Emergency Air & Radiation Regulations

MDE has petitioned the Administrative, Executive, and Legislative Review (AELR) Committee of the Maryland General Assembly requesting emergency status for the regulation(s) listed below. 

If the Committee grants its approval, the emergency measure may go into effect immediately. The Committee imposes a time limitation on the duration of the emergency regulation. To become a permanent regulation, the regulation must be promulgated following the State required administrative procedures, which includes a 30-day public comment period. 

Regulation Title
Control of NOx Emissions from Coal-Fired Electric Generating Units
The primary purpose of the new regulations is to establish NOx emission requirements for coal-fired EGUs.
Reason for Emergency Status
The purpose of the emergency action is to obtain reductions in NOx emissions during the 2015 ozone season.
Date Submitted to AELR4/17/2015
AELR Granted Emergency Status
Emergency Action Approved 5/1/2015.

Number of Air Emergency Regulations : 1