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26.08.03.00.htm 26.08.03.00. Title 26 DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT Subtitle 08 WATER POLLUTION Chapter 03 Discharge Limitations Authority: Environment Article, §9-313―9-316, 9-319, 9-320―9-325, and 9-328, Annotated Code of Maryland
26.08.03.01.htm 26.08.03.01. 01 Effluent Limitations.. A. Prohibited Discharges. The following discharges to the waters of this State are prohibited:. 1) The discharge of any wastes or waste waters regardless of volume unless:. a) Authorized by a discharge permit, or. b) Subject to control or modification required by a schedule of compliance established by this State;2) The discharge of any pollutant in toxic amounts including:. a) Substances which accumulate to toxic amounts during the expected life of
26.08.03.02.htm 26.08.03.02. 02 Use of Toxic Substances for Aquatic Life Management Purposes.. A. Scope. Any person who adds toxic substances to the waters of this State for aquatic life management purposes shall be governed by this regulation.B. Restrictions on Use.. 1) Toxic substances may not be applied to, discharged to, or deposited in the waters of this State in any way unless:a) The application, discharge, or deposit meets all of the requirements imposed by this regulation; and
26.08.03.03.htm 26.08.03.03. 03 Water Quality Impact Assessment for Thermal Discharges.. A. Purpose. This regulation specifies procedures for compliance with Maryland water quality standards for thermal discharges and describes the factors, criteria, and standards for the establishment of alternate thermal effluent limitations under the Federal Act, §316(a) in permits issued under the Environment Article, Title 9, Subtitle 3, Annotated Code of Maryland, and this chapter.B. Definition. For purpos
26.08.03.04.htm 26.08.03.04. 04 Representative Important Species.. Representative important species (RIS) are those species selected by the applicant and approved by the Department that exhibit one or more of the following characteristics:A. Species that are sensitive to adverse harm from operations of the facility (for example, heat-sensitive species)B. Species that use the local area as spawning or nursery grounds, or both, including those species that migrate past the facility to spawn;
26.08.03.05.htm 26.08.03.05. 05 Cooling Water Intake Structures.. A. The location, design, construction, and capacity of cooling water intake structures shall reflect the best technology available (BTA) for minimizing adverse environmental impact.B. The determination of BTA for minimizing adverse environmental impact shall consider the effect of:1) Impingement loss as determined in §D of this regulation; and. 2) Entrainment loss as determined in §E of this regulation.. C. Unless otherwise direc
26.08.03.06.htm 26.08.03.06. 06 Chlorine Discharges.. A. Biocide Residual Levels. Biocide residual levels shall be controlled in the effluents discharged to all surface waters of this State.B. Use Designations III and III-P.. 1) Except as provided in §B(2) of this regulation, the Department may not issue a permit allowing the use of chlorine or chlorine-containing compounds in the treatment of wastewaters discharging to Use III and Use III-P waters.2) Chlorine or chlorine-containing compounds may b
26.08.03.07.htm 26.08.03.07. 07 Control of the Discharge of Toxic Substances to Surface Waters.. A. General.. 1) The Department shall adopt toxic substance criteria for any substance that the Department determines could reasonably be expected to interfere with designated uses.2) If a discharge of a toxic substance not identified in COMAR 26.08.02 occurs, the Department may:. a) Adopt a water quality criterion for the toxic substance in accordance with the emergency regulation procedure under State
26.08.03.08.htm 26.08.03.08. 08 Remining.. A. Purpose. This regulation establishes the criteria under which the Department shall determine:. 1) That an application for a coal remining NPDES permit has the potential to improve water quality as required under §301 of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (33 U.S.C. §1311)2) If an applicant for an NPDES permit to discharge pollutants from coal remining qualifies for a variance from the State water quality standards; and3) The appropriate efflue
26.08.03.09.htm 26.08.03.09. 09 Animal Feeding Operations.. A. Animal Feeding Operation Size Categories.. 1) A large, medium, or small AFO is an AFO housing the number of animals or with the total house capacity identified in the column labeled large, medium, or small, respectively, in Table 1.2) The number of animals or, for dry manure chicken operations, house capacity shall be based on:. a) The total at the site; or. b) For adjacent sites involving any common ownership or operation, the comb
26.08.03.9999.htm 26.08.03.9999. Administrative History Effective date: September 1, 1974 (1:1 Md. R. 33). COMAR 10.50.01.05, .06, and .13 recodified to COMAR 26.08.03.01, .02, and .03, respectively. Regulation .01 amended effective November 5, 1984 (11:22 Md. R. 1899). Regulation .02 amended effective November 5, 1984 (11:22 Md. R. 1899). Regulation .02C amended effective May 18, 1979 (6:10 Md. R. 841). Regulation .03 adopted effective May 19, 1978 (5:10 Md. R. 777) ―.
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