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§ 8-726.1. Disposal of ballast, ashes, filth, earth, oysters, or oyster shells from vessels

West's Annotated Code of MarylandNatural ResourcesEffective: October 1, 2019

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Natural Resources
Title 8. Waters (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 7. State Boat Act (Refs & Annos)
Effective: October 1, 2019
MD Code, Natural Resources, § 8-726.1
Formerly cited as MD CODE Art. 27, § 482; MD CODE Art. 27, § 483
§ 8-726.1. Disposal of ballast, ashes, filth, earth, oysters, or oyster shells from vessels
Application of section
(a) This section does not:
(1) Apply to the improvement of harbors; or
(2) Affect any act of the General Assembly relating to the construction of a wharf or to the rights of a riparian owner.
Ballast, ashes, filth, earth, oysters, or oyster shells
(b) Ballast, ashes, filth, earth, oysters, or oyster shells may not be deposited from a vessel to a site:
(1) In the Chesapeake Bay above Sandy Point;
(2) In Herring Bay; or
(3) Below the high water mark in a river, creek, or harbor in the State.
Fines and penalties
(c) A person in command or having charge of a vessel that violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor and on conviction is subject to a fine of not less than $20 and not exceeding $150.
Enforcement
(d) The Natural Resources Police Force shall enforce this section.

Credits

Added by Acts 2002, c. 26, § 4, eff. Oct. 1, 2002. Amended by Acts 2019, c. 599, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2019; Acts 2019, c. 600, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2019.
Formerly Art. 27, §§ 482, 483.
MD Code, Natural Resources, § 8-726.1, MD NAT RES § 8-726.1
Current through all legislation from the 2022 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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