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26.17.07.00.htm 26.17.07.00. Title 26 DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT Subtitle 17 WATER MANAGEMENT Chapter 07 Consumptive Use of Surface Water in the Potomac River Basin Authority: Environment Article, ยง5-203, 5-502, and 5-507, Annotated Code of Maryland
26.17.07.01.htm 26.17.07.01. 01 Definitions.. A. In this chapter, the following terms have the meanings indicated.. B. Terms Defined.. 1) "Consumptive water use" means that portion of a water withdrawal which, as a result of evaporation, interbasin diversions, or other means, is not returned to the source to be available for subsequent use.2) "Department" means the Department of the Environment.. 3) "Low flow augmentation" means the provision of water, through development of new water storage fa
26.17.07.02.htm 26.17.07.02. 02 Scope of Application.. A. Permits issued or amended by the Department for nonresidential surface water appropriation in the Potomac River Basin upstream from Little Falls after January 1, 1985, shall condition the withdrawal of water on the provision, by the permittee, of low flow augmentation for consumptive water use, if the maximum consumptive water use can exceed 1 million gallons per day (mgd) at any time. Low flow augmentation shall be required whether the 1 mgd
26.17.07.03.htm 26.17.07.03. 03 Conditions and Procedures.. A. Subject to the Department's approval, provision of low flow augmentation by the permittee may occur at any location within the Potomac River Basin above Great Falls regardless of the location of the consumptive use. The Department may require the permittee situated on a tributary of the Potomac River to locate the low flow augmentation facility upstream from the point of withdrawal if deemed necessary for the environmental protection of instre
26.17.07.04.htm 26.17.07.04. 04 Transferability.. A. Permittees no longer consumptively using water may transfer their investment in low flow augmentation facilities to other existing or new consumptive users.B. The Department shall be notified by the transferor at least 10 days before any transfer of their investment in low flow augmentation facilities.
26.17.07.9999.htm 26.17.07.9999. Administrative History Effective date: September 23, 1985 (12:19 Md. R. 1847). Chapter recodified from COMAR 08.05.09 to COMAR 26.17.07, June 1996.
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