Departmental Proposed and Emergency Regulations

The following outlines current “Notices of Proposed Action” for proposed regulations pending public comment and proposed emergency regulations pending approval that have been requested by the Maryland Secretary of Agriculture and published in the Maryland Register. Click on any of the headlines listed below to read the proposed regulations in their entirety. The contact information and deadline for submitting comments is also included below.

Notice of Proposed Action

There are no notices of proposd action at this time .

Proposed Emergency Regulations

There are no proposed emergency regulations at this time

Notices of Final Action

Note: Notices of Final Action will stay on this page for six months. After that, all state regulations can be viewed at the Code of Maryla​nd Regulations (COMAR) site.

The following notice was published in the May 29, 201​5 Marylan​d Register​. (page 726) 

On May 19, 2015, the Secretary of Agriculture adopted amendments to Regulation .11 under COMAR 15.20.04 Nutrient Management Certification and Licensing; and Regulation .02 under COMAR 15.20.07 Agricultural Operation Nutrient Management Plan Requirements.  The Secretary also adopted amendments to Regulations .01, .03, .05, and new Regulations .06—.11, and re-codified existing Regulations .06 and .07 to be .12 and .13, under COMAR 15.20.08 Content and Criteria for a Nutrient Management Plan Developed for an Agricultural Operation.  This action, which was proposed for adoption in 42:7 Md. R. 574-582 (April 3, 2015), has been adopted with nonsubstantive changes
Effective Date:  June 8, 2015.