Proposed Air & Radiation Regulations

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 (NPA) are published in the Maryland Register. Click here for the most current Notice of Public Hearings and Materials. While the Department strives to keep this content up-to-date, this list may not contain all proposed actions as this list is only updated periodically.

Last edited 7/7/2020

Regulation Title
Vehicle Catalytic Converter Replacements
Purpose
Clarify requirements​ for catalyst replacement to meet CARB standards
COMAR26.11.20.07​​
Relevant Statutory DeadlineNA
Public Informational and Formal Comment Opportunities
Public Hearing TBD
Status
Approved at AQCAC June 16, 2020

Regulation Title
Controls for Natural Gas Compression Stations
Purpose
Establish VOC and Methane reductions, Incorporate EPA guidelines as necessary
COMARNew COMAR 26.11.41
Relevant Statutory Deadline
Public Informational and Formal Comment Opportunities
Virtual Public Hearing scheduled for August 31, 2020
Status
Passed AQCAC December 16, 2019

Regulation Title
Vehicle Emissions Inspection Program (VEIP) - Joint Promulgation
Purpose
To delay iinspection for new vehicles by one year.
To establish OBD-only VEIP.
COMAR26.11.22 and 11.14.08
Relevant Statutory Deadline
Public Informational and Formal Comment Opportunities
June 17, 2019 AQCAC
Status
Public Hearing TBD

Regulation Title
Control of Hydrofluorocarbons
PurposeTo reduce HFC emissions by adopting specific US SNAP prohibitions for air conditioning and refrigeration equipment, aerosol propellants and foam end uses.
COMARNew COMAR 26.11.33
Relevant Statutory Deadline
Public Informational and Formal Comment Opportunities
Virtual Public Hearing scheduled for August 17, 2020
Status
Passed AQCAC December 16, 2019

Number of Air Proposed Regulations : 4