MDE licenses

68 Licenses

Air Quality Permit to Construct

Distributed by Maryland Department of Environment

Any operation/equipment that discharges emissions to the outside air needs an air quality permit to construct. Examples of such operations are: coating and painting operations, asphalt plants, incinerators, quarry operations, paint spray booths, chemical-processing equipment, fuel-burning equipment, printing presses. If you are not sure at the time you are applying for a permit whether public review of your application is required, you can contact the Air Quality Permits Program at 410-537- 3225 and seek their advice. 

Valid for one time use Last revised : No Date
3 months Approval time
$200-$20,200 Application cost
60-120 mins Average completion time

Air Quality State Permit to Operate

Distributed by Maryland Department of Environment

Sources of air pollution with the potential to significantly affect air quality must obtain a permit to operate. Department of Environment may impose reasonable terms and conditions on the permit to ensure compliance and to protect public health.

Valid for up to 5 years Last revised : No Date
90 days Approval time
$200 Application cost
30-60 mins Average completion time

Asbestos Contractor License

Distributed by Maryland Department of Environment

The purpose of this license is to minimize the risk of asbestos exposure to workers and to the public. Businesses, contractors and others engaged in any activities involving the disturbance of friable asbestos must apply for this license. 

Valid for 1 year Last revised : No Date
60 days Approval time
$0-$625 Application cost
30-60 mins Average completion time

Asbestos Training Provider

Distributed by Maryland Department of Environment

The purpose of these approval procedures is to ensure that the persons requiring asbestos training receive training that meets certain standards. To become a Maryland Approved Training Provider, you must apply for approval of your course.  

Valid for 1 year Last revised : No Date
3 months Approval time
$500 Application cost
30-60 mins Average completion time

Certificate Of Public Convenience And Necessity (Public Service Commission)

Distributed by Maryland Department of Environment

Anyone constructing an electric generating station, including emergency back-up power, must apply for and obtaina Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity (CPCN) from the Public Service Commission (PSC) for larger power generation projects or a CPCN Waiver from the Public Service Commission for smaller power generation projects which meet certain applicability thresholds established by the PSC.

Valid for 1 year Last revised : No Date
2 months Approval time
$500 Application cost
20-40 mins Average completion time

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