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§ 8-1808.10. Buffers located within resource conservation areas

West's Annotated Code of MarylandNatural ResourcesEffective: July 1, 2008

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Natural Resources
Title 8. Waters (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 18. Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays Critical Area Protection Program (Refs & Annos)
Effective: July 1, 2008
MD Code, Natural Resources, § 8-1808.10
§ 8-1808.10. Buffers located within resource conservation areas
Application of section
(a) This section applies to an application for subdivision or site plan approval within the resource conservation area that:
(1) Receives final local approval on or after July 1, 2008, unless an application for subdivision or site plan approval is submitted before July 1, 2008, and legally recorded by July 1, 2010; and
(2) Does not involve the use of growth allocation.
Location of buffers
(b)(1) Except as provided under subsection (c) of this section, the minimum buffer shall be:
(i) 200 feet from tidal waters or a tidal wetland; and
(ii) 100 feet from a tributary stream.
(2) All provisions under COMAR that are applicable to development activities within the 100-foot buffer, including the establishment of vegetation and expansion requirements, shall apply to the 200-foot buffer.
Reduction of buffer
(c) The 200-foot buffer may be reduced if:
(1) The strict application of the minimum 200-foot buffer would preclude:
(i) Subdivision of the property at a density of one dwelling unit per 20 acres, and all other State and local requirements will be satisfied; or
(ii) An intra-family transfer authorized under § 8-1808.2 of this subtitle; and
(2) The reduction will occur in accordance with local program procedures approved by the Commission.


Added by Acts 2008, c. 119, § 1, eff. July 1, 2008.
MD Code, Natural Resources, § 8-1808.10, MD NAT RES § 8-1808.10
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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