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MDHB78PassAltering the criteria for determining the use of funds in the Bay Restoration Fund for certain purposes in certain fiscal years to include climate resiliency and flood control; and specifying that certain grants to certain local governments may be us...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 44
MDSB840PassAltering the definition of "expanded polystyrene food service product" to exclude certain egg cartons shipped into the State for packaging or cartons of eggs that have been packaged within the State for sale within the State.
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 472
MDHB1035PassExpanding the authorized uses of the Bay Restoration Fund to include certain costs associated with the connection of a property using an on-site sewage disposal system to an existing municipal wastewater facility that has signed a funding agreement ...
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 413
MDHB1442PassAltering the definition of "expanded polystyrene food service product" to exclude certain egg cartons shipped into the State for packaging or cartons of eggs that have been packaged within the State for sale within the State.
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2020-05-08
Enacted under Article II, Section 17(c) of the Maryland Constitution - Chapter 471
MDHB836EngrossRequiring the Department of the Environment to monitor effluent discharged from sewage treatment plants and evaluate whether the effluent impacts midge populations in the surrounding land and water areas; and requiring the Department to report to the...
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2020-03-17
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDHB890EngrossRequiring certain producers or a representative organization to submit a plan for the establishment of a Paint Stewardship Program to the Department of the Environment on or before January 1, 2021, and in accordance with certain requirements; requiri...
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2020-03-17
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB254EngrossProhibiting an individual from engaging in the business of inspecting an on-site sewage disposal system unless the person holds a certain inspection license issued by the Department of the Environment on or after July 1, 2021; requiring the Departmen...
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2020-03-16
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDSB323EngrossRequiring the Department of the Environment to consider and, as appropriate and to the extent consistent with State and federal law, use certain supplemental environmental projects as part of a settlement or enforcement action concerning an alleged v...
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2020-03-16
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDHB179IntroAltering the definition of "recyclable materials" under the Maryland Recycling Act to exclude incinerator ash; and repealing the authority of a county to utilize a resource recovery facility to meet 5% of the waste reduction required to be achieved t...
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2020-03-15
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation
MDHB1452EngrossRequiring the Office of Recycling in the Department of the Environment to promote the development of markets for recycled materials and recycled products in the State in a certain manner; requiring that the annual Maryland solid waste management and ...
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2020-03-13
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDHB1128IntroRequiring a person seeking a certain water quality certification to submit a request to the Department of the Environment; requiring that a request for a water quality certification include certain information concerning the potential environmental i...
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2020-03-12
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation; Withdrawn
MDHB1416IntroRequiring a supplier of water to inspect certain valves in a public water system in a certain manner, repair or replace certain valves, inspect certain fire hydrants, formulate and implement a certain plan, identify the locations of certain valves, a...
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2020-03-12
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation
MDHB1312IntroProhibiting the Department of the Environment from issuing certain discharge permits to a person for a new industrial poultry operation or for the purpose of extending or expanding an industrial poultry operation in operation on or before September 3...
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2020-03-12
Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation
MDSB928IntroOn or after October 1, 2021, prohibiting the Department of the Environment from approving coverage under a concentrated animal feeding operation (CAFO) Discharge permit for a certain CAFO, unless the permit applicant submits a certain manure transpor...
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2020-03-03
Unfavorable Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs; Withdrawn
MDHB165IntroEstablishing a solar photovoltaic recycling fee; requiring a person installing a solar electric generating facility in the State to pay the fee beginning October 1, 2020; establishing the Solar Photovoltaic Recycling Fund; requiring 20% of the first ...
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2020-03-02
Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters
MDHB1643IntroRequiring the Department of the Environment, in consultation with the Maryland Environmental Service, to establish a grant program to assist counties with certain costs associated with the collection, recycling, and composting of organics and other c...
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2020-02-26
To House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee
MDHB1547IntroRequiring a producer of synthetic turf and turf infill, on or before January 1, 2021, to individually or as part of a stewardship organization submit a synthetic turf and turf infill stewardship plan to the Department of the Environment for review an...
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2020-02-25
Unfavorable Report by Economic Matters
MDHB13EngrossProhibiting a person from knowingly and intentionally releasing or causing to be released, or organizing the release of, a certain balloon into the atmosphere; authorizing the Department to delegate certain enforcement authority to a certain unit, of...
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2020-02-21
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB495EngrossExpanding the authorized uses of the Bay Restoration Fund to include certain costs associated with the connection of a property using an on-site sewage disposal system to an existing municipal wastewater facility that has signed a funding agreement w...
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2020-02-21
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDSB955IntroProhibiting the State from entering into an agreement that waives the State's authority under § 401 of the federal Clean Water Act as part of exercising the State's authority and carrying out the State's duties under the federal Clean Water Act and ...
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2020-02-16
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB172EngrossAltering the criteria for determining the use of funds in the Bay Restoration Fund for certain purposes in certain fiscal years to include climate resiliency and flood control; and specifying that certain grants to certain local governments may be us...
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2020-02-14
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDSB28EngrossProhibiting a person who is at least 13 years old, a corporation, a partnership, an association, a nonprofit entity, the State, or any unit or political subdivision of the State from knowingly and intentionally releasing or causing to be released, or...
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2020-02-12
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDHB1465IntroProhibiting the State from entering into an agreement that waives the State's authority under § 401 of the federal Clean Water Act as part of exercising the State's authority and carrying out the State's duties under the federal Clean Water Act and ...
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2020-02-10
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDHB1538IntroRequiring, beginning on January 1, 2021, a waste hauler to report on a semiannual basis to the Department of the Environment on certain information regarding waste collected or hauled; requiring a waste hauler to keep a copy of the report for at leas...
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2020-02-10
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDSB730IntroProhibiting, on or after October 1, 2021, a person from selling or offering for sale coal tar pavement products or from applying coal tar pavement products to a pavement or a similar surface; and establishing a civil penalty not to exceed $500 for a ...
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2020-02-06
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB841IntroProhibiting the Department of the Environment from issuing certain discharge permits to a person for a new industrial poultry operation or for the purpose of extending or expanding an industrial poultry operation in operation on or before September 3...
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2020-02-06
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDHB987IntroRequiring an owner, an operator, or a manager of a hotel to provide recycling for the guests of the hotel and recycle certain materials on or before October 1, 2021; requiring the recycling be carried out in accordance with a certain recycling plan; ...
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2020-02-06
To House Economic Matters Committee
MDHB988IntroRequiring a certain business to submit a certain recycling report to a certain county on or before March 1 each year; specifying the contents of the recycling report; establishing a certain penalty for a violation of the Act; providing for the enforc...
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2020-02-06
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDHB1032IntroProhibiting the Secretary of the Environment from issuing a permit to install, materially alter, or materially extend incinerators; prohibiting a person that stores scrap tires from returning the scrap tires to the marketplace for use as artificial t...
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2020-02-06
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDHB824IntroRequiring the Department of the Environment to establish a beverage container deposit program on or before September 1, 2021; establishing the Advisory Commission to Develop a Beverage Container Deposit Program; requiring the Advisory Commission to d...
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2020-02-05
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDSB671IntroRequiring the Comptroller to set aside and deposit into a certain separate account in the Bay Restoration Fund $25,000,000 from certain Bay Restoration Fees in fiscal year 2021 and each fiscal year thereafter; authorizing the use of certain funds in ...
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2020-02-05
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB820IntroRequiring a supplier of water to inspect certain valves in a public water system in a certain manner, repair or replace certain valves, inspect certain fire hydrants, formulate and implement a certain plan, identify the locations of certain valves, a...
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2020-02-05
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDSB891IntroRequiring the Department of the Environment to develop certain guidelines for solar panel stewardship programs to ensure the environmentally sound recycling of out-of-service solar panels and their components; requiring the Department to adopt certai...
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2020-02-05
To Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
MDHB553IntroProhibiting, on or after October 1, 2021, a person from selling or offering for sale coal tar pavement products or from applying coal tar pavement products to a pavement or a similar surface; and establishing a civil penalty not to exceed $500 for a ...
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2020-01-30
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDHB589IntroRequiring a certain person that generates food residuals to separate the food residuals from other solid waste and ensure that the food residuals are diverted from final disposal in a refuse disposal system in a certain manner; applying the requireme...
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2020-01-30
To House Environment and Transportation Committee
MDSB19IntroRequiring the University of Maryland Extension to provide a dedicated extension agent to assist individuals with the adoption of management-intensive farming and grazing practices; requiring the Governor to provide at least $500,000 each year to supp...
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2020-01-27
Unfavorable Report by Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs; Withdrawn
MDHB296IntroProhibiting, beginning January 1, 2021, a food service business from providing a single-use plastic straw to a customer dining in the food service business unless the customer requests a straw; and applying the Act.
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2020-01-24
To House Economic Matters Committee
MDHB354IntroProhibiting an owner, an operator, or a manager of a lodging establishment from providing a certain personal cleansing product in a certain small plastic bottle under certain circumstances; authorizing an owner, an operator, or a manager of a lodging...
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2020-01-24
To House Economic Matters Committee
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