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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 ...