Proposed Land Regulations

Proposed Land Regulations

Up to Date as of March 24, 2017. 

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.

Regulation Title
Controlled Hazardous Substance Notification Regulations
Purpose
To establish regulations requiring that MDE be notified of a release or threat of release of hazardous substances into the environment from a responsible person. It creates a threshold notification standard for the purpose of determining a reporting requirement.
COMAR26.14.02
Relevant Statutory DeadlineFor Regulations: 6/30/09 To begin notification: 10/1/09
Public Informational and Formal Comment Opportunities
Public Workshop was held December, 2013
Other Documents
Status
Proposal published on October 31, 2014 was withdrawn after one year, with notice of withdrawal published November 13, 2015.
  
 Comments on the 2014 proposal are being reviewed and a new proposal will be drafted.
Regulation Title
Procedures for Abating Lead, Accreditation, Lead Abatement (Withdrawn)
Purpose
Implementation of the EPA's Repair, Renovation, and Painting (RRP) rule authorized by HB 644.
COMAR26.02.07, 26.16.01, 26.16.05
Relevant Statutory DeadlineAuthority to promulgate regs June 1, 2012
Public Informational and Formal Comment Opportunities
The public comment period ended on February 23, 2015
Other DocumentsMaryland Register Notice of Proposed Action - Lead RRP Rule
Status
Notice of Proposed Action published in the Maryland Register on January 23, 2015 (42:2 Md. R. 254 - 266).  Because the Department did not take final action on the proposed regulations within one year of the date that the proposed regulations were published in the Maryland Register, the proposal has been withdrawn by the operation of law, pursuant to State Government Article §10-116(b), Annotated Code of Maryland.
Regulation Title
Oil and Gas Resources
Purpose
Chapter 481 of 2015 requires the Department to adopt regulations to provide for hydraulic fracturing of gas wells by October 1, 2016.
COMAR26.19.01
Relevant Statutory DeadlineOctober 1, 2017
Public Informational and Formal Comment Opportunities
Public comment period ended on December 14, 2016.
Other Documents
Status
On Monday, September 26, 2016, a regulatory action was submitted to the Administrative, Executive, and Legislative Review (AELR) Committee.  Following AELR Committee review, the regulatory proposal will be published in the Maryland Register and be open to public comment for 30 days.
Number of Land Proposed Regulations: 3

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