Water Pollution Control and Abatement (Maryland)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

EZFeed Policy

Place Maryland

Applies to States or Provinces Maryland
Name Water Pollution Control and Abatement (Maryland)
Policy Category Other Policy
Policy Type Environmental Regulations
Affected Technologies Biomass/Biogas, Coal with CCS, Natural Gas, Nuclear
Active Policy Yes
Implementing Sector State/Province

Primary Website http://www.mde.state.md.us/programs/Permits/WaterManagementPermits/Pages/Permits/WaterManagementPermits/index.aspx

Last Review 2014-09-15


The Department of the Environment is responsible for protecting the water quality of the state and enacting regulations to prevent and mitigate water pollution. The Water Management Administration (WMA) issues permits to protect Maryland’s water resources by controlling industrial and municipal wastewater discharges. Surface water discharges are regulated through combined State and federal permits under the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES). Groundwater discharges are regulated through State issued groundwater permits. Section 9-301 of the Environment Article in the Annotated Code of Maryland contains provisions for water use and monitoring programs and discharge permits.

Policy Contact

Department Maryland Department of the Environment
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, 4-401 et seq. and 9-301 et seq., Annotated Code of Maryland

Authority 2: COMAR 26.08

Authority 3: COMAR 26.17.03