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Maryland Manual, 1994-95
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Maryland Manual 1994-1995

ment. Authorization for the Task Force continues
until September 30, 1995 (Code Environment Ar-
ticle, sec. 7-205).

Alvin L. Bowles, Administrator
(410) 631-3441

The Planning and Resource Management Pro-
gram was formed from the Operational Manage-
ment Program in 1992. The Program oversees and
coordinates data and budget management, federal
programs, community and industry relations, pub-
lic hearings, local liaison, and special projects for the
Waste Management Administration. The Program
is organized into two divisions: Administrative
Services; and Planning and Policy.

Barry Schmidt, Administrator
(410) 631-3318

The Solid Waste Program issues construction
and operation permits for all facilities that accept
solid waste. These include sanitary landfills, proc-
essing facilities, transfer stations, incinerators, and
resource recovery plants. The Program also issues
permits for sewage sludge use and disposal.
All county plans for solid waste management and
recycling are reviewed by the Program. Under the
Program are three divisions: Recycling; Solid Waste
Compliance; and Sewage Sludge Compliance.

Lori Scozzafava, Chief
(410) 631-3315

The Office of Recycling, also known as the Re-
cycling Division, was created in 1988 (Chapter536,
Acts of 1988). The Office supports and technically
assists county governments as they develop recy-
cling plans to reduce the volume of county waste.
The Office reviews the plans and coordinates State
efforts to facilitate their implementation (Code En-
vironment Article, secs. 9-1701 through 9-1707).
In cooperation with the Department of General
Services, the Office devised a State Agency Recy-
cling Plan to reduce by at least 20 percent the solid
waste generated by State government.


Vacancy, Chairperson
(410) 631-3315

Established in 1990, the Newsprint Recycling
Board considers applications by newspaper pub-
lishers for exemptions from the statutory percent-
age requirements for recycled newsprint (Chapter
301, Acts of 1990). The percentages are staggered,

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but by 1998, forty per cent of the total newsprint
used by a publisher must be recycled newsprint.
Board members are appointed to three-year
terms by the Governor. They represent newspaper
publishers, the Northeast Waste Disposal Author-
ity, the Maryland Environmental Service, local gov-
ernment, the newspaper recycling industry, other
industry, and environmental groups.

Harold L. (Butch) Dye, Jr., Administrator
(410) 631-3343

The Hazardous Waste Program originated in
1977 as the Toxic Substances Control Program
under the Environmental Health Administration of
the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.
Duties of the Program were assigned to the Waste
Management and Enforcement Program by 1980,
to the Waste Management Administration of the
Department of Health and Mental Hygiene by
1982, and were transferred to the Department of
the Environment in 1987.
The Hazardous Waste Program issues permits and
certifies all who generate, treat, store, dispose of, or
transport hazardous waste in the State. The Program
certifies haulers of hazardous waste and drivers of
vehicles that transport hazardous waste. Upon final
promulgation of low-level radioactive waste regula-
tions in 1993, the Program became responsible state-
wide for managing low-level nuclear waste
generation, storage, and removal for disposal.


Vacancy, Chairperson

The Hazardous Waste Facilities Siting Board was
created in 1980 (Chapter 528, Acts of 1980). It was
placed under the Department of Natural Resources
in 1983 (Chapter 388, Acts of 1983). In 1993, the
Board was transferred to the Department of the
Environment (Chapter 149, Acts of 1993).
The Board provides a means of establishing prop-
erly designed and regulated facilities for hazardous
waste in Maryland. It offers an alternative to local
approval of hazardous waste facilities. If, after careful
study of environmental and community impact, the
Board issues a Certificate of Public Necessity for a
facility, local zoning and regulation no longer apply.
The Board does not seek out sites. It reviews appli-
cations for certificates submitted by public or private
developers. If they can gain local approval, developers
are not required to seek a certificate from the Board. All
facilities, however, must obtain a facility permit from
the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, as well
as other required State or federal permits.
In addition to site suitability and impact of the
facility, the Board must consider statewide needs and
problems associated with hazardous waste manage-
ment. The Board therefore adopts and reviews regu-


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