exceptions: Md. Code Ann., Envir. 9-1502

Mercury-containing products: Md. Code Ann., Envir. 6-905 to 6-905.3

Regulatory Agencies

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.

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