Governing Law and Regulations
Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) Air and Radiation Management Administration (ARMA)
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Maryland's air regulations require all sources specifically listed to obtain a permit. Those sources with potential emissions above the Title V thresholds must obtain a Title V operating permit, also known as a Part 70 permit. The Maryland Title V program follows the federal provisions, including provisions establishing greenhouse gas permitting thresholds, and received full approval from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
• Administration and enforcement. MDE's ARMA is responsible for the administration and enforcement of the air quality operating permit program.
NON-TITLE V OPERATING PERMITS
State Operating Permits
COMAR 26.11.02.13 and COMAR 26.11.02.14
Maryland has a long list of specific industries and processes that require state operating permits unless the source is a major source and must obtain a Part 70 (also known as Title V) operating permit. The list of facilities that are required to obtain operating permits can be found at COMAR ...