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

Registration: COMAR

Delivery prohibition: Md. Code Ann., Envir. 4-411.1 and COMAR

Permit: COMAR

Catch basins: COMAR

Cathodic protection: COMAR

Interior lining: COMAR

Monitoring pipes: COMAR

Marking of fill lines: COMAR

Inventories: COMAR

Release notification: COMAR and COMAR

Recordkeeping: COMAR and COMAR

Cleanup fund: COMAR to

Certification: COMAR to

Certified technician: COMAR

Heating oil technician: COMAR

Certified remover: COMAR

Certified inspector: COMAR

Operator training: COMAR to

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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