11.03.01.07

.07 Environmental Protection and Public Health.

A. Water Pollution. A person may not introduce or permit to be introduced into any water system or any surface or underground water at the Airport any organic or inorganic matter or deleterious substance which is injurious to human, plant, animal, fish, or other life or property. The types of permissible quantities of discharge shall be governed by the then applicable water discharge standards as promulgated by the United States Environmental Protection Agency under the Federal Water Pollution Control Act of 1972, or under any amendment or successor legislation to it, or as established by State statute or by COMAR 26.08.03, whichever is the most stringent.

B. Air Pollution.

(1) A person may not introduce or permit to be introduced into the atmosphere at the Airport any air contaminants or combinations of them by burning or otherwise which are injurious to human, plant, or animal life or property, or which in any way interferes with the operation of aircraft on the ground or in the air. The types and permissible quantities of discharge into the air shall be governed by the atmospheric discharge standards applicable at the time, as promulgated by the United States Environmental Protection Agency under the Federal Clean Air Act of 1970, or under any amendment or successor legislation to it, or as established by State statute or by COMAR 26.11.06, whichever is the most stringent.

(2) A person may not operate a motor vehicle, and the owner of a motor vehicle may not permit it to be operated, upon the air operations area unless the engine power and exhaust mechanism is equipped, adjusted, and operated in accordance with COMAR 11.14.02.

C. Sanitary Sewerage, Storm Drainage, and Industrial Waste System. The control of pollutants entering the sanitary sewerage, storm drainage, and industrial waste systems is governed by COMAR 26.04.01--26.04.03.

D. Washing Vehicles and Equipment.

(1) The Administration maintains an airfield vehicle and equipment wash facility at the Airport.

(2) The vehicle and equipment wash facility drain is connected to a fuel and oil separator to eliminate contaminants from storm water drains. It is the only location on the Airport which is approved for washing vehicles and equipment.

(3) Anyone using the Airport vehicle and equipment wash area shall ensure that all waste is disposed of in the trash container provided. Materials may not be left on the ramp area; mud, dirt, and other refuse washed from a vehicle or equipment shall be thoroughly flushed down the open drain; and the area shall be kept neat and presentable.

(4) Discharge of oil, garbage, trash, and industrial waste into the drain system at the Airport vehicle and equipment wash area is prohibited.

E. Health Laws. All food and beverage services and related activities shall be carried out in full compliance with federal laws and regulations and in compliance with Health-General Article, Title 21, Subtitles 2--10, Annotated Code of Maryland.

F. Food and Beverage Service, and Related Activities.

(1) Only fully licensed food and beverage services are allowed to provide service on or for the Airport or any aircraft.

(2) Only establishments designed and constructed in accordance with State health laws and regulations are permitted to provide food and beverage services.

(3) Any food or beverage which has been subject to possible contamination shall be disposed of immediately. Disposal of any food or beverage shall be in an approved disposal system.

G. Aircraft Drinking Water.

(1) All aircraft water sources and piping systems shall meet the requirements of the Federal Public Health Service and COMAR 26.04.01.

(2) Aircraft drinking water may be used only for drinking and cooking. All other uses are prohibited.

H. Aircraft Toilet Waste.

(1) Sewage accumulated in aircraft waste retention tanks shall be emptied using a flexible hose. All hose connections and the container into which sewage is emptied shall be water-tight.

(2) In the event of a sewage spill, all contaminated equipment and areas shall be decontaminated in compliance with COMAR 26.04.01. Defective equipment may not be reused until repaired. Decontamination and repair are the responsibilities of the aircraft or equipment owner or operator.

(3) All waste receptacles shall be closed or covered when transported to the sanitary disposal building.

(4) Toilet waste shall be disposed of at the sanitary disposal building.

(5) Flushing, cleaning all waste tanks and receptacles, and filling rinse compartments shall be performed at the Airport sanitary disposal building.

(6) Water hydrants may not be used to service toilet waste trucks or carts.

(7) Toilet waste tank trucks may not enter any building other than the sanitary disposal building. Buildings leased by the truck's owner are excepted from this prohibition.

(8) All toilet waste tank trucks shall be approved by the Administration.

I. Aircraft and Airport Solid Waste.

(1) All solid waste containers shall be approved by the Administration.

(2) All solid waste containers shall be emptied at least once daily at the sanitary disposal building.

(3) Open solid waste containers are specifically prohibited.

(4) Airport tenants or users may not permit trash or rubbish to be placed within the air operations area except in authorized trash receptacles.

J. Waste Removal.

(1) Waste removal services require:

(a) A permit from the Administration; and

(b) Written approval from the Maryland Department of the Environment authorizing the use of a particular vehicle. Unauthorized vehicles are specifically prohibited.

(2) Solid waste collection areas and containers shall be approved by the Administration.

(3) Solid waste containers and areas provided by the Administration are designed for normal office waste. Extraordinary waste such as vehicle parts, construction debris, and used lubricants shall be removed by private contractors and in accordance with §J(1) and (2) of this regulation and federal and State laws and regulations.

K. Quarantine. Federal and State laws and regulations prevail in all cases of human and animal quarantine action.

L. Occupational Safety Noise Levels. The Administration shall adhere to all noise-related safety requirements as promulgated in COMAR 26.02.03.