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§ 8-1812. Right of Commission chairman to initiate, intervene in proceedings

West's Annotated Code of MarylandNatural Resources

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Natural Resources
Title 8. Waters (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 18. Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays Critical Area Protection Program (Refs & Annos)
MD Code, Natural Resources, § 8-1812
§ 8-1812. Right of Commission chairman to initiate, intervene in proceedings
In general
(a) After the Commission has approved or adopted a program, the chairman of the Commission has standing and the right and authority to initiate or intervene in any administrative, judicial, or other original proceeding or appeal in this State concerning a project approval in the Chesapeake Bay Critical Area or the Atlantic Coastal Bays Critical Area. The chairman may exercise this intervention authority without first obtaining approval from the Commission, but the chairman shall send prompt written notice of any intervention or initiation of action under this section to each member of the Commission. The chairman shall withdraw the intervention or action initiated if, within 35 days after the date of the chairman's notice, at least 13 members indicate disapproval of the action, either in writing addressed to the chairman or by vote at a meeting of the Commission. A member representing the local jurisdiction affected by the chairman's intervention or action may request a meeting of the Commission to vote on the chairman's intervention or action.
Exercise of authority
(b) Except as stated in this subtitle, the chairman is subject to general laws and rules of procedure that govern the time within and manner in which the authority granted in subsection (a) of this section may be exercised.
(c) The chairman may appeal an action or decision even if the chairman was not a party to or is not specifically aggrieved by the action or decision.


Added by Acts 1984, c. 794, § 1, eff. June 1, 1984. Amended by Acts 1990, c. 6, § 2, eff. Feb. 16, 1990; Acts 2002, 433, § 1, eff. June 1, 2002.
MD Code, Natural Resources, § 8-1812, MD NAT RES § 8-1812
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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