Maryland Air - General regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Maryland Air - General: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

State implementation plan (SIP): 40 CFR 51 and 40 CFR 52.1070 to 52.1119

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Attainment status: 40 CFR 81.321 and Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR) 26.11.04

Air permits: COMAR 26.11.02, COMAR 26.11.03, COMAR 26.11.17, and COMAR

Hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) and toxic air pollutants (TAPs): COMAR 26.11.15 and COMAR 26.11.16

New Source Performance Standards (NSPS): COMAR

Accidental release and risk management program: 40 CFR 68

Pollutant transport:

Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR): 40 CFR 97.401 to 97.735

Regulatory Agencies

Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) Air and Radiation Management Administration

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.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Maryland Department of the Environment's (MDE) Air and Radiation Management Administration is responsible for administering and enforcing Maryland's air pollution rules. Maryland's air program is shaped by its state implementation plan (SIP), which sets forth basic strategies for implementation, maintenance, and enforcement of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). As mandated by the Clean Air Act (CAA), each state must adopt and submit SIP to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for approval.

Administration and enforcement. Maryland's air program is implemented and enforced by MDE's Air and Radiation Management Administration.

State Requirements



The Maryland SIP was officially submitted to the EPA in January 1972 and is frequently amended to comply with the 1990 CAA amendments. SIP focuses on ...

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