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 proposed changes will align Maryland's definitions of "emergency engine" and "nonemergency engine" with Federal regulations and repeal state-only emissions requirements for engines.
For more information on the proposed regulations refer to:
- Trinity's February 6, 2017 article which provides a summary of the proposed changes and expected timeline;
- The Maryland Register from July 7, 2017 which provides the proposed version of the regulation; and
- The public hearing/comment period notice and technical support document for the regulation which are posted on MDE's website.
MDE is accepting comments on the proposed regulation until August 8, 2017 at 5PM. MDE will also hold a public meeting at their office in Baltimore on August 8, 2017 at 10AM.
If you need assistance in determining how these changes would impact your facility or with preparing comments on the proposed regulation, please contact Trinity's office in Frederick, Maryland at (240) 379-7490.