The Land Restoration Program (LRP) provides informational fact sheets for each project site that is overseen by the program. A fact sheet will typically include the location, operational history, environmental actions and current status. See below for a list by County of LRP project sites.
The LRP geographic mapping site uses the latest in internet mapping technology to allow users to graphically search through the state's database for information on Brownfields, Voluntary Cleanup Program, and State Mater List sites as well as other information such as census data, land use maps, legislative district data, and more.
MDE has not developed a Brownfields list because of the stigma that may be attached to the sites included on such a list. However, some local jurisdictions and municipalities have compiled information on underutilized properties. Baltimore City, for example, has developed a Geographic Information System (GIS) inventory of vacant and underutilized industrial and commercial sites. This GIS inventory provides site-specific information on more than 1,000 properties citywide with special emphasis on properties within the Empowerment Zone. For information about the Baltimore City GIS inventory, please contact the Baltimore City Department of Planning at 410-396-8356. For other jurisdictions, contact the local environmental health or economic development office.
MDE is required to maintain a list of potential hazardous waste sites in the State. This list is known as the "State Master List." It includes properties known by the State to be contaminated or potentially contaminated and includes sites on the federal CERCLIS list. We also know that there are many sites that probably will qualify as Brownfields that are not on the State Master List. Although the only list MDE maintains is the State Master List, it should not be considered a list of Brownfields. For more information about the list, please call MDE at 410-537-3493.
Glossary of Terms
Department of Defense facilities that have been closed under federal Base Realignment and Closure legislation. The environmental conditions of these facilities must be adequately evaluated and appropriate cleanup measures taken in order for the Department of Defense to transfer them for reuse.
Brownfields Assessment has been or is currently being conducted.
State Deferral site. Pursuant to a “Deferral Agreement” between MDE and EPA Region III, NPL caliber sites may be “deferred” to the State for action if it is appropriate and the State has the necessary resources and expertise to address a site.
Sites under the jurisdiction, custody or control of the Secretary of the Department of Defense that are being assessed, evaluated or remediated in compliance with the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act.
The “Formerly Investigated Sites List” identifies State Master List sites which MDE has determined that, based on available information, no further action by the State is planned.
Sites that were once used by the military and may have suffered environmental contamination as a result of the military’s activities. FUDS are no longer under the jurisdiction, custody or control of the Secretary of the Department of Defense.
Includes sites that are currently under investigation or have been previously investigated but are not listed on the State Master List.
Site is currently listed on the EPA’s National Priorities List, a federal list of the nation’s most severely contaminated hazardous waste sites that are generally addressed under the lead of the EPA. A map of NPL sites in Maryland can be found at http://www.epa.gov/superfund/sites/npl/md.htm
Site is listed on MDE’s State Master List which identifies potential hazardous waste sites in Maryland. The SML includes sites currently identified by the EPA’s Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Information System.
Properties that have applied to, are currently in, or have completed the Voluntary Cleanup Program.
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Land Restoration Program1800 Washington Boulevard, Suite 625Baltimore, MD 21230-17191-800-633-6101 ext 3493
1800 Washington Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21230