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§ 7-223. Lists; response plan

West's Annotated Code of MarylandEnvironment

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Title 7. Hazardous Materials and Hazardous Substances (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 2. Controlled Hazardous Substances (Refs & Annos)
Part IV. State Hazardous Substance Control Fund
MD Code, Environment, § 7-223
§ 7-223. Lists; response plan
Master list of sites
(a) By July 1, 1984, the Department shall publish a master list of all sites at which the Department has reason to believe or has been notified that controlled hazardous substances may be present.
Master list shall be updated
(b) The master list shall be updated periodically.
Proposed sites; preliminary site assessments
(c)(1) By July 1, 1984, and each 6 months thereafter, the Department shall publish a list of proposed sites from the master list at which the Department intends to conduct preliminary site assessments.
(2) The list of proposed sites shall contain at least:
(i) A general description of the site, including its geographical location;
(ii) The basis for its listing, including the identity and quantity of controlled hazardous substances thought to be present, if known; and
(iii) The status or findings of the preliminary site assessment.
(3) The Department shall conduct a preliminary site assessment of sites within 6 months of their initial listing. The preliminary site assessment shall provide the basis for listing a site on the disposal site registry.
State Hazardous Substance Response Plan
(d)(1) By January 1, 1985, the Department shall publish a State Hazardous Substance Response Plan that shall set forth procedures and standards for responding to releases of hazardous substances.
(2) The State Hazardous Substance Response Plan to the greatest extent practicable shall be consistent with the National Contingency Plan established under § 105 of the federal act.
State Hazardous Substance Response Plan criteria for final listing and ranking of sites
(e)(1) The State Hazardous Substance Response Plan shall set forth the criteria for the final listing of sites and for ranking sites that require site investigation, restoration, and remedial action under this article.
(2) The criteria shall take into account factors relating to public health and the environment, including:
(i) Potential hazards to public health and the environment;
(ii) The risk of fire or explosion;
(iii) Toxic hazards; and
(iv) The criteria established under § 105(8) of the federal act.
Disposal site registry
(f)(1) By January 1, 1986, the Secretary shall publish and revise at least annually a listing of hazardous waste sites, to be known as the disposal site registry.
(2) The disposal site registry shall rank sites in priority for State remedial action, and include the following information with regard to each site:
(i) A general description of the site, including its location, acreage, adjacent waterways, and estimates of the identity and the quantity of any controlled hazardous substance present;
(ii) An assessment by the Department of any threat to public health or natural resources posed by the site;
(iii) The status of any removal, restoration, or other remedial actions in progress or recommended by the Department;
(iv) An assessment of the relative priority of the need for removal, restoration, or other remedial action at each site; and
(v) A proposed time frame for site investigation and any necessary remedial action.


Added by Acts 1984, c. 743, § 2. Amended by Acts 1985, c. 10, § 3; Acts 1988, c. 6, § 1; Acts 2013, c. 43, § 5.
MD Code, Environment, § 7-223, MD ENVIR § 7-223
Current through legislation effective through May 9, 2024, from the 2024 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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