MDE licenses

68 Licenses

Ground Water Discharge Permit For Oil Terminals

Distributed by Maryland Department of Environment

The groundwater discharge permit for oil terminals combines the requirements of the State discharge permit program and the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) into one permit for oil terminal facilities that discharge storm water or hydrostatic test water to State groundwater. The permit is designed to meet federal effluent guidelines where applicable and to ensure the discharge satisfies State water quality standards. Oil terminals receiving oil by pipeline or marine transfer and which have greater than 5 million gallons storage capacity must apply. 

Valid for 5 years Last revised : No Date
180 days Approval time
$50 Application cost
10-20 mins Average completion time

Ground Water Discharge Permit For Unlined Rubble Landfills

Distributed by Maryland Department of Environment

A groundwater discharge permit, along with a refuse disposal permit, includes limitations and requirements deemed necessary to protect public health and minimize groundwater pollution. Groundwater discharge permits for rubble landfills regulate the discharge of pollutants that may be generated as a result of rain water or groundwater passing through the rubble waste in an unlined disposal cell and seeping into groundwater beneath the landfill. Rubble waste consists primarily of waste resulting from construction and demolition activities and land clearing debris.

Valid for up to 5 years Last revised : No Date
6 months Approval time
$100-$5,000 Application cost
10-15 mins Average completion time

Hazardous Waste - EPA Identification Number

Distributed by Maryland Department of Environment

Generators of hazardous waste, transporters of hazardous waste, and facilities which treat, store, or dispose of hazardous waste are required to notify the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department before treating, storing, disposing, offering for transportation, or transporting hazardous waste. Large quantity handlers of universal waste are required to notify the Department before accumulating 5,000 Kilograms of universal waste for the first time. Upon receipt of a notification, the Department assigns an EPA Identification number to the notifier through the EPA RCRAInfo database. 

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

Incinerator Operator Certification And Training Course

Distributed by Maryland Department of Environment

To ensure safety and protect the environment, all incinerator operators are required to be properly trained and certified prior to the operation of any incinerator. Incinerator operators must receive certification from a training course provider approved by Department of Environment. 

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

Industrial Wastewater General Discharge Permit

Distributed by Maryland Department of Environment

The general permits for industrial wastewater discharge increase the efficiency of the Department’s permitting process through the issuance of generic permits to categories of business activities which are generally very similar in their wastewater characteristics.

Valid for up to 5 years Last revised : No Date
150 days Approval time
$0-$1,000 Application cost
15-20 mins Average completion time

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