Proposed Actions provide the full text of proposed regulations and amendments, an estimate of the economic impact of an action on the regulated parties, the agency, other State or local agencies, and the general public. Proposed Actions also detail how the public may provide comments to an agency about a proposed regulation.
All Notices of Proposed Action are published in the Maryland Register.
As of 2/10/2017
Design and Construction of Conventional On-Site Sewage Disposal Systems
The purpose of this action is to increase the maximum loading rates that may be considered for onsite sewage disposal systems if the system is utilizing Best Available Technology (BAT) or permeable micro or ultra -filtration membrane bioreactor (MBR) technology.
Submitted to AELR 12/11/17. Posted in Maryland Register on 2/2/18 with 30 day comment period ending 3/5/18.
Discharge Limitations – Use of Toxic Substances for Aquatic Life Management Purposes
The purpose of this regulatory action is to streamline the process of issuing a Toxic Substances Permit. Currently an applicant must obtain both an individual Toxic Substances Permit and gain an understanding of the General Discharge Permit for pesticides use. With this regulatory change an applicant will have the flexibility of only applying for the General Discharge Permit.
Submitted to AELR 12/13/17. Posted in Maryland Register on 2/2/18 with 30 day comment period ending 3/5/18.
Bay Restoration Fund Implementation – Clean Water Commerce Act
The purpose of this action is to amend the existing regulations to conform with the statutory changes made to Environment Article, §9-1605.2, Annotated Code of Maryland, during the 2017 legislative session. Specifically, the Clean Water Commerce Act of 2017 authorized funds to be used under the Bay Restoration Fund for the purchase of nitrogen, phosphorus and sediment load reductions
Lead in Drinking Water - Public and Non-public Schools
The purpose of this action is to comply with HB 270 of the 2017 Legislative Session of the Maryland General Assembly by requiring public and non-public schools to test drinking water outlets for lead contamination and establishing an ongoing program to minimize the risk of exposure to lead in the school’s drinking water.
A public hearing will be held,
February 28, 2018
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Maryland Department of the Environment
1800 Washington Blvd.
Baltimore, MD 21230
Submitted to AELR 12/26/17. Posted in Maryland Register on 2/2/18 with 30 day comment period ending 3/5/18.
1800 Washington Blvd., Baltimore, MD 21230