The Department of Regulatory Compliance, as a part the Division of Utilities and Solid Waste Management (DUSWM), plans and coordinates the enforcement of state and local regulations regarding the compliance, monitoring and prevention of contamination and pollution of the public water supply and environment.
The Environmental Laboratory is a Maryland State-certified water quality laboratory. The laboratory supports operations staff by performing over 20,000 analyses used for both compliance and process control.
The Pretreatment Program provides for the regulation of wastewater discharges into the sanitary sewer system. The department administers the program in accordance with the Frederick County Industrial Waste Ordinance 12-33-628. The purpose of the program is to prevent the introduction of pollutants into the wastewater collection and treatment system. This is important to prevent interference with the treatment process, avoid damage to the equipment, or harm to workers, the public and the environment.
The department also handles liquid waste disposal permits.