26.10.01.02

.02 Prohibition Against Oil Pollution.

A. A person may not pump, discharge, spill, throw, drain, deposit, or cause to be deposited, oil or other matter containing oil into, near, or in an area likely to pollute, waters of the State.

B. A person may not pump, discharge, deposit or cause to be deposited, bilge or ballast water, or water from any receptacle containing oil, in a manner by which oil may escape into, or in an area likely to pollute, waters of the State.

C. A person violating these prohibitions is subject to sanctions under Environment Article, §4-417, Annotated Code of Maryland, in addition to the permit and license modification, suspension, or revocation proceeding and in addition to any other sanctions provided by law.

D. A person is exempted from the prohibitions in §§A and B of this regulation if there is an emergency imperiling life or property, unavoidable accident, collision, or stranding, and the person has been authorized by the Department to remove an oil discharge from waters of the State.