Maryland Fugitive Emissions regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Maryland Fugitive Emissions: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Nuisances: Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR)

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Fugitive particulate matter emissions: COMAR

General requirements: COMAR

Materials handling and construction: COMAR

Transportation of coal combustion by-products: COMAR

Visible emissions:

Visible emissions standards: COMAR

Exceptions: COMAR and COMAR

Fugitive volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions: COMAR

Odors: COMAR

Noise: COMAR

Regulatory Agency

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

MDE Land Management Administration

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Sources in Maryland must comply with applicable National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) and the federal New Source Performance Standards (NSPS), which contain source-specific standards for the control of fugitive emissions. See the national section FUGITIVE EMISSIONS for more information.

The Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) has developed its own regulations for the control of fugitive particulate matter emissions, visible emissions, and fugitive volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions from equipment leaks, odor, and noise. The MDE has also promulgated a regulation that prohibits a source from being operated or maintained in such a manner that a nuisance or air pollution is created.

Administration and enforcement. MDE's Air and Radiation Management Administration is responsible for the administration and enforcement of the state's ...

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Maryland Fugitive Emissions Resources

Type Title
Forms Visible Emissions Observation Form (SFN-8441)
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