Maryland Hazardous Waste Exports and Imports regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Maryland Hazardous Waste Exports and Imports: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Exports of hazardous waste: Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR) to

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Imports of hazardous waste: COMAR

Regulatory Agencies

Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) Land Management Administration

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. Maryland follows the federal rules for exporting and importing hazardous waste, with the addition that all documents filed with EPA must also be filed with MDE. For additional information, refer to the national section EXPORTS AND IMPORTS OF HAZARDOUS WASTE.

As of September 5, 2006, EPA required Maryland (and all states) to use the revised federal form of manifest: the new standardized Uniform Hazardous Waste Manifest (EPA Form 8700-22) and its continuation sheet (EPA Form 8700-22A). Maryland has revised its manifest rules to incorporate the federal changes and has additional state requirements concerning distribution of the manifest and unmanifested waste reports. See the state section MANIFESTS for more information.

Maryland has adopted federal requirements for transporters of hazardous waste and used oil with additional requirements for transporter certificates and bonding and rules for mixing and storage. See the state section HAZARDOUS WASTE TRANSPORTERS for more information.

Maryland has adopted by reference the federal used oil transporter rules and has added its own oil transfer permit requirements. See the state section HAZARDOUS MATERIALS TRANSPORTERS for more information.

Internationally, a number of countries have developed ...

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