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See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Maryland has adopted the federal regulations for universal wastes and added regulations that allow for crushing of lamps by small quantity handlers of universal waste (SQHUWs) and large quantity handlers of universal waste (LQHUWs). In addition, the state manages lamp ballasts containing polychlorinated biphenyl (PCBs) under the universal waste rules.
• Administration and enforcement. MDE's Land Management Administration administers and enforces the universal waste rules in Maryland.