Sewage Sludge (Maryland)
Last modified on February 12, 2015.
|Applies to States or Provinces||Maryland|
|Name||Sewage Sludge (Maryland)|
|Policy Category||Other Policy|
|Policy Type||Siting and Permitting|
|Implementing Sector|| State/Province
|Primary Website|| http://www.mde.state.md.us/programs/Land/SolidWaste/Pages/Programs/LandPrograms/Solid_Waste/index.aspx
|Last Review|| 2014-09-15
Sewage sludge utilization permits are required prior to the use, processing, and disposal of sewage sludge in Maryland.
Sewage sludge (also known as biosolids) is not sewage, but rather is one of the final products of treated sewage at a sewage (wastewater) treatment plant. Sewage sludge is the fine particulate matter remaining after treatment which breaks down organic matter and destroys disease organisms in sewage. A SSU Permit is required for any person who collects, incinerates, stores, treats, applies to land, transports or disposes of sewage sludge or septage in Maryland.
|Department||Maryland Department of the Environment|
|Division||State Sewage Sludge Task Force|
|Address||1800 Washington Boulevard|
|Phone|| (410) 537-3000
Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)
|Authority 1:|| Environment Article, 9-301 et seq., Annotated Code of Maryland
|Authority 2:|| COMAR 26.04.06, 26.04.07