MDE licenses

68 Licenses

Controlled Hazardous Substances Facility Permit

Distributed by Maryland Department of Environment

The Controlled Hazardous Substance (CHS) Facility permit is required for the construction and operation of a facility used to treat, store or dispose of hazardous waste, the definition of which is found in COMAR 26.13.02.03. 

Valid for up to 10 years Last revised : No Date
26 months Approval time
$12,000-$65,000 Application cost
30-60 mins Average completion time

Dam Safety Permit/Waterway Construction Permit

Distributed by Maryland Department of Environment

The Maryland Dam Safety Division issues waterway construction permits for new dams and ponds, and permits for alterations to existing impoundment structures. The major goal of this permit is to ensure that dams are built and operated properly to protect public safety. 

Valid for up to 2 years Last revised : No Date
6 months Approval time
$0 Application cost
20-40 mins Average completion time

Drinking Water Laboratory Certification

Distributed by Maryland Department of Environment

This certification assures the reliability of the Safe Drinking Water Act compliance samples analyzed by state certified laboratories. Providing high quality data is critical to evaluating public water systems, and is the primary means of evaluating the safety of the drinking water supplies. The certification is for both In-State and Out-of-State laboratories that analyze drinking water samples for water systems in Maryland. Laboratories may by either government-owned or privately owned.    

Valid for up to 3 Years Last revised : No Date
6 months Approval time
$0 Application cost
30-40 mins Average completion time

Drinking Water Sampler Certification

Distributed by Maryland Department of Environment

This certification assures the reliability of the Safe Drinking Water Act compliance samples submitted to state certified laboratories. Performing the required sampling and testing of public water systems is the primary means of evaluating the safety of the drinking water supply. The certification is for individuals collecting samples for Safe Drinking Water Act Compliance, including laboratory personnel, municipal and private water system operators and superintendents, county and state health department staff, and other individuals who collect samples for public drinking water systems. 

Valid for up to 3 years Last revised : No Date
1 day Approval time
$0 Application cost
30-40 mins Average completion time

Erosion/Sediment Control Responsible Person Certification

Distributed by Maryland Department of Environment

Industry personnel's knowledge about erosion and sediment control principles, implementation techniques, and specifications associated with various best management practices are an essential component of Maryland's statewide sediment control program. Recognizing the necessity of education to successfully implement the program, a certification for people in positions of responsibility for on-site sediment control implementation is conducted.The purpose of the "Responsible Person" certification is to train field personnel on techniques and standards that assist with field implementation of erosion and sediment controls.

Valid for 3 years Last revised : No Date
3 Weeks Approval time
$0 Application cost
15-20 mins Average completion time

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