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See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Maryland follows the federal regulations for identifying and classifying hazardous waste, but has not adopted all of the federal exclusions from the definitions of solid and hazardous waste. Maryland also adds state wastes to the federal lists of hazardous wastes.
• Administration and enforcement. MDE's Land Management Administration administers and enforces Maryland's hazardous waste identification and classification requirements.
The state's definition of what constitutes waste and hazardous waste in Maryland is more stringent than the federal rules, because Maryland does not follow all of the federal exclusions regarding what constitutes waste and hazardous waste. Check with MDE to see if they have yet adopted any federal exclusion that is relevant to your facility. The federal exemptions are reviewed in the national section HAZWASTE DETERMINATION (CLASSIFICATION).