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11.03.05.00.htm 11.03.05.00. Title 11 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Subtitle 03 MARYLAND AVIATION ADMINISTRATION Chapter 05 Obstructions to Air Navigation Authority: Transportation Article, §5-204(d) 5-208, and 5-702, Annotated Code of Maryland
11.03.05.01.htm 11.03.05.01. 01 Definitions.. A. As used in these regulations, the following terms have the meanings indicated unless the context requires otherwise. Words not specifically defined that relate to aeronautical practices, processes, and equipment shall be construed according to their general usage in the aviation industry.B. Terms Defined.. 1) "Administration" means the Maryland Aviation Administration of the Maryland Department of Transportation, established pursuant to Transportation Ar
11.03.05.02.htm 11.03.05.02. 02 Purpose.. These regulations govern the erection and maintenance of any obstruction to air navigation that:. A. Interferes with the public right of freedom of transit in air commerce;. B. Endangers the lives and property of those using the air space for transportation; or. C. Endangers the lives and property of the occupants of land in this State. (Reference: Transportation Article, §5-701 and 5-702, Annotated Code of Maryland)
11.03.05.03.htm 11.03.05.03. 03 Prohibited Activity.. A. Except as permitted by Regulation .06 of this chapter, a person may not build any structure, permit any structure to be built, maintain any personalty, or permit any object to grow to a height that, in violation of any regulation adopted in this chapter, constitutes a hazard to air navigation at or near any airport.B. As to any vegetation, a person may not:.
11.03.05.04.htm 11.03.05.04. 04 Obstruction Standards.. A. An obstruction is a hazard to air navigation if it:. 1) Is greater than 200 feet above ground level and within 3 nautical miles of the established reference point of any public-use airport licensed by the Administration; or2) Penetrates any imaginary surface specified in this regulation as applied to any airport.. B. For the purpose of this chapter, airport runways are classified as follows:. Table 1: Runway Classifications. Visual approaches only. I.
11.03.05.05.htm 11.03.05.05. 05 Notice of Construction or Alteration.. A. A person who proposes any of the following acts of construction, alteration, or placement of personalty, shall give written notice to the Administration at least 30 days before the start of construction, alteration, or placement. The notice shall be delivered or mailed to the Maryland Aviation Administration, Third Floor, Terminal Building, Box 8766, Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, Marylan
11.03.05.06.htm 11.03.05.06. 06 Variances.. A. Power of Political Subdivisions. Except as to the land area subject to jurisdiction of the Board of Airport Zoning Appeals, as established under the Transportation Article, Title 5, Subtitle 5, a political subdivision or a joint board established under the Transportation Article, Title 5, Subtitle 6, may grant a variance to any regulation adopted in this chapter if the variance does not endanger the public health, safety, and welfare.B. Unless the legislative
11.03.05.07.htm 11.03.05.07. 07 Obstruction Lighting and Marking.. The Administration, political subdivision, or joint board may require the owner of any structure or other object that is deemed a hazard to air navigation by the standards contained in this chapter to install, operate, and maintain at the owner's expense the markers and lights necessary to indicate to aircraft the presence of an obstruction.
11.03.05.08.htm 11.03.05.08. 08 Conflict of Regulations.. If there is a conflict between any regulation adopted under this chapter and any other federal, State, or local regulation applicable to the same subject, the more stringent limitation or requirement shall govern.
11.03.05.09.htm 11.03.05.09. 09 Existing Nonconforming Uses.. This chapter does not require any change in the height or location of any man-made structure in existence or under construction before the effective date of this chapter.
11.03.05.10.htm 11.03.05.10. 10 Enforcement.. A. The Administration or appropriate local authorities, or both, may institute judicial action to restrain, prevent, correct, or abate any actions taken by persons in violation of these regulations.B. The Administration reserves the right to waive any portion of these regulations..
11.03.05.11.htm 11.03.05.11. 11 Penalties.. A. A person violating these regulations is guilty of a misdemeanor, and on conviction is subject to a fine of not more than $500 or imprisonment not exceeding 90 days, pursuant to the Transportation Article, §5-1105, Annotated Code of Maryland.B. A person violating the airport obstruction regulations of any political subdivision is subject to such fine or imprisonment, or both, as provided for by the political subdivision. If a penalty is not specified, then the pe
11.03.05.9999.htm 11.03.05.9999. Administrative History Effective date:. COMAR 11.03.05 Registration of Aircraft adopted effective December 29, 1978 (5:26 Md. R. 1927) repealed effective March 20, 1981 (8:6 Md. R. 561) ―COMAR 11.03.05 Obstructions to Air Navigation adopted effective July 1, 1985 (12:13 Md. R. 1280). Regulation .01B amended effective December 15, 1986 (13:25 Md. R. 2662) November 13, 1989 (16:22 Md. R. 2365) October 16, 2000 (27:20 Md. R. 1840)Regulation .05A amended effective November 13, 198
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