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26.20.17.00.htm 26.20.17.00. Title 26 DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT Subtitle 20 SURFACE COAL MINING AND RECLAMATION UNDER FEDERALLY APPROVED PROGRAM Chapter 17 Existing Structures Authority: Environment Article, §15-503, Annotated Code of Maryland
26.20.17.01.htm 26.20.17.01. 01 Description.. A. The permit application shall contain a description of each existing structure proposed to be used in connection with an operation.B. The description shall include:. 1) Location;. 2) Plans of the structure which describe its current condition;. 3) Approximate dates on which construction of the existing structure was begun and completed; and. 4) A showing, including relevant monitoring data or other evidence, that the structure meets either
26.20.17.02.htm 26.20.17.02. 02 Compliance with Performance Standards.. A. Each structure shall comply with the performance standards and the design requirements of the Regulatory Program, except that an existing structure may be exempted from the design requirements if it meets:1) The performance standards of the Regulatory Program; or. 2) Those performance standards of the Interim Regulatory Program which are at least as stringent as the comparable performance standards of the RegulaB. The Bureau may grant e
26.20.17.03.htm 26.20.17.03. 03 Existing Structure.. A. If the Bureau finds that the existing structure cannot be reconstructed without causing significant harm to the environment or public health or safety, the applicant will be required to abandon and reclaim the existing structure.B. The structure may not be used for or to facilitate surface coal mining operations after the effective date of issuance of the Regulatory Program permit.
26.20.17.9999.htm 26.20.17.9999. Administrative History Effective date:. Regulations .01, .02, and .03 were previously codified as COMAR 08.13.09.20A, B―E, and F, respectively. Recodification occurred in April, 1993. For a history of these regulations before April, 1993, see "Administrative History of COMAR 08.13.09 before April, 1993" which follows COMAR 26.20.01. ―Chapter recodified from COMAR 08.20.17 to COMAR 26.20.17, June 1996.
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