2018 Maryland Code
Health - General
Title 22 - Poisons, Dangerous Household Substances, Flammable Products, and Hazardous Materials
Subtitle 5 - Hazardous Materials
§ 22-506. Right of entry, inspection, and samples

  • (a) Entry for purpose of inspection. -- To enforce this subtitle, the Secretary or a representative of the Secretary at any reasonable time may:

    • (1) Enter and inspect any factory, warehouse, or establishment in which the Secretary believes hazardous material is manufactured, processed, packaged, or stored; and

    • (2) Enter and inspect any vehicle that is used to transport or hold hazardous materials in commerce.

  • (b) Scope of inspection. -- As part of any inspection under subsection (a) of this section, the Secretary may inspect any pertinent equipment, labeling, or finished or unfinished substance or toy.

  • (c) Conditions for entry. -- Before entering to make an inspection under this section, the Secretary or representative of the Secretary shall present appropriate credentials to the owner, operator, or agent in charge.

  • (d) Samples. --

    • (1) During an entry and inspection under this section, the Secretary or representative of the Secretary may obtain a sample of any substance, toy, package, or labeling.

    • (2) When obtaining a sample under this subsection, the Secretary or representative of the Secretary shall:

      • (i) Pay or offer to pay for the sample; and

      • (ii) Give the owner, operator, or agent in charge a receipt that describes the sample obtained.

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