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Environmental information and activities related to the Sparrows Point Steel Mill (Formerly known as Bethlehem Steel Corporation) can be found below.  In 1997, The Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) signed a Consent Decree with Bethlehem Steel Corporation to address environmental contamination at the property. In September 2014, an Administrative Consent Order was executed between the prospective purchaser, Sparrows Point Terminal LLC, MDE and the EPA, which amended the 1997 Consent Decree. A portion of the peninsula known as the Sparrows Point Shipyard property has also been enrolled in the Voluntary Cleanup Program.



Joint Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Public Informational Meeting on the Administrative Consent Order and Protective Purchaser Agreement:


EPA Approves Prospective Purchaser Agreement November 25, 2014

Administrative Consent Order

Key Provisions of the Administrative Consent Order and Background


Sparrows Point Press Releases

Redevelopment at steel making facility


EPA Region III Corrective Action


Sparrows Point Voluntary Cleanup Program Environmental Reports

The Sparrows Point Environmental Reports Voluntary Cleanup Program Section currently lists the most recent Phase I ESA, dated May 19, 2014


The following presented information is listed in chronological order. Please review the individual documents for specific information: 

 EPA Letter Approving Coke Oven Interim Measures Work Plan, dated September 2, 2010.


EPA Letter Authorizing Coke Oven Area IRM Quarterly Reporting


  • January 13, 2011, EPA Revised Coke Point IRM approval Letter and Dispute Resolution.

    • Interim Measures 2010 Letter and Annual Report Former Sludge Bin Storage Area, Rod and Wire Mill, dated January 2011.
    • Interim Measures 2012 Annual Report Former Sludge Bin Storage Area, Rod and Wire Mill, dated January 31, 2013.
    • Interim Measures 2013 Annual Report Former Sludge Bin Storage Area, Rod and Wire Mill,
    • dated January 2014


    • Coke Oven Area Interim Measures Cell 3 "Cove" Area Air Sparge/Soil Vapor Extraction System Design Report, dated March 1, 2011.






    Off-Shore Work Plan


    Sparrows Point Shipyard Factsheet 


    Documents Submitted to the Court on 12/28/11 as Developed in the Dispute Resolution Process:

    Public Meeting June 24, 2010 MDE/EPA presentations and associated information:

    Maryland Port Authority Coke Point Risk Assessment


    Contact Information

    If you have questions or require assistance related to the above material, please contact Ms. Barbara Brown at 410-537-3493 or email to                

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