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§ 4-801. Definitions

West's Annotated Code of MarylandEnvironmentEffective: October 1, 2019

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Title 4. Water Management (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 8. Report on Environmental Violations (Refs & Annos)
Effective: October 1, 2019
MD Code, Environment, § 4-801
§ 4-801. Definitions
In general
(a) In this subtitle the following words have the meanings indicated.
Compliance assistance
(b) “Compliance assistance” means an action taken by a jurisdiction with delegated authority under Subtitle 1 of this title that:
(1) Corrects a violation before a formal enforcement action is necessary; or
(2) Was voluntarily taken to prevent future violations.
Critical Area
(c) “Critical Area” has the meaning stated in § 8-1802 of the Natural Resources Article.
Sensitive area
(d)(1) “Sensitive area” means an area of critical concern.
(2) “Sensitive area” includes:
(i) Buffers, as defined in COMAR;
(ii) Habitat protection areas, as defined in COMAR;
(iii) Modified buffer areas, as defined in COMAR;
(iv) Nontidal wetlands, as defined in COMAR;
(v) Tidal wetlands, as defined in COMAR;
(vi) 100-year floodplains, as defined in COMAR; and
(vii) Stream buffers, as defined in COMAR


Added by Acts 2019, c. 517, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2019; Acts 2019, c. 518, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2019.
MD Code, Environment, § 4-801, MD ENVIR § 4-801
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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