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§ 16-302. Regulations governing dredging and filing

West's Annotated Code of MarylandEnvironment

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Title 16. Wetlands and Riparian Rights (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 3. Private Wetlands (Refs & Annos)
MD Code, Environment, § 16-302
§ 16-302. Regulations governing dredging and filing
Secretary to adopt regulations
(a) To promote the public safety, health, welfare, wildlife, and marine fisheries, the Secretary may adopt regulations governing dredging, filling, removing, or otherwise altering or polluting private wetlands. The regulations may vary as to specific tracts of wetlands because of the character of the wetlands.
Regulations adopted with advice and consent of Maryland Agricultural Commission
(b) The regulations shall be adopted with the advice and consent of the Maryland Agricultural Commission, and in consultation with any appropriate unit in the affected political subdivision.
Maryland Agricultural Commission to act upon proposed regulations
(c) The Secretary shall transmit a copy of any proposed regulations to the Maryland Agricultural Commission. Within 60 days from the receipt of the copy, the Maryland Agricultural Commission shall inform the Secretary of the Commission's decision as to the acceptance or rejection of the regulations. Failure to so inform the Secretary shall be considered approval of the regulations by the Commission.


Added by Acts 1973, 1st Sp. Sess., c. 4, § 1. Amended by Acts 1990, c. 6, § 2. Renumbered from Natural Resources § 9-302 by Acts 1995, c. 488, § 3, eff. July 1, 1995.
Formerly Art. 66C, § 722.
MD Code, Environment, § 16-302, MD ENVIR § 16-302
Current with legislation effective through June 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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