Adopted Land Regulations

Up to Date as of July 29, 2021

List of Final Actions 

The Secretary of the Department can adopt a regulation upon expiration of the 45th day after it is proposed in the Maryland Register.

After a regulation is adopted, a Notice of Final Action is published in the Maryland Register.  If any non-substantive changes are made to a regulation from the original proposed text, the Notice of Final Action shows the changes with explanation for the changes.  The Final Action also specifies the date on which the adopted regulations ​will go into effect.  

Click here to see a full list of Code of Maryland Regulations (Title 26 - Department of Environment).

Adopted Land Regulations listed are those adopted within the last 3 years.

Regulation TitleHazardous Waste Generators Improvements Rule and Treatability Study Revisions
PurposeThe purpose of this final action is to incorporate into Maryland regulations provisions of the federal Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule (81 Fed. Reg. 85732, November 28, 2016), to modify the P075 nicotine hazardous waste listing to exclude over-the-counter nicotine replacement therapies, and to make an adjustment to the quantities of waste that may be used in treatability study evaluations.
COMAR26.13.01—26.13.03, 26.13.05, 26.13.06, and 26.13.10
Effective Date5/3/2021

Regulation TitleBlood Lead Reporting
PurposeUpdates the Maryland Department of the Environment’s regulations governing blood lead reporting by medical laboratories and health care providers.
COMAR26.02.01.01 - .05
Effective Date7/1/2020

Regulation TitleProcedures for Abating Lead Containing Substances from Buildings
PurposeSpecifies the laboratory analysis requirements for collected dust-lead samples, and establishes more stringent standards for lead content in dust for post-abatement clearance testing.
COMAR26.02.07.02, 26.02.07.12
Effective Date7/1/2020

Regulation TitleAccreditation and Training for Lead Paint Abatement Services
PurposeTo correct an obsolete cross-reference in the definition of “child care center”.
COMAR26.16.01.02
Effective Date7/1/2020

Regulation TitleProcedures for Performing Lead Paint Abatement Services
PurposeTo clarify that inspections performed as part of a lead-poisoned child investigation must be performed in accordance with the new environmental investigation regulations; establish more stringent dust-lead level standards for an affected property owner satisfying a risk reduction standard under section 6-815 or 6-819 of the Environment Article; incorporates by reference updated ASTM Standards for performing dust-wipe sampling; and specifies the laboratory analysis requirements for collected paint, dust, and soil samples.
COMAR26.16.05.01 - .03, 26.16.05.10, 26.16.05.12
Effective Date7/1/2020

Regulation TitleEnvironmental Investigations (New Chapter)
PurposeEstablish protocols for conducting an environmental investigation, consistent with the protocols of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Guidelines for the Evaluation and Control of Lead–Based Paint Hazards in Housing, for a child under the age of 6 or a pregnant woman diagnosed with an elevated blood lead level.
COMAR26.16.08
Effective Date7/1/2020

Regulation TitleReduction of Lead Risk in Housing
PurposeLowers the dust-lead levels that define lead-contaminated dust, and incorporates by reference the 2012 edition of “Chapter 7: Lead-Based Paint Inspections” of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Guidelines for the Evaluation and Control of Lead–Based Paint Hazards in Housing.
COMAR26.16.02.02, 26.16.02.02 - 1, 26.16.02.05
Effective Date7/1/2020

Number of Adopted Land Regulations: 7

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