Departmental Proposed and Emergency Regulations

The following outlines current Notices of Public Comment, Notices of Emergency Action, Notices of Proposed Action, and Notices of Final Action that have been requested by the Maryland Secretary of Agriculture and published in the Maryland Register. 

Visit the Maryland Register Online to read the most recent proposed regulations in their entirety.

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 Maryland Regulations (COMAR) site​.​

Notices of Public Comment

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Notices of Emergency Action

The following notice was published in the Jan. 4, 2021 Maryland Register (p. 9)
The Joint Committee on Administrative, Executive, and Legislative Review has granted emergency status to amendments to Regulations .02 and .05 under COMAR 15.01.05, Cost-Sharing — Water Pollution Control Program. Emergency status began: Dec. 8, 2020. Emergency status expires: May 19, 2021.

Notices of Proposed Action

The following notice was published in the Jan. 4, 2021 Maryland Register (p. 19)
The Maryland Department of Agriculture proposes to amend Regulations .02 and .05 under COMAR 15.01.05 Cost-Sharing — Water Pollution Control Program.

The following notice was published in the Oct. 9, 2020 Maryland Register (p. 909)

The Maryland Department of Agriculture proposes to amend Regulations .02—.04 under COMAR 15.01.15 Use of Antimicrobial Drugs.

Notices of Final Action

The following notice was published in the Jan. 4, 2021 Maryland Register (p. 10)
​​On December 22, 2020, the Maryland Department of Agriculture adopted amendments to Regulations .02—.04 under COMAR 15.01.15 Use of Antimicrobial Drugs. This action, which was proposed for adoption in 47:21 Md. R. 909—911 (Oct. 9, 2020), has been adopted with the nonsubstantive changes. Effective Date: Jan. 14, 2021.​

The following notice was published in the Oct. 23, 2020 Maryland Register (p. 936)
On October 14, 2020, the Maryland Department of Agriculture adopted the repeal of existing Regulations .01—.10 and new Regulations .01—.16 under COMAR 15.20.05 Manure Transportation Project. This action, which was proposed for adoption in 47:13 Md. R. 648—654 (June 19, 2020), has been adopted as proposed. Effective Date: Nov. 2, 2020.

The following notice was published in the Oct. 9, 2020 Maryland Register (p. 904)
On September 18, 2020, the Maryland Department of Agriculture adopted new Regulations .01—.19 under a new chapter, COMAR 15.01.17 Hemp Farming Program. This action, which was proposed for adoption in 47:14 Md. R. 681—689 (July 6, 2020), has been adopted as proposed. Effective Date: Nov. 1, 2020.

The following notice was published in the Sept. 25, 2020 Maryl​and R​egister​ (p. 876)
On September 15, 2020, the Maryland Department of Agriculture adopted new Regulation .13 and the recodification of existing Regulation .13 to be Regulation .14 under COMAR 15.20.04 Nutrient Management Certification and Licensing. This action, which was proposed for adoption in 47:3 Md. R. 224 (January 31, 2020), has been adopted as proposed. Effective Date: Oct. 5, 2020.