Sewage Sludge (Maryland)

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Place Maryland

Applies to States or Provinces Maryland
Name Sewage Sludge (Maryland)
Policy Category Other Policy
Policy Type Siting and Permitting
Affected Technologies Biomass/Biogas
Active Policy Yes

Implementing Sector State/Province

Primary Website

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.

Policy Contact

Department Maryland Department of the Environment
Division State Sewage Sludge Task Force
Address 1800 Washington Boulevard

Place Baltimore, Maryland
Zip/Postal Code 21230
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