Maryland Air Permitting regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Maryland Air Permitting: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Air permits: Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR) to and COMAR to

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Permits to construct:

Applicability: COMAR and COMAR

Exemptions: COMAR

Application content: COMAR

Action on the application: COMAR and COMAR to


Major source construction permits: COMAR to, COMAR, COMAR 26.11.17, and COMAR

State operating permits:

Applicability: COMAR and COMAR

Exemption: COMAR

Application content: COMAR


Major source operating permits: COMAR 26.11.03

Other state permits:

General permits: COMAR

Other permitting considerations:

Certification: COMAR

Emissions statements: COMAR

Regulatory Agencies

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 requires construction and operating permits for facilities that emit air pollutants or that operate specific emissions installations. Major sources of air pollutants must comply with the applicable provisions of nonattainment New Source Review (NSR), Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD), and Title V. For additional information on permitting requirements, refer to the state sections NEW SOURCE REVIEW and TITLE V.

Administration and enforcement. The Maryland Department of the Environment's (MDE) Air and Radiation Management ...

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