2015 Air & Radiation Management Administration Accomplishments

Access denied. You do not have permission to perform this action or access this resource.

 Content Editor ‭[1]‬

Access denied. You do not have permission to perform this action or access this resource.

 ‭(Hidden)‬ CEWP - Script and Styles


Sun graphic

New Ozone Standard

A new, more protective ozone standard was adopted in 2015 to provide better health protection

Transmission line graphic

SO2 Reductions

Maryland continues to reduce SO2 emissions from power generation

Globe graphic

PM Attainment

Maryland is now measuring particle pollution levels below the federal standard.

Polar Bear graphic

Climate Change

Maryland is on track to meet the 2020 GHG emissions reduction goals


Transportation graphic


The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative is a multi-state effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from power generators

Globe graphic

New NOx Regulation

In 2015 Maryland adopted more stringent NOx regulations to further clean our air.


Air and Radiation Administration Programs

Air Monitoring

The Ambient Air Monitoring Program measures ground-level concentrations of criteria pollutants and air toxics, along with surface and aloft meteorological parameters. The Program also performs quality control, quality assurance, and analysis of the pollutant concentrations that are measured at each of the air monitoring stations located throughout Maryland. It is responsible for Air Quality Index (AQI) reporting and issuing daily air quality forecasts as well as coordination of 3D air-shed photochemical grid and dispersion modeling.

Air Quality Planning

Maryland's Air Quality Planning Program (AQPP) writes state implementation plans and regulations to reduce emissions and achieve the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for six "criteria" air pollutants: ground-level ozone, particulate matter, lead, carbon monoxide, nitrogen dioxide, and sulfur dioxide. The AQPP also implements federal, regional, local, and state greenhouse gas emissions reduction programs.

Climate Change

Maryland is on pace to meet the greenhouse gas emissions reductions required under State law while benefiting from billions of dollars in economic growth, but continued progress will be needed to minimize the effects of climate change while continuing to create jobs, a new Maryland Department of the Environment report states.

Mobile Sources Control

Mobile Sources include a variety of vehicles, engines, and equipment that generate air pollution, and that move or can be moved from place to place. The Mobile Sources Control Program implements programming to reduce motor vehicle related pollution.

Permits and Compliance

The Air Quality Compliance Program works to ensure compliance at stationary sources of air pollution. The Compliance staff conducts inspections, responds to complaints, provides compliance assistance and pursues enforcement actions when necessary.

Radiological Health

The Radiological Health Program (RHP) is mandated by Title 8: "Radiation" of the Annotated Code of Maryland, Environment Article, to control the uses of radiation and to protect public health and safety and the environment from inadvertent and unnecessary radiation exposure. This is accomplished through registration and certification of radiation (x-ray) machines, licensing of radioactive materials, inspections, and enforcement actions, where required, to ensure regulatory compliance.


Human Trafficking GET HELP

National Human Trafficking Hotline - 24/7 Confidential

1-888-373-7888 233733 More Information on human trafficking in Maryland

Customer Service Promise

The State of Maryland pledges to provide constituents, businesses, customers, and stakeholders with friendly and courteous, timely and responsive, accurate and consistent, accessible and convenient, and truthful and transparent services.

Take Our Survey

Help Stop Fraud in State Government

The Maryland General Assembly’s Office of Legislative Audits operates a toll-free fraud hotline to receive allegations of fraud and/or abuse of State government resources. Previous reports have led to elimination of fraud.

More Information