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§ 15-1102. Statement of purpose

West's Annotated Code of MarylandEnvironment

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Title 15. Mines and Mining (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 11. Abandoned Mine Reclamation
MD Code, Environment, § 15-1102
§ 15-1102. Statement of purpose
It is the intention of the General Assembly to promote the reclamation of mined areas left without adequate reclamation which continue to degrade the quality of the environment, prevent or damage the beneficial use of land or water resources, or endanger use of land or water resources, or endanger the health or safety of the public. To accomplish these objectives, the Department is hereby authorized to administer an abandoned mine reclamation program consistent with the requirements of the federal Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act.1


Added by Acts 1979, c. 399. Amended by Acts 1987, c. 641; Acts 1992, c. 605. Renumbered from Natural Resources § 7-902 by Acts 1995, c. 488, § 2, eff. July 1, 1995.


Pub.L. 95-87, Aug. 3, 1977, 91 Stat. 445, codified at 30 U.S.C.A. § 1201 et seq.
MD Code, Environment, § 15-1102, MD ENVIR § 15-1102
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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