Emission Reduction Credits

Emission Reduction Credits (ERCs) are created when certain operating facilities shut down or voluntarily curtail their emissions. In general and as part of the permitting process, certain new or expanding facilities must obtain ERCs to offset the new or increased emissions prior to constructing or modifying the air pollution sources at the facility. Thus, ERCs created by the shut down or voluntary curtailment of one facility can be sold to another new or expanding facility.

Frequently asked questions about Maryland's ERC program can be found here:

Emission Reduction Credits FAQs

If you have questions regarding emissions reduction credits, please contact Ms. Suna Sariscak at 410-537-3230, or 800-633-6101, ext. 3230, or at suna.sariscak@maryland.gov.

Regulations regarding Emissions Reduction Credits are presented in COMAR 26.11.17.

For currently available Emissions Reduction Credits please click here. ​