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

Permit application process:

Permit required: COMAR

Permit-by-rule facilities: COMAR

Underground injection well prohibition: COMAR

Permit exemptions: COMAR

Limited permits: COMAR

Permit application: COMAR

Permit duration: COMAR

Permit application rules:

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

Permit modifications:

Major vs. minor permit modifications: COMAR, COMAR, and COMAR

Minor modifications: COMAR to


Permit application fee: COMAR

Permit renewal fee: COMAR

Permit modification fee: COMAR

Annual permit fee: COMAR

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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