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§ 8-1002. Powers and duties of Department

West's Annotated Code of MarylandNatural Resources

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Natural Resources
Title 8. Waters (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 10. Shore Erosion Control (Refs & Annos)
MD Code, Natural Resources, § 8-1002
§ 8-1002. Powers and duties of Department
The Department shall:
(1) Develop and implement a program to educate the public on every phase of shore and bank erosion, its causes and effects, the locations where erosion is a problem, and steps to be taken to control erosion;
(2) Review petitions for formation of shore erosion control districts presented to any county and report to the county as provided in § 21-303 of the Local Government Article;
(3) Provide technical assistance to individual property owners, municipalities, and counties having specific shore and bank erosion problems;
(4) Design or cause to be designed shore erosion control projects, including vegetative cover, in shore erosion control districts;
(5) Enter into agreements with any person to construct shore erosion control projects;
(6) Administer the Fund to provide loans to any person in support of construction of shore erosion control projects;
(7) Supervise or provide supervision of design and erection of any shore protective device the Fund finances in whole or part;
(8) Prepare requests for appropriation of funds necessary to maintain the Fund;
(9) Cooperate with the following units:
(i) The State Highway Administration for shore erosion control where essential to protect municipal, county, or State roads;
(ii) The United States Army Corps of Engineers to conduct shore erosion studies; and
(iii) The Soil Conservation Service of the United States Department of Agriculture to evaluate and apply vegetative measures for shore erosion control;
(10) Design, construct, and maintain shore erosion control works on State-owned lands if these projects are included in the budget for the Fund;
(11) Actively seek to obtain available funds from the federal government for shore erosion control projects; and
(12) Adopt regulations to implement this subtitle.


Added by Acts 1973, 1st Sp. Sess., c. 4, § 1, eff. Jan. 1, 1974. Amended by Acts 1990, c. 6, § 2; Acts 1998, c. 208, § 1, eff. June 1, 1998; Acts 2013, c. 43, § 5.
Formerly Art. 66C, §§ 756, 758A.
MD Code, Natural Resources, § 8-1002, MD NAT RES § 8-1002
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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