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26.20.23.00.htm 26.20.23.00. Title 26 DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT Subtitle 20 SURFACE COAL MINING AND RECLAMATION UNDER FEDERALLY APPROVED PROGRAM Chapter 23 Environmental Resources Protection Authority: Environment Article, §15-503, Annotated Code of Maryland
26.20.23.01.htm 26.20.23.01. 01 Air Resources Protection.. A. An exposed surface area shall be protected and stabilized to effectively control erosion and air pollution attendant to erosion.B. Fugitive dust control measures may include, but not be limited to:. 1) Periodic watering of unpaved roads;. 2) Chemical stabilization of unpaved roads with proper application of nontoxic soil cement or dust palliatives;3) Paving of roads;. 4) Prompt removal of coal, rock, soil, and other dust-forming debris from r
26.20.23.02.htm 26.20.23.02. 02 Fish and Wildlife Protection.. A. Any person conducting surface mining activities shall, to the extent possible, and using the best technology currently available, minimize disturbances and adverse impacts on fish, wildlife, and related environmental values, and shall achieve enhancement of the resources when practicable.B. A surface mining activity may not be conducted which is likely to jeopardize the continued existence of endangered or threatened species listed by
26.20.23.9999.htm 26.20.23.9999. Administrative History Effective date:. Regulations .01 and .02 were previously codified as COMAR 08.13.09.27 and .26, 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.Regulation .01 amended effective March 14, 1994 (21:5 Md. R. 403) ―. Chapter recodified from COMAR 08.20.23 to COMAR 26.20.23, June 1996.
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