Development near Wetlands and Waterways (Maryland)

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EZFeed Policy

Place Maryland

Applies to States or Provinces Maryland
Name Development near Wetlands and Waterways (Maryland)
Policy Category Other Policy
Policy Type Siting and Permitting
Affected Technologies Biomass/Biogas, Coal with CCS, Concentrating Solar Power, Energy Storage, Fuel Cells, Geothermal Electric, Hydroelectric, Hydroelectric (Small), Natural Gas, Nuclear, Solar Photovoltaics, Tidal Energy, Wave Energy, Wind energy
Active Policy Yes

Implementing Sector State/Province

Program Administrator Maryland Department of the Environment
Primary Website

Last Review 2014-09-15


The Wetlands and Waterways Program requires permits for commercial activity or development proposed on or near a wetland or waterway. For the purpose of the permitting process, major projects are defined as projects that will permanently impact 5,000 square feet or more of wetlands or waterways, including the 100-year floodplain and are located in an area identified as potentially impacting a nontidal wetland of special State concern. Major and minor projects permits are subject to varying application fees and approval processes. Section 5-901 et seq. off the Environment Article contains more specific information on application and permit procedures. More information on nontidal wetlands classifications: More information, Maryland Nontidal Wetland Mitigation Guidance:

Policy Contact

Department Maryland Department of the Environment
Division Wetlands and Waterways Program
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, 5-203.1 and 5-901 et seq., Annotated Code of Maryland

Authority 2: COMAR 26.17.07

Authority 3: COMAR 26.23