Maryland Hazmat Transportation regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Maryland Hazmat Transportation: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous materials transportation: Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR) 11.16.01.02

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Applicability: Maryland Code Annotated, Environment (Md. Code Ann., Envir.) 22-409(a)(2) and COMAR 11.16.01.01A

Exceptions: COMAR 11.16.01.01B

Hazardous materials transfer facilities: Md. Code Ann., Envir. 7-101 to 7-114

Oil transporters:

Oil transfer license: COMAR 26.10.01.06

Oil permit: COMAR 26.10.01.01, COMAR 26.10.01.07, and COMAR 26.10.01.16

Transport requirements: COMAR 26.10.01.16(A) to 26.10.01.16(C)

Training: COMAR 26.10.01.16(D)

Oil spill or discharge reporting: COMAR 26.10.01.03

Driver requirements: COMAR 26.10.01.17

Oil transfer facilities: COMAR 26.10.01.18

Regulatory Agencies

Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) Land Management Administration

Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) Motor Vehicle Administration

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 hazardous materials regulations. Maryland statutes set forth requirements for the permitting of hazardous materials transfer stations that must be implemented by regulations developed by the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE). The MDE, however, has yet to develop the necessary regulations. According to the MDE, there are no hazardous materials transfer facilities in the state.

Maryland has its own regulations related to the transportation of oil and petroleum products that are in addition to the federal regulations. The state's requirements are in connection with oil transfer licenses, oil transfer and transport permits, recordkeeping, training, spill reporting, transport and ...


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Governing Law and Regulations
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Comparison: State vs. Federal
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