Maryland Superfund regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Maryland Superfund: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Maryland Hazardous Substances Spill Response Law, Maryland Code Annotated, Environmental (Md. Code Ann., Envir.) 7-201 to 7-268

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Site identification: Md. Code Ann., Envir. 7-223

Hazardous Substance Control Fund (HSCF): Md. Code Ann., Envir. 7-218 to 7-221

Regulatory Agencies

Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) Land Management Administration Land Restoration 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 has its own Superfund program for the assessment and cleanup of contaminated sites in the state. The state's program is modeled after the federal Superfund system and includes a funding mechanism. The state's Superfund rules are in addition to the federal Superfund requirements.

Many Maryland communities have abandoned contaminated properties that have not been redeveloped because of concerns about the perceived cost of remediation and liability. For a discussion of these properties, commonly known as "brownfields," see the state section BROWNFIELDS for additional information.

Administration and enforcement. The Land Restoration Program administers and enforces the state Superfund rules in Maryland. EPA and MDE jointly enforce the federal Superfund program in the state.

State Requirements


Maryland's Superfund rules apply to hazardous substances (as federally defined) and the state's additional listed hazardous wastes. See the state section LISTED WASTES for more information.

MDE is responsible for ensuring that contaminated sites are cleaned up quickly to protect the public and ...

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