Maryland Hazardous Waste Storage regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Maryland Hazardous Waste Storage: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste storage facility rules: Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR) 26.13.05 and COMAR 26.13.06 (interim status)

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Facility permit rules, including permit fees: COMAR 26.13.07

Container requirements: COMAR 26.13.05.09 and COMAR 26.13.06.17 (interim status)

Hazardous waste storage tank requirements: COMAR 26.13.05.10 to 26.13.05.10-7 and COMAR 26.13.06.18 (interim status)

Surface impoundment requirements: COMAR 26.13.05.11 and COMAR 26.13.06.19 (interim status)

Containment systems for containers: COMAR 26.13.03.05E(1)(d), COMAR 26.13.05.09H, and COMAR 26.13.06.17 (interim status)

On-site storage:

On-site storage rules for large quantity generators (LQGs): COMAR 26.13.03.05E

On-site storage rules for small quantity generators (SQGs): COMAR 26.13.02.05C to D

Satellite accumulation: COMAR 26.13.03.05E(3)

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. Maryland has adopted the federal hazardous waste storage rules for facilities and generators and added several stricter rules. The state's more stringent hazardous waste storage rules apply to permits and fees for hazardous waste storage facilities, containment systems for containers and tanks, and generators accumulating hazardous waste on-site.

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

State Requirements

STORAGE FACILITY PERMITS AND FEES

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