Governing Law and Regulations
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.
FACILITY AISLE SPACE
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, ...