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Wetlands and Riparian Rights (Maryland)

Eligibility 
Agricultural
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Program Info
State 
Maryland
Program Type 
Environmental Regulations
Provider 
Maryland Department of the Environment

The Department of the Environment regulates dredging, dumping, filling, and similar activities in wetland areas to protect the environmental and public values of the wetlands and to sustain their ability to control floods. Regulations will be enacted with the consent of the Maryland Agricultural Commission. This legislation contains provisions to protect the rights of riparian owners and landowners. Licensing requirements for the construction of non-water dependent structures on piers can be found in section 16-104; such structures may not be permitted in Prince George's County. This legislation addresses licensing and fees for dredging, filling, construction, and similar activities in state and private wetlands, as well as the determination of the boundaries of those wetlands.