Maryland Hazardous Waste Tanks regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Maryland Hazardous Waste Tanks: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste tank rules: Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR) to and COMAR (interim status)

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Waste analysis and trial tests: COMAR

Returning repaired tanks to service: COMAR

Inspections: COMAR

Organic air emissions rules: COMAR; 40 CFR 264 Subparts AA, BB, and CC; and 40 CFR 265 Subparts AA, BB, and CC

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. Maryland's hazardous waste tank rules parallel the federal rules with additional state requirements in connection with waste analysis and trial tests, returning a repaired tank system to service, inspections, and organic air emissions standards. Owners and operators of permitted hazardous waste tanks are responsible for paying permit fees. These fees are reviewed in the state section TSDF PERMITS.

Administration and enforcement. MDE's Waste Management Administration administers and enforces the hazardous waste tank requirements in Maryland. The federal organic air emissions standards are enforced in Maryland by EPA's Region 3 office.

State Requirements



Maryland has additional requirements for owners and operators of tanks used to chemically treat or store a hazardous waste that is substantially different from the waste previously treated or stored in that tank or tanks used to chemically treat ...

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Governing Law and Regulations
Regulatory Agencies
Comparison: State vs. Federal
State Requirements