Governing Law and Regulations
Land disposal restrictions: Resource Conservation and Recovery Act Section 3004 and federal regulations at 40 CFR 268
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. The federal land disposal restrictions (LDRs) are in effect in Maryland. See the national section LAND DISPOSAL RESTRICTIONS/LAND BAN for a review of these rules.
• Administration and enforcement. Although the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) has received authorization from EPA to enforce the state's hazardous waste management rules, Maryland has yet to incorporate the federal LDRs into its hazardous waste management program. Until MDE adopts these federal rules or more stringent state standards, the EPA Region 3 office will enforce the land disposal restriction requirements in Maryland.