Proposed Water 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 are published in the Maryland Register.​​

As of 10/24/2023

Two proposed regulations are pending:
  • *Marine Contractor Licensing Board [COMAR chapters 26.30.01-04]*
    The Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE), Water and Science Administration, is proposing new regulations to govern the marine contractor licensing process. The intent is for a 30-day public comment period to be announced in the Maryland Register on December 29, 2023, with public comments due to MDE on January 29, 2024.
    Draft Regulations: COMAR chapters 26.30.01-04
    Date Posted: December 1, 2023

  • *2023 Interim Update of Water Quality Standards [Regulation Corrections to COMAR]*
    The Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) is proposing corrections to technical errors within COMAR MDE will publish a notice of proposed action for the 2023 Interim Update in the November 17, 2023 issue of the Maryland Register. Please click here for more information on the proposed action.
    ​Date Posted: October 24, 2023

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