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 Sept. 10, 2021 Maryland Register (p. 799)
The Joint Committee on Administrative, Executive, and Legislative Review has granted emergency status to new Regulations .01—.11 under a new chapter, COMAR 15.01.18 Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program—Appeal Procedure. Emergency status began: September 10, 2021. Emergency status expires: March 8, 2022.

The following notice was published in the Aug. 13, 2021 Maryland Register (p. 665)
​The Joint Committee on Administrative, Executive, and Legislative Review has granted emergency status to amendments to Regulation .10 under COMAR 15.01.05 Cost Sharing — Water Pollution Control Program. Emergency status began: July 30, 2021. Emergency status expires: December 20, 2021.

Notices of Proposed Action

The following notice was published in the June 30, 2021 Maryland Register (p. 644)
​The Maryland Department of Agriculture proposes to amend Regulation .10 under COMAR 15.01.05 Cost Sharing — Water Pollution Control Program.

The following notice was published in the May 7, 2021 Maryland Register (p. 405)
​The Maryland Department of Agriculture proposes to amend Regulations .03—.05 and adopt new Regulation .06 under COMAR 15.15.11 Corrective Agricultural Land Preservation Easements.

The following notice was published in the May 7, 2021 Maryland Register (p. 406)
The Maryland Department of Agriculture proposes to amend Regulation .02 under COMAR 15.15.16 Guidelines for Granting Overlay Easements and Rights-of-Way.

Notices of Final Action

The following notice was published in the Oct. 8, 2021 Maryland Register (p. 892)
On September 14, 2021, the Maryland Department of Agriculture adopted amendments to Regulation .10 under COMAR 15.01.05 Cost-Sharing Program — Water Pollution Control Program. This action, which was proposed for adoption in 48:16 Md. R. 644 (July 30, 2021), has been adopted as proposed. Effective Date: October 18, 2021.

The following notice was published in the July 16, 2021 Maryland Register (p. 593)
On June 29, 2021, the Maryland Department of Agriculture adopted amendments to Regulations .03—.05 and new Regulation .06 under COMAR 15.15.11 Corrective Agricultural Land Preservation Easements. This action, which was proposed for adoption in 48:10 Md. R. 405—406 (May 7, 2021), has been adopted as proposed. Effective Date: July 26, 2021.

The following notice was published in the July 16, 2021 Maryland Register (p. 594)
On June 29, 2021, the Maryland Department of Agriculture adopted amendments to Regulation .02 under COMAR 15.15.16 Guidelines for Granting Overlay Easements and Rights-of-Way. This action, which was proposed for adoption in 48:10 Md. R. 406—407 (May 7, 2021), has been adopted as proposed. Effective Date: July 26, 2021.​

The following notice was published in the May 7, 2021 Maryland Register (p. 401)
​On April 23, 2021, the Maryland Department of Agriculture adopted amendments to Regulations .02 and .05 under COMAR 15.01.05 Cost-Sharing—Water Pollution Control Program. This action, which was proposed for adoption in 48:1 Md. R. 19—20 (January 4, 2021), has been adopted as proposed. Effective Date: May 17, 2021.