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26.24.02.00.htm 26.24.02.00. Title 26 DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT Subtitle 24 TIDAL WETLANDS Chapter 02 Permits and Licenses Authority: Environment Article, Title 16, Annotated Code of Maryland
26.24.02.01.htm 26.24.02.01. 01 General Requirements for a State Tidal Wetlands License or Private Tidal Wetlands Permit.. A. License or Permit Required. Except as set forth in §C of this regulation, before beginning any work, a person who proposes to construct or reconstruct structures, or to dredge or fill a State or private tidal wetland, shall obtain a:1) License from the Board; or. 2) License, general license, general permit, or permit from the Department.. B. Uses and Activities Pr
26.24.02.02.htm 26.24.02.02. 02 Application Requirements.. A. Who May Apply. An applicant for a license or permit is a person:. 1) With a riparian interest in private tidal wetlands or upland adjacent to State tidal wetlands, or an agent designated by the person with riparian interest; or2) Seeking approval for navigation, mining, aquaculture, archeology, or similar projects in tidal wetlands.B. Application Form.. 1) The application form shall be a joint federal and State application for
26.24.02.03.htm 26.24.02.03. 03 Criteria for Evaluating Tidal Wetlands License or Permit Applications.. A. Evaluation Criteria.. 1) The criteria in this regulation are presented to assist in preparing an application and to provide a consistent basis for recommendations and decisions for licenses or permits.2) As the basis for a recommendation or final decision, including approval, denial, suspension, or modification of a license or permit, the Department shall take into account ecological, economic, dev
26.24.02.04.htm 26.24.02.04. 04 General Tidal Wetlands License.. A. The Board shall issue a general wetlands license for those activities proposed in State tidal wetlands listed in §B of this regulation. A person proposing an activity in State tidal wetlands under the general wetlands license shall apply to the Department. The Department shall consider the ecological, economic, developmental, recreational, and aesthetic values of the proposed project and determine if the proposed project qualifies under the ge
26.24.02.05.htm 26.24.02.05. 05 General Tidal Wetlands Permit.. A. The Department shall issue a general wetlands permit to the Administration for those activities in private wetlands listed in §B of this regulation. A person proposing an activity in private tidal wetlands under the general wetlands permit shall apply to the Administration. The Administration shall consider the ecological, economic, developmental, recreational, and aesthetic values of the proposed project and determine if the project proposed
26.24.02.06.htm 26.24.02.06. 06 Conditions of a License or Permit.. A. License Conditions. Standard conditions of a tidal wetlands license shall be imposed by the Board in accordance with COMAR 23.02.04.13.B. The Department may recommend that the Board include special conditions, including requirements for maintenance dredging, mitigation, compensation, and financial assurances, in accordance with COMAR 23.02.04.14. The Department shall use the guidelines in C-L of this regulation in recommending cond
26.24.02.07.htm 26.24.02.07. 07 License or Permit Modifications or Extensions.. A. Requests for License or Permit Modifications.. 1) Upon written request for a license or permit modification, the Department shall determine if the modification is major or minor.2) Minor modifications to a license may be recommended to the Board or made to a permit by the Department if the modification involves:a) A change in land ownership;. b) A reduction in the scope of the originally authorized work;.
26.24.02.08.htm 26.24.02.08. 08 Appeals.. A. License Decisions. A party aggrieved by a decision of the Board may petition the circuit court in the county where the land is located within 30 days after receiving the decision. An aggrieved party's impacted interests shall be specific and different from the interests of the public, and the right to an appeal is limited by law to aggrieved parties.B. Permit Decisions.. 1) An applicant who is adversely affected by a decision of denial, suspensi
26.24.02.9999.htm 26.24.02.9999. Administrative History Effective date: February 14, 1994 (21:3 Md. R. 184). Wetlands regulations before February 14, 1994, appeared under COMAR 08.05.07). Regulation .18B amended as an emergency provision effective August 1, 1995 (22:17 Md. R. 1309) amended permanently effective December 4, 1995 (22:24 Md. R. 1894)Regulation .19A amended as an emergency provision effective August 1, 1995 (22:17 Md. R. 1309) amended permanently effective December 4, 1995 (22:24 Md. R. 1894) ―
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