Maryland Manifests regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Maryland Manifests : What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Generators: Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR) 26.13.03.04, COMAR 26.13.03.05E(4) and COMAR 26.13.03.06C

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Distribution of copies: COMAR 26.13.03.04E

Exception reports: COMAR 26.13.03.06C

Transporters: COMAR 26.13.04.02

Distribution of copies: COMAR 26.13.04.02A(4)(c) to (d)

Treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs): COMAR 26.13.05.05 and COMAR 26.13.05.06 (interim status)

Distribution of copies: COMAR 26.13.05.05B(1)(e)

Unmanifested waste report: COMAR 26.13.05.05G(2)

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. EPA requires Maryland (and all states) to use the federal form of manifest: the standardized Uniform Hazardous Waste Manifest (EPA Form 8700-22) and its continuation sheet (EPA Form 8700-22A). These forms replaced the Maryland Uniform Hazardous Waste Manifest and its continuation sheet, which could no longer be used after September 2006. Maryland's rules for hazardous waste manifest preparation and use must now be the same as the federal rules, and waste handlers should go to the national section MANIFESTS for guidance. Maryland has additional state requirements concerning distribution of the manifest and unmanifested waste reports and, because of the way it classifies its generators, has adopted neither the federal manifest exemption for small quantity generators (SQGs) nor the federal exception report rules for SQGs.

Administration and enforcement. MDE's Land Management Administration administers and enforces Maryland's ...


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