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State Resources

The Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) is the main environmental enforcement agency in the state. Maryland closely follows federal environmental regulations.

Compliance Considerations

The following links provide Maryland specific guidance and fact sheets for environmental compliance within the state.

Air – MDE Air and Radiation programs

Automotive – Automotive Recyclers Association MD specific fact sheets on auto related environmental topics

Businesses – MDE Business Information Center page

Enforcement – MDE Enforcement and Compliance page

Hazardous Waste – MDE Hazardous Waste Program page

Small Business Assistance Program – MDE contact information for small business assistance with environmental regulations

Storage Tanks – MDE Oil Control Program with requirements for ASTs and USTs

Water  – MDE water program page

Sustainability and Reducing Compliance Risk

Composting – MDE Organics Diversion and Composting page

Pollution Prevention – MDE Pollution Prevention Checklist for Your Business page

Sustainability – MDE Greening Your Facility page

Waste Reduction  – MDE Solid Waste Reduction and Reuse page, includes electronic and hazardous waste information

The state resources provide retail-relevant state regulatory information and resources. The State Matrices page has more detailed information on variations in key state regulations such as hazardous waste, consumer bag legislation, e-waste and more.