11.03.02.06

.06 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 by COMAR 26.08.03, whichever is the most stringent. At the earliest feasible planning stage, any proposed development shall be coordinated with the Administration in compliance with the Chesapeake Bay Critical Area Commission (COMAR 27.01).

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 interfere 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 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 Sewage, Storm Drainage, and Industrial Waste System Pollution.

(1) A person, whether on or off premises under the jurisdiction of the Administration, may not introduce or permit to be introduced into any sanitary sewage and industrial waste or storm sewage system under the jurisdiction of the Administration, any deleterious substance which is injurious to human, plant, or animal life, or property, or which unreasonably interferes with the conduct of business at the Airport, or which in any way interferes with the maintenance or operation of the Airport. The types and permissible quantities of discharge shall be governed by the sewage discharge standards for sanitary sewage and industrial waste and storm sewage systems applicable at the time, as promulgated by the United States Environmental Protection Agency or COMAR 26.04.01—.03, whichever is the most stringent. This discharge shall be drained only into sewage receptacles provided for this purpose and disposed of in a manner approved by the Administration.

(2) A person may not deposit, discharge, or permit the discharge or disposal of oil in any manner into the storm drainage system at the Airport.

(3) A person may not deposit, throw, or discharge garbage or food containers of any kind into the storm drainage system at the Airport.

(4) A person may not place, discharge, or permit the placement or discharge of industrial waste in any manner into the storm drainage system at the Airport.

(5) A person may not apply, discharge, or deposit toxic materials from any source into the storm drainage system at the Airport, unless this application, discharge, or deposit meets all industrial waste requirements of the Water Resources Administration and of the Environmental Protection Agency.

D. Washing Vehicles and Equipment.

(1) No person other than an employee of the Administration or an Airport tenant may use the vehicle and equipment wash area at the Airport.

(2) A person may not wash or clean a personal vehicle at the Airport vehicle and equipment wash area.

(3) A person may not use the Airport vehicle and equipment wash area unless the following action is taken:

(a) All waste is disposed of in the trash container provided;

(b) No materials are left on the ramp area;

(c) Mud, dirt, and other refuse washed from a vehicle or equipment are thoroughly flushed down the open drain;

(d) The area is kept neat and presentable at all times.

(4) A person may not deposit, discharge, or permit the discharge or disposal of oil in any manner into the drain system at the Airport vehicle and equipment wash area.

(5) A person may not deposit, throw, or discharge garbage or food containers of any manner into the drain system at the Airport vehicle and equipment wash area.

(6) A person may not place, discharge, or permit the placement or discharge of industrial waste in any manner into the drain system at the Airport vehicle and equipment wash area.

E. Health Laws. A person, whether on or off the Airport, may not engage in activities affecting the Airport involving food and beverage service, drinking water service, handling, storage, or disposal of water or refuse, or any other activity having a potentially deleterious effect on food quality, water quality, air quality, or sanitary sewage and industrial waste or storm sewage systems, unless this person fully complies with the applicable health laws and regulations of the United States and 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 shall provide service on or for the Airport or any aircraft.

(2) A person may not design or construct any establishment for the conduct of food or beverage service at the Airport other than according to the regulations of the Maryland Department of Health.

G. Aircraft Drinking Water.

(1) A person may not operate a water piping system in aircraft servicing areas unless the system is under adequate positive pressure at all times with a vacuum break to prevent siphoning. There may not be cross-connections between the potable water system and a system of questionable quality. All drinking and culinary water used in connection with the operation of aircraft in interstate, intrastate, or foreign commerce shall come from sources approved by the United States Public Health Service and the Maryland Department of the Environment. The installation of all aircraft water piping systems shall comply with the requirements established by these agencies.

(2) A person may not use hoses to deliver potable water to aircraft, unless these hoses are constructed of the material and stored and handled in the manner prescribed by the United States Public Health Service.

H. Aircraft Toilet Waste.

(1) No person at the Airport may discharge the sewage accumulated in the fixed waste retention tank aboard an aircraft other than through a flexible hose, with a water-type connection to a portable water-type tank; and no person may flush the retention tank by direct connection to the portable water distribution system at the Airport.

(2) A person may not remove a toilet waste bucket from an aircraft, unless the contents are enclosed or covered while being transported to the Airport sanitary disposal facility for emptying and cleaning.

(3) A person may not use a water hydrant at the Airport to service a toilet waste truck or cart.

(4) A person may not operate at the Airport an aircraft soil discharge line or soil tank servicing equipment unless all connections are equipped with positive seals to prevent spillage.

(5) A person may not operate a defective aircraft soil discharge valve or defective soil tank servicing equipment at the Airport. When a defect in the valve or equipment results in soil spillage, the aircraft or equipment owner or operator shall immediately clean and decontaminate the equipment and ground area soiled. The defective components shall be repaired or replaced before the discharge valve or servicing equipment is placed back in service.

(6) A person may not operate a toilet waste tank truck at the Airport unless, upon notification by the Administration, the person makes all alterations to this truck as the Administration deems necessary for the sanitary operation of the aircraft toilet waste disposal system.

I. Aircraft and Airport Solid Waste.

(1) A person may not supply or maintain receptacles at the Airport for the storage of aircraft galley paper and liquid waste or for the storage of garbage and solid waste accumulating from operations in aircraft servicing areas, unless these receptacles are covered, leakproof, fly-tight, metal roll-away containers, or other approved types of metal packer loading containers. Containers shall be emptied not less than once daily at the Airport sanitary disposal facility. If the containers are located in aircraft servicing areas, they shall be secured so as not to create a safety hazard.

(2) A person may not supply or maintain garbage and solid waste containers in the terminal building areas unless the same are of a type and design approved by the Administration, with the design compatible to the use and location, so as to preclude odor, insects, and vermin.

(3) A person may not use open drums or containers for storage of garbage or solid waste at the Airport.

(4) A person may not improperly use or keep at the Airport any receptacle, including rubber tires, that holds water and is conducive to insect or rodent harborage or breeding.

(5) A person may not dispose of waste paper or other rubbish at the Airport unless precaution is taken to prevent this paper or other rubbish from blowing onto the air operations area.

J. Waste Removal.

(1) A person may not conduct waste removal services at the Airport without a permit from the Administration and written approval from the Maryland Department of the Environment as to the suitability of the waste removal vehicle.

(2) A person may not operate a vehicle for hauling trash, dirt, or any other waste materials at the Airport unless this vehicle is constructed so as to prevent the contents from dropping, sifting, leaking, or otherwise escaping.

(3) A person may not maintain waste, trash, or garbage compactors or containers at the Airport other than at locations approved by the Administration. All these locations shall be kept clean and sanitary at all times by the person in charge.

(4) A person may not place in receptacles provided by the Administration waste originating from other than normal operations of Administrative offices and terminal facilities at the Airport. Used tires, mufflers, tailpipes, and used oil or other liquids are included in this prohibition and will not be removed by Administration personnel. Private waste collection and removal services shall be hired for this purpose, subject to the requirements of §J(1) and (2), above.

K. Sanitation.

(1) A person may not dispose of garbage, papers, solid waste, or other forms of trash at the Airport, including cigarettes, cigars, and matches, except in receptacles provided for this purpose.

(2) A person may not dump or dispose of any fill or building material at the Airport, or in any body of water or drainage ditch serving the Airport, unless authorized by the Administration and then only in those areas and under those conditions as are specifically designated by the Airport Director.

(3) A person may not place any foreign object in any plumbing fixture of a comfort station, terminal building, hangar, or other building on the Airport.

(4) A person may not enter or work about any building at the Airport with bare feet.