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26.11.05.00.htm 26.11.05.00. Title 26 DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT Subtitle 11 AIR QUALITY Chapter 05 Air Pollution Episode System Authority: Environment Article, Title 2, Annotated Code of Maryland
26.11.05.01.htm 26.11.05.01. 01 Definitions.. A. "Air Stagnation Advisory (ASA) means a forecasted atmospheric stagnation that is expected to last 36 hours or more.B. "Atmospheric stagnation" means a measure of the inability of the atmosphere to adequately dilute and disperse pollutants emitted into it, based on values of specific meteorological parameters of the microscale, mesoscale, and macroscale features, and which satisfies the criteria established by the National Meteorological Center set forth in Envi
26.11.05.02.htm 26.11.05.02. 02 General Requirements.. A. An air pollution episode system establishes standards and procedures to be followed whenever pollution of the air has the potential of reaching an emergency condition if allowed to go unchecked.B. Whenever the Governor, the Secretary, or the Secretary's designee determines that the accumulation of air pollution may attain, is attaining, or has attained a level or levels considered injurious to human health, conditions of air pollution desig
26.11.05.03.htm 26.11.05.03. 03 Air Pollution Episode Criteria.. A. A condition justifying the proclamation of a Standby Watch, Health Advisory, Alert, Warning, or Emergency shall be deemed to exist whenever the Governor, the Secretary, or the Secretary's designee determines that the accumulation of air pollutants in any place, locality, county, or other area in the State may attain, is attaining, or has attained levels which, if sustained or exceeded, would lead to a threat to the health of the public. In mak
26.11.05.04.htm 26.11.05.04. 04 Standby Emission Reduction Plans.. A. When requested by the Department, any person responsible for the operation of an installation specifically identified in Table I, II, or III of this chapter shall prepare in writing, standby emission reduction plans, consistent with good industrial practice and safe operating procedures, for reducing emissions creating air pollution during periods of Alert, Warning, and Emergency. Standby emission reduction plans shall
26.11.05.05.htm 26.11.05.05. 05 Control Requirements and Standby Orders.. The following are standby orders which are hereby established according to specific action stages of the Air Pollution Episode System which may be deemed appropriate for use by the Secretary or the Governor upon the declaration that the specified stage has been reached. When announced by the Secretary or the Governor, through public communications media or otherwise, that the specified stage of the Air Pollution Episode S
26.11.05.06.htm 26.11.05.06. 06 Tables.. A. Table I EMISSION REDUCTION OBJECTIVES FOR THE ALERT STAGE*. Source of Emissions. Alert Stage Actions. 1) Coal or oil-fired electrical power generating facilities. a) Substantial reduction of emissions by utilizing fuels having low ash and sulfur content (use gaseous fuels where possible) b) Substantial reduction of emissions by diverting loads to electric power generating facilities outside of Alert area2) Coal or oil-fired steam producing facilities ha
26.11.05.9999.htm 26.11.05.9999. Administrative History Effective date: July 18, 1980 (7:12 Md. R. 1148). For the history of this subtitle before June 18, 1980, see the Administrative History of COMAR 26.11.01.Tables codified as Regulation .06 ―. Chapter recodified from COMAR 10.18.05 to COMAR 26.11.05. Regulation .01 amended effective June 18, 1990 (17:9 Md. R. 1092). Regulation .02B, C amended effective June 18, 1990 (17:9 Md. R. 1092). Regulation .03A amended effective June 18, 1990 (17:9 Md. R. 1092).
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