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15.15.13.00.htm 15.15.13.00. Title 15 DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Subtitle 15 MARYLAND AGRICULTURAL LAND PRESERVATION FOUNDATION Chapter 13 Guidelines for Forest Easement Overlays Authority: Agriculture Article, §2-504 and 2-513, Annotated Code of Maryland
15.15.13.01.htm 15.15.13.01. 01 Scope.. This chapter establishes the criteria and eligibility standards for the approval of a forest easement overlay on land subject to an agricultural land preservation easement held by the Maryland Agricultural Land Preservation Foundation (the Foundation)
15.15.13.02.htm 15.15.13.02. 02 Definitions.. A. In this chapter, the following terms have the meanings indicated.. B. Terms Defined.. 1) “Afforestation” means the establishment of tree cover on an area from which it has always or very long been absent, or the planting of open areas which are not presently in forest cover, as defined by Natural Resources Article, §5-1601, Annotated Code of Maryland.2) Forest.. a) “Forest” as defined by Natural Resources Article, §5-1601, Annotated Code of Maryland, means a bi
15.15.13.03.htm 15.15.13.03. 03 Eligibility.. A. To be eligible for consideration by the Foundation, a proposal for a forest easement overlay shall meet the requirements of a State or local forest conservation program, be approved by the applicable county’s planning authority, and be recommended by the county’s agricultural land preservation advisory board.B. To be eligible for consideration by the Foundation, a proposal for a forest easement overlay shall be limited to 10 acres, or 10 percent of the tot
15.15.13.04.htm 15.15.13.04. 04 County Application Procedure.. A. Before the Foundation may consider a proposal for a forest easement overlay, applicants shall first submit the following information to their county program administrator:1) A current soil conservation and water quality plan, developed by the local soil conservation district, that describes the resource conservation purpose served;2) For properties with 25 acres or more in contiguous woodland or where required by an underlying ea
15.15.13.05.htm 15.15.13.05. 05 Foundation Application Procedure.. A. Upon receiving a completed proposal from the county program administrator, the Foundation staff shall:1) Review the proposal for completeness;. 2) Submit the proposal to the Maryland Department of Agriculture’s Office of Resource Conservation for a written opinion on the appropriateness of the forest easement overlay proposal;3) Submit the proposal, if it involves mitigation, to the Maryland Department of Planning for a writ
15.15.13.9999.htm 15.15.13.9999. Administrative History Effective date: June 27, 2011 (38:13 Md. R. 757).
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