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  • MDE Proposes New Regulations to Reduce Methane Emissions from Natural Gas Industry  - 

    On July 31, 2020, the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) proposed new regulations to reduce vented and fugitive emissions of methane from new and existing natural gas facilities within the state of Maryland. The proposed regulations will »

  • MDE Proposed to Adopt New Regulations to Reduce Hydrofluorocarbons  - 

    The Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) is proposing new regulations under a new chapter of COMAR (COMAR 26.11.33 Prohibitions on Use of Certain Hydrofluorocarbons in Aerosol Propellants, Chillers, Foam, and Stationary Refrigeration »

  • Status Update on Maryland’s Short-Lived Climate Pollutants Program  - 

    At the March 16, 2020 Air Quality and Control Advisory Council (AQCAC) meeting, the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) provided an update on proposed and upcoming regulations targeting Short-Lived Climate Pollutants (SLCPs). As part of »

  • MDE Finalizes New General Permit for Emergency Generators  - 

    On July 15, 2019, the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) announced the new and finalized general permit for emergency generators. The new general permit covers emergency generators rated at 373 kW up to and including 2000 kW.As we »

  • MDE Publishes Draft General Permit to Construct for Emergency Generators (rated 373kW - 2000 kW)  - 

    The Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) recently published a draft general permit to construct (PTC) application package for emergency generators. The intent of the general permit is to simplify the application process and expedite the »

  • CO2 Budget Trading Program  - 

    On December 11, 2018, the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE), Air and Radiation Administration, incorporated revisions to their Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Budget Trading Program codified in Title 26 of the Code of Maryland Regulations Subtitle »

  • MDE Finalizes Rule to Allow Interprecursor Trading for NOx and VOC  - 

    On March 30th, 2018 the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) published the final revisions to Title 26, Subtitle 11, Chapter 17 of the Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR 26.11.17). This rule allows interprecursor trading for the ozone »

  • MDE Finalizes Changes to Distributed Generation Regulations  - 

    On February 2, 2018, the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) published the final revisions to Maryland's distributed generation regulations codified in Title 26, Subtitle 11, Chapter 36 of the Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR 26.11.36) »

  • MDE Proposes to Allow Interprecursor Trading for NOx and VOC  - 

    On January 19, 2018, the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) proposed to amend regulations codified in Title 26, Subtitle 11, Chapter 17 of the Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR 26.11.17). MDE is proposing to allow interprecursor trading »

  • MDE Proposes Changes to Distributed Generation Regulations  - 

    On July 7, 2017, the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) published proposed changes to Maryland's distributed generation regulations codified in Title 26, Subtitle 11, Chapter 36 of the Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR 26.11.36). The »

  • New Proposed Rule in Maryland - NOx RACT  - 

    In the May 29, 2015 Maryland Register, the Maryland Secretary of the Environment proposed a new regulation under a new chapter, Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR) 26.11.38 Control of NOx Emissions from Coal-Fired Electric Generating Units. On the »

  • MDE Discusses Potential Changes to Distributed Generation Regulations  - 

    On February 2, 2017, the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) held a stakeholder meeting to discuss potential changes to Maryland's distributed generation regulations codified in Title 26, Subtitle 11, Chapter 36 of the Code of Maryland »

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