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Prince George's County Underground Storage Act (Maryland)

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Environmental Regulations
Maryland Department of the Environment

A gas storage company may invoke eminent domain to acquire property in Prince George's County for underground gas storage purposes. The area acquired must lie not less than 800 feet below the surface of a maximum of 12,000 acres of land, and may be owned by a public body. A permit from the Department of the Environment, along with an order from the Public Service Commission, is required prior to the use of eminent domain. The Act contains further information on eminent domain, landowner, and property rights, and fees. The Act is contained in section 14-201 et seq. Of the Environment Article, Annotated Code of Maryland; additional provisions concerning environmental regulations relevant to gas storage in Prince George's County can be found in section 14-301 et seq.