MDE's regulatory function occurs through a coordinated effort. Both internal as well as external reviews are performed. The review process helps to ensure participation from within MDE as well as from our stakeholders, other agencies, the general public and other units affected by our regulations. Areas of involvement may include regional public meetings, public hearings, media publications, etc. Draft regulations are also brought before the Air Quality Control Advisory Council or the Radiation Control Advisory Board for advice and adoption recommendations.
Each newly proposed regulation is published in the Maryland Register. Every proposal describes how and when to submit comments. Additional published information includes comparison to Federal Standards, and economic impacts on agencies, industries, and small businesses. The Maryland Register is an official publication of the State of Maryland that is published every two weeks.
A listing of emergency, proposed, recently adopted, and in development MDE regulations related to air are listed below.
Public Hearings, Meetings and Request for Comments
Unless otherwise provided in the text of the emergency or proposed regulation itself, the MDE contact person for Maryland Air Regulations is:
Randy Mosier, Chief, Regulation Development Division
Air Quality Planning Program
Air and Radiation Administration
Department of the Environment
1800 Washington Boulevard, Suite 730, Baltimore, Maryland 21230-1720
Telephone: (410) 537-4488
Fax: (410) 537-4223
MDE Regulations Home
Code of Maryland Online (Title 26 - Department of Environment)
Maryland Register Online
How to Find and Print a Specific Notice of Proposed Action in the Maryland Register Online
Air Quality Control Advisory Council
Radiation Control Advisory Board