Maryland Radiation Act (Maryland)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

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Place Maryland

Applies to States or Provinces Maryland
Name Maryland Radiation Act (Maryland)
Policy Category Other Policy
Policy Type Safety and Operational Guidelines
Affected Technologies Nuclear
Active Policy Yes
Implementing Sector State/Province

Program Administrator Maryland Department of the Environment
Primary Website

Last Review 2014-09-15


The policy of the state is to provide for the constructive use of radiation and control radiation emissions. This legislation authorizes the Department of the Environment to develop comprehensive programs and policies to manage radiation risks, review radiation source plans and applications, and conduct inspections to determine radiation hazards. Local regulations enacted by a county, municipality, or a board of health are permitted as long as they are consistent with state law and regulations. A Radiation Control Advisory Board is established within the Department to aid the Department's efforts under this legislation. This legislation contains additional information on the regulation of radiation sources, low-level radioactive waste disposal, and enforcement.

Policy Contact

Department Maryland Department of the Environment
Division Radiation Control Advisory Board
Address 1800 Washington Boulevard
Place Baltimore, Maryland
Zip/Postal Code 21230
Phone (410) 537-3000

Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: Environment Article, 8, Annotated Code of Maryland

Authority 2: COMAR 26.12