Important Information for Business Owners about the Hazardous Materials Permitting Program
To Log-In or Register as a New User for the Hazardous Use Certification System, please go to: www.montgomerycountymd.gov/hazmat
Who must report?
All facilities using, processing, trasferring, storing, or manufacturing hazardous substances that exceed a minimum threshold of 5 gallons or 50 pounds must report to OEMHS. Chemicals that fit into the definition of hazardous materials are commonly used in the following types of businesses:
- Auto Body & Repair Shops
- Dry Cleaners
- Electric, Gas, and Water Utility Companies
- Gas Stations
- Swimming Pools
What information gets reported?
Why should facilities report?
When should facilities report?
|Facility Type||Annual Fee||Filing Date|
|Light Use||$100||May 1|
|General Use||$250||September 1|
|High Use||$400||August 1|
- Go to www.montgomerycountymd.gov/OEMHS
- Click on the HAZMAT permit tab
- Follow information to register or log-in
Frequently Asked Questions
I tried to register online, but I am having some problems. Can someone help me?
For issues registering for the system, a more detailed FAQ is available on the Hazardous Use Certification System
Our office periodically offers free instructional courses on how to register online with the Hazardous Use Certification System.
You may also come in for a consultation with our Program Specialist for a consultation fee of $100/hour. To arrange a consultation, send an email to: email@example.com.
For specific questions, please call 3-1-1 (or 240-777-0311 outside of the county).
How do I know what category my business falls into?
Facilities are automatically categorized when you register through the Hazardous Use Certification System.
What will happen if I don't register?
An enforcement officer from Montgomery County Fire and Rescue checks in with businesses to be sure that they are in compliance. If a current HAZMAT permit is not on display, you will be asked to bring your account current or you may risk the closing of your business.
Get the Facts!
Details about the laws and definitions referenced can be found in Montgomery County Executive Regulation 3-12AM.
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