Proposed Air & Radiation Regulations

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 RegisterClic​k 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 8/25/2017​​

Regulation TitleDistributed Generation
PurposeEstablish stationary engine requirements equal to EPA for Quad I, J and Z.
COMAR26.11.36
Relevant Statutory Deadline
Public Informational and Formal Comment Opportunities8/8/2017
StatusProposed in MD Register July 7, 2017

Regulation TitleSmall Wood Boilers
PurposeMatch EPA PM emission requirements
COMAR26.11.09.11
Relevant Statutory Deadline
Public Informational and Formal Comment Opportunities7/17/2017
StatusIn MD Register June 9, 2017

Regulation TitleAIM Repeal
PurposeArchitectural and Industrial Maintenance Coatings has been replaced with COMAR 26.11.39.
COMAR26.11.33
Relevant Statutory Deadline
Public Informational and Formal Comment Opportunities7/17/2017
StatusIn MD Register June 9, 2017

Regulation TitleInterprecursor Trading
Purpose​Interprecursor Trading for VOC & NOx offsets, under ERC's for Nonattainment major NSR and major modifications​
COMAR26.11.17.04
Relevant Statutory Deadline
Public Informational and Formal Comment Opportunities
Presented to ACQAC 6/19/17
StatusPublic Hearing TBD

Regulation Title
Vehicle Emissions Inspection Program (VEIP) - Joint Promulgation with MDOT/MVA
Purpose
To modernize and enhance VEIP to improve motorist convenience while minimizing the impact on air quality
COMAR26.11.14.08
Relevant Statutory Deadline
Public Informational and Formal Comment Opportunities
Public Hearing Scheduled for October 3, 2017 at MDE, 1800 Washington Blvd, Baltimore, MD 21230.
Status
In MD Register September 1, 2017​

Regulation Title
New NOx Ozone Season Emission Caps for Non-trading Large NOx Units
Purpose
Establish NOx Ozone Season Cap to meet EPA requirements from old NOx SIP Call. Install Part 75 monitor.
COMAR26.11.40
Relevant Statutory Deadline
Public Informational and Formal Comment Opportunities
Presented to AQCAC 9/18/17
Status
Public Hearing TBD

Regulation Title
CO2 Budget Trading Amendments
Purpose
Incorporate amendments to the Voluntary Renewable Set-Aside Account (VRSA), codified under COMAR 26.09.02.08, and the Clean Generation Set-Aside Account (CGSA), codified under 26.09.02.09.
COMAR26.09.02.08, 26.09.02.09
Relevant Statutory Deadline
Public Informational and Formal Comment Opportunities
Presented to AQCAC 9/18/17
Status
Public Hearing TBD

Number of Air Proposed Regulations : 7