Maryland Environmental Statutes
Maryland has made it a priority to protect the environment. Some examples of state environmental statutes include:
- Maryland Annotated Code, Agriculture Article, Title 5 - Pesticide and Pest Control. Contains laws relating to the sale, use, and distribtution of pesticides, and laws relating to designation and control of animal or plant wildlife declared to be a pest.
- Maryland Annotated Code, Agriculture Article, Title 6 - Maryland Commercial Fertilizer Law. Contains laws relating to the sale, labeling, use, and distribtution of fertilizers and ebans selling and distribution of high phosphorus fertilizers.
- Maryland Annotated Code, Environment Article. An important source for Maryland environmental laws. Contains environmental laws concerning environmental pollution as it relates to air quality, water management, the use and disposal of hazardous and carcinogenic materials, and mining.
- Maryland Annotated Code, Natural Resources Article. The principle source for environmental laws concerning the protection of waterways and the Chesapeake Bay, and marine and land wildlife habitats.
Additionally, see Maryland's Wetland Regulation Database for an extensive list of Maryland and federal laws affecting activities in and around wetlands. The database summarizes legislation, identifies lead agencies responsible for enforcing the legislation, and contact information for agency personnel serving as points-of-contact for information about the law or regulation.