Maryland TSDF Responsibilities regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Maryland TSDF Responsibilities: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Treatment, storage, and disposal facility (TSDF) management requirements: Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR) 26.13.05 to 26.13.10

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Facility aisle space: COMAR 26.13.05.02(I)

Financial responsibility: COMAR 26.13.05.08 and COMAR 26.13.06.16 (interim status)

Underground injection prohibition: COMAR 26.13.05.19 and COMAR 26.13.06.27 (interim status)

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. Maryland's rules for hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs) include the federal rules and some more stringent state requirements. The state's rules cover aisle space, permits and fees, contingency plan notification, Maryland listed wastes, financial responsibility, groundwater standards, manifests, facility design and operation standards, underground injection well prohibition, and closure and post-closure.

Administration and enforcement. The Maryland Department of the Environment's (MDE) Land Management Administration administers and enforces TSDF requirements in Maryland.

State Requirements

FACILITY AISLE SPACE

COMAR 26.13.05.02(I)

Maryland follows the federal general facility standards for TSDFs and specifies that the facility's required aisle space be at least 2 feet in width to allow for access by emergency personnel and inspections by the facility and MDE.

PERMITS AND FEES

Maryland's permit requirements include the federal standards plus the state's additional requirements in connection with a certificate of necessity, ...


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