Md. Code Regs. 26.04.06.01

Current through Register Vol. 51, No. 7, April 5, 2024
Section 26.04.06.01 - Purpose and Scope
A. The purpose of this chapter is to establish requirements and control measures for the utilization of sewage sludge.
B. These regulations specifically apply to all persons engaged in the following utilization activities of sewage sludge, or any product containing this material, which is either generated or utilized in the State of Maryland:
(1) Treatment facility, Regulations .12-.16 of this chapter;
(2) Composting facility, Regulations .17-.21 of this chapter;
(3) Transportation, Regulations .22-.26 of this chapter;
(4) Storage facility, Regulations .27-.31 of this chapter;
(5) Distribution facility, Regulations .32-.36 of this chapter;
(6) Agricultural land, Regulations .37-.41 of this chapter;
(7) Marginal land, Regulations .42-.46 of this chapter;
(8) Energy generation or incineration, Regulations .47-.51 of this chapter;
(9) Marketing, Regulations .52-.55 of this chapter;
(10) Research project, Regulations .56-.60 of this chapter;
(11) Innovative project, Regulations .61-.65 of this chapter; and
(12) Disposal or alternative utilization at municipal landfill, Regulations .66-.70 of this chapter.
C. A person may not engage in sewage sludge utilization in a manner which will likely:
(1) Cause an undue risk to the environment or public health, safety, or welfare as may be determined by the Department;
(2) Create a nuisance;
(3) Be conducive to insect and rodent infestation or the attracting or harboring of animals or vectors;
(4) Pollute the air;
(5) Allow the physical transportation of sewage sludge outside the permitted site by any means; or
(6) Cause a discharge of constituents to waters of this State unless otherwise permitted by the Department.

Md. Code Regs. 26.04.06.01

Regulations .01 amended effective August 3, 1981 (8:15 Md. R. 1307)
Regulations .01, Sewage Sludge Management, adopted effective November 3, 1986 (13:22 Md. R. 2399)
Regulation .01 amended effective December 10, 1990 (17:24 Md. R. 2837)
Regulations .01 adopted effective 41:10 Md. R. 562, eff.5/26/2014