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§ 3-107. Mineral resources element

West's Annotated Code of MarylandLand UseEffective: October 1, 2012

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Land Use (Refs & Annos)
Division I. Single-Jurisdiction Planning and Zoning [Titles 1-13] (Refs & Annos)
Title 3. Comprehensive Plan (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 1. Requirement and Elements (Refs & Annos)
Effective: October 1, 2012
MD Code, Land Use, § 3-107
§ 3-107. Mineral resources element
In general
(a) The mineral resources element shall identify:
(1) undeveloped land that should be kept in its undeveloped state until the land can be used to assist in providing a continuous supply of minerals, as defined in § 15-801(i) of the Environment Article; and
(2) appropriate postexcavation uses for the land that are consistent with the county's land planning process.
Required considerations
(b) A mineral resources element shall incorporate land use policies and recommendations for regulations:
(1) to balance mineral resource extraction with other land uses; and
(2) to the extent feasible, to prevent the preemption of mineral resources extraction by other uses.
(c) Before the plan is adopted, the Department of the Environment shall review the mineral resources element to determine whether the proposed plan is consistent with the programs and goals of the Department.


Added by Acts 2012, c. 426, § 2, eff. Oct. 1, 2012.
MD Code, Land Use, § 3-107, MD LAND USE § 3-107
Current with all legislation from the 2023 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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