Maryland Corrective Action regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Maryland Corrective Action: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Corrective action rules for hazardous and solid (nonhazardous) waste management units: Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR) and COMAR

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Corrective action management unit (CAMU) rules: 40 CFR 264.550 to 264.552

Temporary unit (TU) rules: 40 CFR 264.553

Staging pile rules: 40 CFR 264.554

Regulatory Agencies

Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) Land Management Administration Hazardous Waste Program

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. The federal corrective action requirements for hazardous and solid (nonhazardous) waste units are in effect in Maryland. The state has not yet adopted the 2002 federal CAMU, TU, and staging pile rules into its regulations. However, these federal rules are in effect in Maryland because they were promulgated under the Hazardous and Solid Waste Amendments (HSWA) to the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA).

Administration and enforcement. MDE's Land Management Administration administers and enforces all the corrective action requirements, except for the federal CAMU, TU, and staging pile rules, which are administered by EPA's Region 3 office until MDE is authorized by EPA to do so. The federal CAMU, TU, and staging pile standards are reviewed in the national section CORRECTIVE ACTION.

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