Maryland Hazardous Waste Site Information For Sparrows Point Steel Mill

Environmental information and activities related to the Sparrows Point Steel Mill (Formerly known as Bethlehem Steel Corporation) can be found below.  In 1997, The Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) signed a Consent Decree with Bethlehem Steel Corporation to address environmental contamination at the property. In September 2014, an Administrative Consent Order was executed between the prospective purchaser, Sparrows Point Terminal LLC, MDE and the EPA, which amended the 1997 Consent Decree. A portion of the peninsula known as the Sparrows Point Shipyard property has also been enrolled in the Voluntary Cleanup Program.
Tradepoint Atlantic Wetlands License No. 13-0966 (R2) Sediment Sample Results

Sparrows Point Voluntary Cleanup Program - Environmental Reports

The Sparrows Point Environmental Reports Voluntary Cleanup Program Section can be accessed here and currently lists the most recent information on environmental reports.  To view the Sparrows Point VCP page, please click here
Public Information
EPA Region III Final Statement of Basis for the Tin Mill Canal

Public Meeting Presentation on environmental cleanup progress and off-shore investigations.
Joint Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Public Informational Meeting on the Administrative Consent Order and Protective Purchaser Agreement:
 Public Meeting June 24, 2010 MDE/EPA presentations and associated information:

Sparrows Point Press Releases

EPA Statement of Basis public notice for Parcels A1 and sub-parcel B4-1
EPA Approves Prospective Purchaser Agreement November 25, 2014

Response and Development Work Plans

Please contact Mrs. Barbara Brown at 410-537-3493 or email to with any questions or comments on the Development plans. with any questions or comments on the Development plans. 
Off Shore
Appendix D:
  • EPA Region III Corrective Action Website
  • EPA Prospective Purchaser Agreement

Multimedia Consent Decree Annual Reports

The following presented information is listed in chronological order. Please review the individual documents for specific information: 
  • United States Response of Severstal Sparrows Point, LLC for Resolution of Dispute for Off-site Sampling, dated October 15, 2010
Coke Oven Area Interim Measures Progress Reports
January 13, 2011, EPA Revised Coke Point IRM approval Letter and Dispute Resolution
EPA Letter Authorizing Coke Oven Area IRM Quarterly Reporting
  • Coke Oven Area Interim Measures Cell 3 "Cove" Area Air Sparge/Soil Vapor Extraction System Design Report, dated March 1, 2011  
  • Coke Oven Area Interim Measures Cell 4 In-Situ Anaerobic Bio-Treatment System Design Report, dated March 31, 2011
Rod and Wire Mill
Court Documents 
Documents Submitted to the Court on 12/28/11 as Developed in the Dispute Resolution Process:
  • Notice of Filing of Stipulation and Order
Maryland Port Authority
Maryland Port Authority Coke Point Risk Assessment

Contact Information

If you have questions or require assistance related to the above material, please contact Ms. Barbara Brown at 410-537-3493 or email to