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§ 8-902. Certification and registration requirements

West's Annotated Code of MarylandAgricultureEffective: June 1, 2012

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Agriculture
Title 8. Soil Conservation (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 9. Voluntary Agricultural Nutrient and Sediment Credit Certification Program (Refs & Annos)
Effective: June 1, 2012
MD Code, Agriculture, § 8-902
§ 8-902. Certification and registration requirements
Establishment
(a) The Department may establish requirements for the voluntary certification and registration of nutrient or sediment credits on agricultural land, as defined by the Department of Assessments and Taxation.
Requirements
(b) Certification and registration requirements established under subsection (a) of this section shall include:
(1) Application and eligibility requirements for certification;
(2) Standards for quantifying nutrient or sediment credits resulting from any existing or proposed agronomic, land use, and structural practice;
(3) Requirements governing the duration and maintenance of credits; and
(4) Establishment of a credit registry accessible to the public.

Credits

Added by Acts 2010, c. 447, § 1, eff. June 1, 2010. Amended by Acts 2012, c. 25, § 1, eff. June 1, 2012.

Editors' Notes

HISTORICAL AND STATUTORY NOTES
2010 Legislation
Acts 2010, c. 447, §§ 2 and 3, provide:
“SECTION 2. AND BE IT FURTHER ENACTED, That the provisions of this Act may not be construed to affect the rights and obligations of any party to any agreement to preserve land for agricultural use under any State, local, or private program for the preservation of agricultural land.
“SECTION 3. AND BE IT FURTHER ENACTED, That it is the intent of the General Assembly that the authority of the State Department of Agriculture to establish requirements for the voluntary certification and registration of nutrient credits on agricultural land, as provided by this Act, be retained by the State Department of Agriculture.”
2012 Legislation
Acts 2012, c. 25, § 1, amends Acts 2010, c. 447, §§ 2 and 3, to read:
“SECTION 2. AND BE IT FURTHER ENACTED, That the provisions of this Act may not be construed to affect the rights and obligations of any party to any agreement to preserve land for agricultural use under any State, local, or private program for the preservation of agricultural land.
“SECTION 3. AND BE IT FURTHER ENACTED, That it is the intent of the General Assembly that the authority of the State Department of Agriculture to establish requirements for the voluntary certification and registration of nutrient or sediment credits on agricultural land, as provided by this Act, be retained by the State Department of Agriculture.”
MD Code, Agriculture, § 8-902, MD AGRIC § 8-902
Current through all legislation from the 2019 Regular Session of the General Assembly.
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