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11.01.08.00.htm 11.01.08.00. Title 11 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Subtitle 01 OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY Chapter 08 Implementation of The Maryland Environmental Policy Act Authority: Natural Resources Article, §1-301―1-305, Annotated Code of Maryland
11.01.08.01.htm 11.01.08.01. 01 Policy.. A. It is the policy of the Department of Transportation that the Department, and each of its administrations, agencies, boards, commissions, and other units, conduct its affairs with an awareness of its responsibility for the protection of the environment for the present and future. The Maryland Environmental Policy Act (Act) Chapter 703 of the Laws of 1973, as codified in §1-301―1-305, Natural Resources Article, Annotated Code of Maryland, mandates that State agencies,
11.01.08.02.htm 11.01.08.02. 02 Statutory Requirements.. A. "Proposed State action" is defined in the Natural Resources Article, §1-301(c) as "requests for legislative appropriations or other legislative actions that will alter the quality of the air, land or water resources. It does not include a request for an appropriation or other action with respect to the rehabilitation or maintenance of existing secondary roads.B. The Act requires environmental effects reports only in connection with r
11.01.08.03.htm 11.01.08.03. 03 Environmental Assessment Form and Environmental Effects Report.. A. Environmental Assessment Form (EAF). 1) An EAF will be completed for each of the proposed actions identified by the Act and described by these guidelines.2) The EAF (an example of which appears in Regulation .08A) consists of a list of questions which can be answered "yes" or "no" or "comments attached" The answers to the questions on the environmental assessment form will assist in determining whethe
11.01.08.04.htm 11.01.08.04. 04 Development of Capital Projects Under EAF and EER.. A. Capital Projects.. 1) The activities of the Department involve many areas including:. a) Planning, design, and construction of rapid transit, highway, airport, port, rail, and bus facilities in the State;b) Programs of transportation assistance to local and regional bodies; and. c) Regulation of transportation operations, mainly through licensing and registration requirements.. 2) An EAF will be prepare
11.01.08.05.htm 11.01.08.05. 05 Circulation.. A major aim of the Maryland Environmental Policy Act is to provide public notice of actions which have environmental effects before legislative action. To that end, the following procedures are established:A. All environmental assessment forms and environmental effects reports shall be available for inspection by the public at the operating administration within the Department which prepared the reports, and copies will be available from the Department
11.01.08.06.htm 11.01.08.06. 06 Related Federal Requirements.. A. Many programs and projects of the Department use federal funds and are therefore subject to national environmental requirements. Most of these projects, for example, come within the coverage of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) passed by the Congress in 1969 and effective as of January 1, 1970. In many respects, the environmental impact statement and the environmental effects report required under the Maryland Environmental Policy A
11.01.08.07.htm 11.01.08.07. 07 Unaffected Projects.. The following types of capital improvements are not subject to the reporting requirements of these procedures either because they do not significantly affect the environment or because they are not the subject of "proposed State action" that is, there is no specific request for legislative appropriation or other legislative action for the improvements:A. Installation, modification, or renewal of navigational, traffic control, and safety equipment suc
11.01.08.08.htm 11.01.08.08. 08 Forms.. Environmental Assessment Form (EAF). This form is to assist the reviewers in determining whether a proposed action could cause significant natural and socioeconomic environmental effects and thus require an environmental effects report.Department _ Division _. Other _. Project Title _. Predicted Dates: Commencement _. Completion _ Projected Cost _. A. Background Information.. 1) Give a brief description of the proposed action/project(s). 2) Describe the geographi
11.01.08.9999.htm 11.01.08.9999. Administrative History Effective date: October 29, 1975 (2:24 Md. R. 1482). Regulation .03B amended effective November 12, 1990 (17:22 Md. R. 2657). Regulation .04 amended effective November 12, 1990 (17:22 Md. R. 2657). Regulation .05A amended effective November 12, 1990 (17:22 Md. R. 2657). Regulation .06C amended effective November 12, 1990 (17:22 Md. R. 2657). Regulation .07 amended effective August 28, 1995 (22:17 Md. R. 1319).
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