Employee's Right to Know

Chemical Information List Will No Longer Be Required to Be Submitted to MDE

Effective October 1, 2014, employers will no longer be required to submit their chemical information list to the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE).  During the 2014 legislative session, House Bill 189/Senate Bill 711-Maryland Occupational Safety and Health Act-Chemical Information List, effectively repealed the requirement for employers to submit their chemical information list to MDE.  Employers will be required to maintain the chemical information lists that they compile or revise.  The bill also provides that if an employer’s business ceases to operate, the employer must promptly submit the most recent chemical information list to the Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation.  Additional information can be found on the Maryland General Assembly website.  Since MDE will no longer be the repository for chemical information list, MDE is referring all questions or inquiries concerning chemical information lists to:

Mr. Michael Penn, Chief of Compliance
Division of Labor and Industry
Maryland Occupational Safety and Health (MOSH)
MOSH Website

Link to House Bill 189/Senate Bill 711