Coastal Facilities Review Act (Maryland)

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Place Maryland

Applies to States or Provinces Maryland
Name Coastal Facilities Review Act (Maryland)
Policy Category Other Policy
Policy Type Siting and Permitting
Affected Technologies Natural Gas
Active Policy Yes

Implementing Sector State/Province

Primary Website
Applicable Jurisdiction Coastal area includes all land and water area lying within Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Calvert, Caroline, Cecil, Charles, Dorchester, Harford, Kent, Prince George's, Queen Anne's, St. Mary's, Somerset, Talbot, Wicomico, and Worcester counties, the Chesapeake Bay, and lying seaward to the State's territorial jurisdiction.

Last Review 2014-09-15


This Act aims to preserve Maryland's coastal areas and to balance competing demands for resources by requiring environmental impact evaluations to be conducted prior to the approval of the construction or operation of certain facilities. Such review complements the Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972, which establishes a comprehensive plan for the proper use and development of energy resources in coastal areas. This Act applies to pipelines carrying crude oil or natural gas from offshore sources; facilities for the processing, transmission, or storage of natural gas with a total design capacity for at least one billion cubic feet of gas for storage or 200 million cubic feet for processing; operations bases and fabrication yards; and other facilities storing or processing petroleum resources. See subtitle 22.

Policy Contact

Department Maryland Department of the Environment

Address 1800 Washington Boulevard

Place Baltimore, Maryland
Zip/Postal Code 21230
Phone (410) 537-3000


Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: Environment Article, 14-501 et seq., Annotated Code of Maryland

Authority 2: COMAR 26.22.01