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Controlled Hazardous Substance Advisory Council Meeting

A meeting of the Controlled Hazardous Substance Advisory Council (the Council) is scheduled for April 20, 2021, 1:30 p.m. — 3:30 p.m.  This will be a virtual meeting hosted, through an online application, by the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE).  The meeting is being held virtually rather than in-person in order to minimize risks associated with the current public health emergency.

The main purpose of the meeting is for MDE to discuss with the Council planned modifications to Title 26 Subtitle 13 of the Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR 26.13) Disposal of Controlled Hazardous Substances.  The principal change would be the incorporation of various provisions from the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) into COMAR, including hazardous waste land disposal restrictions requirements from 40 CFR Part 268, provisions regarding the electronic hazardous waste manifest system that is implemented by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), adoption of federal criteria for what constitutes “legitimate” recycling of hazardous secondary materials, and provisions on international shipments of hazardous waste that are implemented by EPA as a nondelegable program.

Members of the public may join the meeting by registering in advance using the following link:

Persons may also join the meeting by phone, using the following call-in information:
  • Call-in number (toll call):  (617) 675-4444
  • Access Code/Attendee Pin: 622 779 976 3211#

The draft agenda for the meeting is as follows:

  1. Introductions;
  2. Approval of minutes of the most recent Council meeting; and
  3. Discussion of planned changes to COMAR 26.13.

For more information, email Edward Hammerberg or call at 410-537-3356.

Contact Information

For more information please email the Resource Management Program