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§ 3-127. Rules and regulations relating to internal affairs of Service, projects

West's Annotated Code of MarylandNatural ResourcesEffective: October 1, 2009

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Natural Resources
Title 3. Environmental Programs (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 1. Maryland Environmental Service (Refs & Annos)
Effective: October 1, 2009
MD Code, Natural Resources, § 3-127
§ 3-127. Rules and regulations relating to internal affairs of Service, projects
Power of Service to adopt rules and regulations
(a) Except as otherwise provided by this subtitle, the Service may adopt, formulate, revise, and enforce rules and regulations necessary for the regulation of its internal affairs and for the use and operation of its projects, and of any other laws the administration of which is vested in the Service. A rule or regulation concerning the use or operation of a project may not conflict with any rule, regulation, permit, or hauler certificate of the Department of the Environment. The Service may limit or regulate water supply or liquid waste service, refuse collection, disposal service, and storm and surface water drainage service, in any area or to any premises served by Service projects, as the exigencies of the occasion and the protection of its systems require. The Service may adopt lawful and reasonable regulations it considers necessary for the public's health and safety, comfort, and convenience in the construction, operation, maintenance, expansion, relocation, replacement, renovation, and repair of its water supply, wastewater purification, solid waste disposal, and energy projects.
Application of Administrative Procedure Act
(b) Rules and regulations shall be approved by the Board and adopted under the provisions of the Administrative Procedure Act,1 except when necessary for the immediate preservation of the public health and safety and except for emergency provisions required to protect Service projects.
Regulations by Service have effect of law
(c) Any regulation adopted by the Service under this section has the effect of law.


Added by Acts 1973, 1st Sp. Sess., c. 4, § 1, eff. Jan. 1, 1974. Amended by Acts 1982, c. 301, § 2; Acts 1987, c. 306, § 3; Acts 1989, c. 815; Acts 1993, c. 196, § 1; Acts 2009, c. 183, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2009.
Formerly Art. 33B, § 25.


State Government § 10-101 et seq.
MD Code, Natural Resources, § 3-127, MD NAT RES § 3-127
Current through legislation effective through May 9, 2024, from the 2024 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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