Article - Environment
(a) Subject to the provisions of this section, the Department may issue a discharge permit if the Department finds that the discharge meets:
(1) All applicable State and federal water quality standards and effluent limitations; and
(2) All other requirements of this subtitle.
(b) Before issuing a discharge permit, the Department shall comply with the provisions of Title 1, Subtitle 6 of this article.
(c) The information meeting required by Title 1, Subtitle 6 of this article shall be held in the geographical area that will be most directly affected if the discharge permit is issued.
(d) The Department shall give public notice of each application for a discharge permit as required by Title 1, Subtitle 6 of this article, and by making available to the public appropriate documents, permit applications, supporting material, plans, and other relevant information.