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26.24.04.00.htm 26.24.04.00. Title 26 DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT Subtitle 24 TIDAL WETLANDS Chapter 04 Structures Authority: Environment Article, Title 16, Annotated Code of Maryland
26.24.04.01.htm 26.24.04.01. 01 Shore Erosion Control.. A. The Department may not authorize an erosion control project if:. 1) There is no evidence of erosion and the applicant is unable to document a claim of erosion;. 2) Existing State or private tidal wetlands are effectively preventing erosion; or. 3) The proposed project may adversely affect:. a) An adjacent property;. b) Navigation, and the applicant has not adequately offset these impacts;. c) Threatened or endangered species, species in ne
26.24.04.01-1.htm 26.24.04.01-1. 01-1 Structural Shoreline Stabilization Maps.. A. The Department shall develop and maintain maps on its website that:. 1) Display the areas that are appropriate for structural shoreline stabilization measures; and. 2) Are readily available to the public.. B. When determining the areas appropriate for structural shoreline stabilization measures, the Department shall consider:1) The presence or absence of a natural shoreline;. 2) Proximity to channels;. 3) As determined by the D
26.24.04.01-2.htm 26.24.04.01-2. 01-2 Nonstructural Shoreline Stabilization Waiver Process.. A. A person who applies for a waiver from the requirement to construct a nonstructural shoreline stabilization measure under Regulation .01C of this chapter shall:1) Use the form provided by the Department; and. 2) Complete the waiver process before submitting an application to obtain a wetlands license from the Board or a general wetlands license, wetlands permit, or general wetlands permit from the Departme
26.24.04.01-3.htm 26.24.04.01-3. 01-3 Application Requirements.. A. In addition to the requirements of COMAR 26.24.02.02, a person proposing a shoreline stabilization measure shall submit the following information at the time of application:1) An 8-1/2 by 11-inch plan, with dimensions, of the proposed project showing:. a) Location;. b) Land ownership;. c) Existing and proposed contours;. d) Existing mean high water line and, if applicable, existing landward boundary of State and private tidal wetlands, each as
26.24.04.01-4.htm 26.24.04.01-4. 01-4 Design of Structural Shoreline Stabilization Measures.. A. A person proposing a structural shoreline stabilization measure that employs a jetty, groin, breakwater, or other offshore structure, shall design the project to:1) Allow natural littoral movement of sand along the shore;. 2) Minimize erosion and undesirable shoaling;. 3) Use materials that are:. a) Of adequate size, weight, and strength to function as intended;.
26.24.04.02.htm 26.24.04.02. 02 Piers and Boathouses.. A. Exemptions. Private noncommercial piers, boat hoists or lifts, mooring piles, and osprey poles that meet all of the following criteria are exempt from the requirement to obtain a license from the Board of Public Works or a license or permit from the Department under this subtitle:1) Only one pier per property;. 2) The width of the main section of the pier may not be greater than 6 feet;.
26.24.04.03.htm 26.24.04.03. 03 Marinas.. A. In addition to the requirements of COMAR 26.24.02.02, an applicant for a new marina or marina expansion is required to submit the following information at the time of application:1) An alternatives analysis, including the alternative of no action, with the potential impacts on water quality, tidal wetland values, and aquatic habitat discussed for each alternative for:a) Marina location;. b) Construction methods;. c) Configuration of project components;.
26.24.04.04.htm 26.24.04.04. 04 Conduits, Cables, Pipes, or Other Crossings of State Tidal Wetlands.. The construction, reconstruction, alteration, or addition to any conduit, cable, pipeline, intake or discharge pipe, trestle, or other similar device, structure, or apparatus, over, on, in, or under State tidal wetlands or waters of the State requires a license. A license issued for this construction is subject to the compensation requirements of COMAR 23.02.04 as may be assessed by the Board.
26.24.04.9999.htm 26.24.04.9999. 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 .14 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) ―Regulations .01―04 were recodified from Regulations .12, .14, .16, and .17, respectively, under COMAR 08.05.05 Tidal Wetlands, June 1996 ―Chapter revised as an eme
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