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§ 7-509. Public participation

West's Annotated Code of MarylandEnvironment

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Title 7. Hazardous Materials and Hazardous Substances (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 5. Voluntary Cleanup Program (Refs & Annos)
MD Code, Environment, § 7-509
§ 7-509. Public participation
Publication of notice of a proposed response action plan; posting of plan
(a) Upon submission of a proposed response action plan, the participant:
(1) Shall publish a notice of a proposed response action plan once a week for 2 consecutive weeks in a daily or weekly newspaper of general circulation in the geographical area in which the eligible property is located that shall include:
(i) A summary of the proposed response action plan;
(ii) The name and address of the participant and eligible property;
(iii) The name, address, and telephone number of the office within the Department from which information about the proposed response action plan may be obtained;
(iv) An address to which persons may submit written comments about the proposed response action plan;
(v) A deadline for the close of the public comment period by which written comments must be received by the Department; and
(vi) The date and location of the public informational meeting; and
(2) Shall post at the eligible property a notice of intent to conduct a response action plan at that property.
Written comments
(b) The Department shall receive written comments from the public for 30 days after publication and posting required under this section or 5 days after the public informational meeting required under this section, whichever is later.
Public informational meeting
(c) The Department shall hold a public informational meeting on the proposed response action plan at the participant's expense within 40 days after the publication of the notice in accordance with subsection (a)(1) of this section.


Added by Acts 1997, c. 1, § 1, eff. Feb. 25, 1997; Acts 1997, c. 2, § 1, eff. Feb. 25, 1997. Amended by Acts 2004, c. 72, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2004; Acts 2004, c. 73, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2004.
MD Code, Environment, § 7-509, MD ENVIR § 7-509
Current with legislation effective through July 1, 2023, from the 2023 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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