Maryland TSDF Permits regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Maryland TSDF Permits: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Statutory and regulatory permit requirements: Maryland Code Annotated, Environmental (Md. Code Ann., Envir.) 1-601 to 1-607, Md. Code Ann., Envir. 7-232 to 7-246, Md. Code Ann., Envir. 7-401 to 7-413, and regulations at Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR) 26.13.07

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Permit processing rules: COMAR 26.13.07.20

Permit application process:

Permit required: COMAR 26.13.07.01

Permit-by-rule facilities: COMAR 26.13.05.01(A)(3)

Underground injection well prohibition: COMAR 26.13.05.19

Permit exemptions: COMAR 26.13.05.01(A)(3)

Limited permits: COMAR 26.13.07.22

Permit application: COMAR 26.13.07.02

Permit duration: COMAR 26.13.07.06

Permit application rules:

Certificate of public necessity: Md. Code Ann., Envir. 7-401 to 7-413 and COMAR 14.14.02.01 to 14.14.03.07

Permit modifications:

Major vs. minor permit modifications: COMAR 26.13.07.13-3, COMAR 26.13.07.20, and COMAR 26.13.07.11

Minor modifications: COMAR 26.13.07.13 to 26.13.07.13-3

Fees:

Permit application fee: COMAR 26.13.07.21(A)(2)

Permit renewal fee: COMAR 26.13.07.21(A)(2)

Permit modification fee: COMAR 26.13.07.21(A)(2)

Annual permit fee: COMAR 26.13.07.21(B)

Regulatory Agencies

Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) Land Management Administration Hazardous Waste Program

MDE Waste Management Administration Hazardous Waste Facilities Siting Board

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Unlike the federal waste management rules, Maryland's rules refer to hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs) as controlled hazardous substance (CHS) facilities. Maryland's permit requirements for CHS ...


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