Maryland Hazardous Waste Disposal regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Maryland Hazardous Waste Disposal: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste disposal facility permit rules, including permit fees: Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR) 26.13.07

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Hazardous waste surface impoundment requirements: COMAR and COMAR (interim status)

Hazardous waste incineration rules: COMAR and COMAR (interim status)

Hazardous waste landfill rules: COMAR and COMAR (interim status)

Underground injection well prohibition: COMAR and COMAR (interim status)

Regulatory Agency

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

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Although the state follows the federal hazardous waste disposal rules, Maryland's hazardous waste disposal capacity is severely limited because there are no hazardous waste landfills in the state. In addition, and in contrast to the federal rules, Maryland prohibits the disposal of hazardous waste in underground injection wells.

Maryland's other types of hazardous waste disposal facilities, such as surface impoundments and incinerators, are more strictly regulated than under the federal rules because of the state's more stringent facility design, operating, and permit fee rules.

Administration and enforcement. MDE's Land Management Administration administers and enforces the hazardous waste disposal requirements in Maryland.

State Requirements


Maryland's permit requirements for hazardous waste disposal facilities include the federal standards as well as the state's additional ...

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