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.  

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 Proposed Action

The following notice was published in the Oct. 25, 2019 Maryland Register (p. 1023)
The Maryland Department of Agriculture proposes to amend Regulations .01—.04 under COMAR 15.01.12 Food Donation Pilot Program.

The following notice was published in the Oct. 11, 2019 Maryland Register (p. 940)
The Maryland Department of Agriculture proposes to amend Regulation .01 under COMAR 15.18.03 Commercial Fertilizer and Soil Conditioner.

The following notice was published in the Oct. 11, 2019 Maryland Register (p. 941)
The Maryland Department of Agriculture proposes to amend Regulations .01 and .07 under COMAR 15.18.04 Compost.

The following notice was published in the August 2, 2019 Maryland Register (p. 701)
The Maryland Department of Agriculture proposes to amend Regulation .17 under COMAR 15.05.01 Use and Sale of Pesticides, Certification of Pesticide Applicators and Pest Control Consultants, and Liscensing of Pesticide Businesses.

Notices of Final Action

The following notice was published in the August 30, 2019 Maryland Register​ (p. 775)
On August 21, 2019, the Secretary of the Maryland Department of Agriculture adopted amendments to Regulation 0.2 under COMAR 15.01.15 Use of Antimicrobial Drugs. This action, which was proposed for adoption in 46:9 Md. R. 460—461​ (April 26, 2019), has been adopted as proposed. Effective Date: September 9, 2019. More details​