Adopted Land Regulations

Up to Date as of July 17, 2020

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 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

Regulation TitleAccreditation and Training for Lead Paint Abatement Services
PurposeAmends Regulations .08 and .20 under COMAR 26.16.01 Accreditation and Training for Lead Paint Abatement Services
COMAR26.16.01.08, 26.16.01.20
Effective Date6/18/2018

Regulation TitleHazardous Material Security
PurposeRepeals Regulations .01 - .12 under COMAR 26.27.01 Hazardous Material Security requirements to conform to statutory changes.
COMAR26.27.01.01 - 26.27.01.12
Effective Date6/18/2018

Regulation TitleStandards Applicable to Transporters of Special Medical Waste
PurposeAmends Regulation .01 under COMAR 26.13.13 Standards Applicable to Transporters of Special Medical Waste.
COMAR26.13.13.01
Effective Date6/18/2018

Regulation TitleStandards Applicable to Transporters of Hazardous Waste
PurposeAmends Regulation .01 under COMAR 26.13.04 Standards Applicable to Transporters of Hazardous Waste
COMAR26.13.04.01
Effective Date6/18/2018

Regulation TitleWater Pollution: General and Discharge Limitations
PurposeAmend Regulation 01. under COMAR 26.08.01 and Regulation .09 under COMAR 26.08.03 to repeal the requirement for certain animal feeding operations to submit a Certification of Conformance to the Department.
COMAR26.08.01.01, 26.08.03.09
Effective Date6/18/2018

Regulation TitleDevelopment of County Comprehensive Solid Waste Management Plans
PurposeAmends Regulation .05 under COMAR 26.03.03 to revise the amount of time allowed to the Department to review a county's proposed revisions to the county's Comprehensive Solid Waste Management Plan, consistent with revised statutory requirements, and make other technical corrections to the review process.
COMAR26.03.06.05
Effective Date6/18/2018

Regulation TitleChange to Definition of Solid Waste
PurposeAmends Regulation .02 under COMAR 26.04.07 to update the citation for the definition of "solid waste" to cite the definition provided in §9-101(j) of the Environment Article, Annotated Code of Maryland
COMAR26.04.07.02B(28)
Effective Date6/18/2018

Regulation TitleVerifiable Methods Approved by the Department
Purpose(1) Repeal in their entirety Regulations .01-.09 under COMAR 26.16.03 Procedures for Making and Implementing a Qualifies offer; and (2) Amend Regulations .01 and.02 under COMAR 26.16.04 Verifiable Methods Approved by the Department; and
COMAR26.16.03.01 - .09, 26.16.03.04.01 - .02
Effective Date6/18/2018

Regulation TitleProcedures for Performing Lead Abatement Service
PurposeAmend regulations .03 and .09 under COMAR 26.16.05 Procedures for Performing Lead Abatement Service.
COMAR26.16.05.03, 26.16.05.09
Effective Date6/18/2018

Number of Adopted Land Regulations: 15

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