Adopted Water Regulations

Adopted Water Regulations

List of Final Actions 

The Secretary of the Department can adopt a regulation upon expiration of the 45th day after it is proposed in the Maryland Register.

After a regulation is adopted, a Notice of Final Action is published in the Maryland Register.  If any nonsubstantive changes are made to a regulation from the original proposed text, the Notice of Final Action shows the changes with explanation for the changes.  The Final Action also specifies the date on which the adopted regulations will go into effect.  

Click here to see a full list of Code of Maryland Regulations (Title 26 - Department of Environment).​

As of 12/19/2016​

Regulation Title
General Discharge Permit for Mineral Mines, Quarries, Borrow Pits, and Concrete and Asphalt Plants
Purpose
The goals of the changes are to 1) reduce confusion on who is covered; 2) provide better coverage under one permit for activities currently requiring two general permits (or in some cases by an individual permit); and 3) expand coverage to address a technology called hydrodemolition
COMAR26.08.04.09, 26.08.01.01
Effective Date11/23/2015

Regulation Title
Quality of Drinking Water in Maryland
Purpose
The revisions include the adoption of the Revised Total Coliform Rule (RTCR), which was finalized by EPA in February 2013, and a minor revision to the Disinfection Byproduct monitoring requirements (COMAR 26.04.01.15-2).
COMAR26.04.01
Effective Date8/29/2016

Regulation Title
Board of Well Drillers - Issuance, Renewal and Reinstatement of Licenses
Purpose
To reduce fees for applications, initial licenses and renewals.
COMAR26.05.02
Effective Date8/29/2016

Regulation Title
Waterworks and Waste Systems Operators - General Regulations
Purpose
To reduce fees for certification, renewal and reciprocity fees.
COMAR26.06.01
Effective Date8/29/2016

Regulation Title
Best Available Technology for Removal of Nitrogen (BAT)
Purpose
The purpose of this action is to remove the universal requirement that Best Available Technology for Removal of Nitrogen (BAT) systems be installed outside the Critical Area for all new construction septic systems, unless the local governing body enacts code in order to protect public health or waters of the State, or the system design is 5,000 gallons per day or greater.
COMAR26.04.02.07
Effective Date11/24/2016

Number of Adopted Water Regulations : 5