Maryland Underground Storage Tanks regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Maryland Underground Storage Tanks: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Maryland Oil Pollution Control Act, Maryland Code Annotated, Environmental (Md. Code Ann., Envir.) 4-401 et seq. and regulations at Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR) 26.10.01 to 26.10.16

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Applicability: COMAR 26.10.02.04(B)(62)

Registration: COMAR 26.10.03.09

Delivery prohibition: Md. Code Ann., Envir. 4-411.1 and COMAR 26.10.02.01(D)

Permit: COMAR 26.10.02.05

Catch basins: COMAR 26.10.03.03(C)

Cathodic protection: COMAR 26.10.04.02(D)

Interior lining: COMAR 26.10.03.08(B)(3)(c)

Monitoring pipes: COMAR 26.10.03.04(B)

Marking of fill lines: COMAR 26.10.04.01(N)

Inventories: COMAR 26.10.04.01

Release notification: COMAR 26.10.01.03 and COMAR 26.10.08.01

Recordkeeping: COMAR 26.10.02.03-6 and COMAR 26.10.04.05

Cleanup fund: COMAR 26.10.14.01 to 26.10.14.11

Certification: COMAR 26.10.06.01 to 26.10.06.12

Certified technician: COMAR 26.10.06.02

Heating oil technician: COMAR 26.10.06.02

Certified remover: COMAR 26.10.06.03

Certified inspector: COMAR 26.10.06.04

Operator training: COMAR 26.10.16.01 to 26.10.16.08

Regulatory Agency

Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) Land Management Administration Oil Control Program

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Maryland's underground storage tank (UST) regulations exceed the federal UST regulations in both stringency and scope. See the national section UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANKS for a review of the federal UST regulations. Maryland was granted state program approval in 1992 to administer the federal UST regulatory program. The Maryland Department of the Environment's (MDE) Oil Control Program regulates both aboveground and ...


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