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26.14.02.00.htm 26.14.02.00. Title 26 DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT Subtitle 14 HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCE RESPONSE PLAN Chapter 02 Investigating, Evaluating, and Responding to Hazardous Substance Releases Authority: Environment Article, §4-405(a)7) 7-208(e)10) and 7-208(f) Annotated Code of Maryland
26.14.02.01.htm 26.14.02.01. 01 General.. When the Department has reason to believe that there is a release or substantial threat of release into the environment of any hazardous substance, the Department may:A. Add the location of the release or the threatened release to the State Master List of proposed sites;B. Assess risk to human health and the environment;. C. Decide whether a response should be carried out under State superfund or other enforcement authority;
26.14.02.02.htm 26.14.02.02. 02 Discovery.. Methods of discovery by the Department of a site that has the potential for, or has demonstrated, release of a hazardous substance include:A. Report by owners, employees, or users of the site;. B. Report or complaint by citizens, or State or county agencies, of an observed or suspected release or discharge of hazardous substances, or of information concerning health-related effects; andC. Investigations or inspections by the Department to identify hazardous sites..
26.14.02.03.htm 26.14.02.03. 03 State Master List and State Site Assessment.. A. Placement of Sites on State Master List.. 1) The Department may place a site on the State Master List if the Department has reason to believe that a hazardous substance has been or may be released at a site or if the Department has been notified that hazardous substances may be present.2) If a site is placed on the State Master List a State site assessment may be conducted.. 3) Inclusion of a site on the State Master List do
26.14.02.04.htm 26.14.02.04. 04 Site Ranking and Listing in the Disposal Site Registry.. A. The Disposal Site Registry (DSR) is a listing of hazardous waste sites in the State, published in the Maryland Register, which ranks sites in priority for State remedial action.B. All sites in the State listed by EPA on the National Priorities List shall be listed in the DSR.. C. The Department may list any hazardous waste site in the DSR on the basis of public health and environmental threat.D. The Department shall r
26.14.02.05.htm 26.14.02.05. 05 Removal Actions.. A. A removal action may be performed at any stage of the response process, if the Department determines that there is a release or substantial threat of release of hazardous substances into the environment that should be removed, stabilized, or otherwise mitigated.B. In an emergency, the Department may perform a removal action immediately.. C. If the Department determines that time allows, before beginning a removal action the Department s
26.14.02.06.htm 26.14.02.06. 06 Remedial Response Activities.. A. The remedial response process consists of several phases, including:. 1) Determination of the extent of the potential impact on public health and the environment;. 2) Selection of the remedy, design, and implementation of the remedy; and. 3) Maintaining and operating the remedy.. B. The Department may modify response procedures set forth in §A of this regulation at sites not listed by the Environmental Protection Agency on the
26.14.02.9999.htm 26.14.02.9999. Administrative History Effective date: May 10, 1993 (20:9 Md. R. 781).
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