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08.15.02.00.htm 08.15.02.00. Title 08 DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES Subtitle 15 YOUGHIOGHENY WILD RIVER Chapter 02 Permitted Use and Development Authority: Natural Resources Article, §8-409, Annotated Code of Maryland
08.15.02.01.htm 08.15.02.01. 01 Activity, Use, and Development Regulations.. A. Unless otherwise provided by law or in this subtitle, land, buildings, or structures located or to be located within the scenic corridor may not be used or developed except as permitted by this subtitle in the zone within which the land, building, or structure is located.B. Unless otherwise provided by law or in this subtitle, commercial activity may not take place on land or water within the scenic corridor except as
08.15.02.02.htm 08.15.02.02. 02 Approval for Use and Development.. A. Unless otherwise exempted under §E of this regulation, before any person begins or modifies any use or development permitted by these regulations, the person shall first submit a completed application for a use or development permit to the Department and obtain its approval.B. The application shall:. 1) Be on a form provided by the Department; and. 2) Include a map showing the area of the scenic corridor directly affected
08.15.02.03.htm 08.15.02.03. 03 Approval for Activities.. A. Unless otherwise exempted, before beginning any commercial activity permitted by this subtitle, a person shall first submit an application for an activity permit to the Department and obtain its approval.B. The application shall:. 1) Be on a form provided by the Department; and. 2) Include a map showing the area of the scenic corridor directly affected by the proposed activity.. C. The person requesting approval for the proposed
08.15.02.04.htm 08.15.02.04. 04 Residential.. A. Zone 1: Single-family detached dwellings are permitted provided that each has a minimum lot area of 10 acres with a lot width of at least 600 feet. Single-family detached dwellings shall have a minimum setback of 300 feet and a building height not exceeding 30 feet and shall be designed to be subdued in appearance and unobtrusive in color to harmonize with the surrounding environment. Clearing of natural vegetation shall be limited to that nec
08.15.02.05.htm 08.15.02.05. 05 Logging.. A. Logging operations may be conducted in the scenic corridor if approval is obtained from the Department by the owner of the land, a lessee, or authorized agent. A request for approval may be made by submitting a harvesting plan to the Department. The harvest plan shall be on a form provided by the Department and shall contain all the information needed for the Department to evaluate the proposal using the criteria specified in §D of this regulation.
08.15.02.06.htm 08.15.02.06. 06 Agriculture.. A. Normal agricultural uses are permitted in accordance with sound conservation practices and the provisions of these regulations. Agricultural buildings shall have the minimum setback required for residential buildings.B. The Department, in evaluating a plan for the clearing of land for agricultural purposes, shall take into account the effects of the proposed clearing on the scenic and wild character of the river, and shall ensure that natural vegetation on or nea
08.15.02.07.htm 08.15.02.07. 07 Mining.. A. In accordance with the Scenic and Wild Rivers Act, Natural Resources Article, §8-408(b) Annotated Code of Maryland, mining of any minerals by the strip or open pit method is prohibited in the scenic corridor. This provision does not apply to areas within the scenic corridor which previously have been mined and have not been naturally or artificially reclaimed. Mining in these areas is governed by Environment Article, Title 15, Annotated Code of Maryland, and any regul
08.15.02.08.htm 08.15.02.08. 08 Commercial Guiding.. A. A person engaged in commercial guiding within the Youghiogheny Wild River Corridor shall first obtain an activity permit pursuant to Regulation .03 of this chapter.B. A person engaged in commercial guiding on lands which are within the Youghiogheny Wild River Natural Environment Area shall first obtain a permit from the park manager pursuant to COMAR 08.07.06.09.C. Commercial fishing guides shall first obtain any other licenses or permi
08.15.02.09.htm 08.15.02.09. 09 Commercial Activities, Use, and Development.. A. Commercial activities, use, and development are prohibited in Zones 1, 2, and 3 as specified in Regulations .05-07 of this chapter, except for the following:1) Guided rafting;. 2) Fishing;. 3) Hunting;. 4) Nature appreciation;. 5) Logging;. 6) Agriculture; and. 7) Mining.. B. Zone 3 is restricted to professional offices and retail businesses intended primarily for community convenience shopping and restaurants. Buildings shall:
08.15.02.10.htm 08.15.02.10. 10 Industrial.. The commercial production, management, and sale of any goods or services is prohibited..
08.15.02.11.htm 08.15.02.11. 11 Stream Alterations.. Damming, dredging, filling, channelization, or other alteration of the river or its banks is prohibited except that involving the repair of existing bridges.
08.15.02.12.htm 08.15.02.12. 12 Alteration of Natural Vegetation.. A. Any clearing of natural vegetation other than for logging is limited to that necessary for uses and developments permitted by these regulations.B. The Department, in evaluating a plan for the clearing of natural vegetation, shall:. 1) Take into account the effects of the proposed clearing on the scenic and wild character of the river;2) Insure that natural vegetation on or near the shoreline remains undisturbed to screen the cleared
08.15.02.13.htm 08.15.02.13. 13 Roads.. Roads are not permitted except those necessary to reach developments permitted in these regulations. Setback lines established elsewhere in these regulations may not be crossed except where topographic conditions prevent any other access.
08.15.02.14.htm 08.15.02.14. 14 Signs.. A. Zone 1.. 1) Signs related to any permitted use may not exceed 1 square foot in area except for official State and local government signs needed for identification and direction.2) Signs advertising property for sale or rental may be placed only on the property offered.. 3) Public interest events may be advertised with signs not exceeding 6 square feet in area on the property where the event will occur and a display is limited to a 30-day period before the event and s
08.15.02.15.htm 08.15.02.15. 15 Recreation.. A. Private or membership hunting and fishing lodges not operated commercially or conducted primarily as a business enterprise are permitted if they are located on lots of 100-acre minimum-lot area. Buildings are restricted to a:1) Maximum of 5,000 square feet of floor space;. 2) Maximum building height of 30 feet; and. 3) Minimum setback of 1,000 feet from the river's edge.. B. Hunting and fishing preserves and private camps operated as a commercial
08.15.02.16.htm 08.15.02.16. 16 Public Lands.. These regulations also apply to public land located within the scenic corridor..
08.15.02.9999.htm 08.15.02.9999. Administrative History Effective date: May 26, 1976 (3:11 Md. R. 588). Regulation .02H amended effective February 26, 1979 (6:4 Md. R. 276). Regulation .03C―E adopted effective February 3, 1992 (19:2 Md. R. 153) ―. Chapter revised effective September 20, 1999 (26:19 Md. R. 1447).
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