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Regulations

Regulations are rules issued by administrative agencies that have the force law.  In Maryland, the Department of the Environment is the principal agency responsible for issuing and implementing environmental regulations.  However, other agencies such as the Department of the Natural Resources  and the Department of Agriculture also have some authority in this area. Maryland regulations are found in the Code of Maryland Regulations, COMAR.

  • COMAR, Title 8.  Contains regulations issued by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. Fisheries regulations are found in Subtitle 2 and regulations concerning wildlife conservation are in Subtitle 3.
  • COMAR, Title 15.  Contains regulations issued by the Maryland Department of Agriculture.  Pesticide use regulations are found in Subtitle 5.  Plant pest regulations are found in Subtitle 6.
  • COMAR, Title 26.  Contains regulations issued by the Maryland Department of the Environment.
 

Administrative Decisions and Orders

Administrative decisions and orders are rulings issued by administrative agencies or administrative law judges pursuant to legislation defining the agency's authority.  Some sources for administrative decicions and orders relating to Maryland environmental law include:

Maryland Environmental Administrative Decisions.  Includes decisions released by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources and Maryland Department of the Environment.  Coverage is from Decemeber 1985 - December 1995.

Library, Maryland Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH).  The OAH holds hearings for over 30 state agencies including the Maryland Department of Agriculture, the Maryland Department of the Environment, and the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. The OAH Library provides access to some of these hearings to visitors at the library.  For more information, visit the OAH library web page.

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