Home Table of Contents

§ 8-701. Definitions

West's Annotated Code of MarylandAgriculture

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Title 8. Soil Conservation (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 7. Cost Sharing--Water Pollution Control (Refs & Annos)
MD Code, Agriculture, § 8-701
§ 8-701. Definitions
In General
(a) In this subtitle the following words have the meanings indicated.
Best management practice
(b) “Best management practice” means a conservation or pollution control practice that manages soil loss due to farming practices or manages nutrients, animal wastes, or agricultural chemicals so as to minimize movement into the surface waters of the State.
Eligible cost
(c) “Eligible cost” means a capital expenditure for installing, purchasing, or constructing a best management practice. It does not include the cost of land or interests in land, or the costs of operating or maintaining best management practices.
(d) “Person” means an individual, partnership, corporation, trust, or other business enterprise which as an owner, landlord, or tenant, participates in the operation of a farm.
Pooling agreement
(e) “Pooling agreement” means a written agreement between persons, approved by the Secretary of Agriculture, to perform best management practices and which is intended to solve a mutual pollution problem on different farms.
(f) “Project” means a project to prevent or control agriculturally related nonpoint source water pollution by establishing best management practices on a farm.


Acts 1982, c. 405; Acts 1984, c. 157, 795; Acts 1985, c. 273.
MD Code, Agriculture, § 8-701, MD AGRIC § 8-701
Current through all legislation from the 2019 Regular Session of the General Assembly.
End of Document© 2019 Thomson Reuters. No claim to original U.S. Government Works.