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§ 8-1808.11. Structural shoreline stabilization measures

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, § 8-1808.11
§ 8-1808.11. Structural shoreline stabilization measures
In general
(a) Other than in areas designated by the Department of the Environment mapping as appropriate for structural shoreline stabilization measures, improvements to protect a person's property against erosion shall consist of nonstructural shoreline stabilization measures that preserve the natural environment, such as marsh creation, except in areas where the person can demonstrate to the satisfaction of the Department of the Environment that these measures are not feasible, including areas of excessive erosion, areas subject to heavy tides, and areas too narrow for effective use of nonstructural shoreline stabilization measures.
Regulations relating to implementation, waivers
(b)(1) In consultation with the Department, the Department of the Environment shall adopt regulations to implement the provisions of this subsection.
(2) The regulations shall include a waiver process that exempts a person from the requirements of subsection (a) of this section on a demonstration to the satisfaction of the Department of the Environment that nonstructural shoreline stabilization measures are not feasible for the person's property.

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Added by Acts 2008, c. 119, § 1, eff. July 1, 2008.
MD Code, Natural Resources, § 8-1808.11, MD NAT RES § 8-1808.11
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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