National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permits: Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR) 26.08.04.01 to 26.08.04.11
Animal feeding operation (AFO) permits: COMAR 26.08.04.09(N)
Nutrient management plans (NMPs): COMAR 15.20.07.01 to 15.20.07.07 and 15.20.08.01 to 15.20.08.07
Certifications: COMAR 15.20.04.01 to 15.20.04.13
Certification procedures: COMAR 15.20.04.04 and COMAR 15.20.04.06
Renewal: COMAR 15.20.04.08
Reporting and records: COMAR 15.20.04.11
Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) Land Management Administration
Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA) Nutrient Management Program
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 3
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
• Rules. Maryland has been authorized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to administer the federal NPDES program for wastewater discharges including NPDES permits for concentrated animal feeding operation (CAFO) discharges. The state generally follows the federal rules, but requires permit coverage for a larger number of facilities and issues state discharge permits to facilities that qualify as Maryland animal feeding operations (MAFOs). See the national section AG WASTE for further information.
In addition to the federal requirements, the state also has additional nutrient management requirements for farming operations. Nutrient management consultants and farm operators that prepare nutrient management plans must be certified by the Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA).
• Administration and enforcement. MDE's Land Management Administration ...