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§ 15-1109. Department right of entry

West's Annotated Code of MarylandEnvironment

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Environment
Title 15. Mines and Mining (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 11. Abandoned Mine Reclamation
MD Code, Environment, § 15-1109
§ 15-1109. Department right of entry
The Department shall have the right to enter upon any property where there is no reasonable expectation of privacy for the purpose of conducting studies or exploratory work to determine the existence of adverse effects of past coal mining practices and to determine the feasibility of restoration, reclamation, abatement, control, or prevention of such adverse effects. Such entry shall be construed as an exercise of the police power for the protection of public health, safety, and general welfare and shall not be construed as an act of condemnation of property or trespass.

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Added by Acts 1979, c. 399. Renumbered from Natural Resources § 7-909 by Acts 1995, c. 488, § 2, eff. July 1, 1995.
MD Code, Environment, § 15-1109, MD ENVIR § 15-1109
Current through legislation effective through June 1, 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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