Governing Law and Regulations
Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) Water Management Administration Groundwater Discharge Permits Division
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Maryland prohibits the disposal of hazardous wastes in underground injection wells. Maryland adopts by reference the federal underground injection control rules but limits the consideration of some federal laws during the permitting of underground injection wells. See the national section UNDERGROUND INJECTION WELLS for more information.
• Administration and enforcement. MDE's Water Management Administration enforces the underground injection prohibition and issues underground injection well permits in Maryland.