Departmental Proposed and Emergency Regulations

The following outlines current “Notices of Proposed Action” for proposed regulations pending public comment and proposed emergency regulations pending approval that have been requested by the Maryland Secretary of Agriculture and published in the Maryland Register. Click on any of the headlines listed below to read the proposed regulations in their entirety. The contact information and deadline for submitting comments is also included below.  

Notice of Proposed Action

The following notice was published in the March 30, 2018 Maryland Register​ (p. 378)
The Secretary of Agriculture proposes to adopt COMAR 15.01.13; Supervision and Review of Decisions and Actions of Units Within the Department. 

The following notice was published in the March 30, 2018 Maryland Register​ (p. 379)
The Secretary of Agriculture proposes to repeal Regulation .17 F under COMAR 15.15.01 Guidelines for the Maryland Agricultural Land Preservation Program.

The following notice was published in the March 30, 2018 Maryland Register​ (p. 380)
The Secretary of Agriculture proposes to amend Regulations .03 B and .05 E under COMAR 15.15.13 Guidelines for Forest Easement Overlays. 

The following notice was published in the March 30, 2018 Maryland Register​ (p. 380)
The Secretary of Agriculture proposes to adopt new Regulations .01 - .05 under a new chapter, COMAR 15.15.16 Guidelines for Granting Overlay Easements and Rights-of-Way. ​

The following notice was published in the February 16, 2018 Maryland Register​ (p. 217)
The Secretary of Agriculture proposes to adopt new Regulations .01—.09 under a new chapter, COMAR Animal Shelters — Minimum Standards of Care. More details

The following notice was published in the February 16, 2018 Maryland Register​ (p. 220)
The Secretary of Agriculture proposes to amend Regulation .06 under COMAR 15.06.04 Regulation of Invasive Plants. More details

​Proposed Emergency Regulations 

The following notice was published in the September 29, 2017 Maryland Register​ (p. 944)
The Joint Committee on Administrative, Executive, and Legislative Review has granted emergency status to new Regulations .01-.07 under COMAR 15.01.12 Food Donation Pilot Program. Emergency status began: September 8, 2017. Emergency status expires: January 3, 2018. More details​.

Notices of Final Action

Note: Notices of Final Action will stay on this page for six months. After that, all state regulations can be viewed at the Code of Maryla​nd Regulations (COMAR) site.