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 has adopted the federal used oil management standards that cover all segments of the used oil recycling system and apply to generators, transporters, marketers, processors, and burners of used oil. Maryland has added stricter provisions in connection with permits, reporting used oil operations and discharges, mixing used oil with hazardous wastes, burners of used oil, and use of used oil as a dust suppressant.
• Administration and enforcement. MDE's Land Management Administration administers and enforces the used oil management rules in Maryland.
OIL OPERATIONS PERMIT
COMAR 26.10.15.03 and COMAR 26.10.01.07A(4)
A current oil operations permit must be obtained from MDE in accordance with COMAR 26.10.01.07A(4) by owners and operators of (COMAR 26.10.15.03):
- Used oil collection centers
- Used oil transportation facilities
- Used oil processing/rerefining facilities
Specifically, facilities that handle used oil, involving the handling, reuse, processing, reprocessing, or disposal of any oils that have previously been used, and involving storage capacity of 1,000 gallons or more, must have an oil operations permit (