Flood Control and Watershed Management (Maryland)
Last modified on February 12, 2015.
|Applies to States or Provinces||Maryland|
|Name||Flood Control and Watershed Management (Maryland)|
|Policy Category||Other Policy|
|Policy Type||Environmental Regulations|
|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|
|Program Administrator||Maryland Department of the Environment|
Counties and towns are required to issue permits for development within the 100-year floodplain. Development is broadly defined to include any man-made change to land, including grading, filling, dredging, extraction, storage, subdivision of land, and the construction or improvement of structures. The Department of the Environment is responsible for developing and administering a program to minimize the risk of flooding in the state, providing assistance to local governments, and implementing relevant regulations. Separate flood management plans are typically devised for each watershed by local governments in consultation with the Department and associated state agencies. Flood management plans typically involve some restrictions on development in flood zones, especially in 100-year floodplains. Special regulations apply to the Jones Falls watershed in Baltimore County.
|Department||Maryland Department of the Environment|
|Address||1800 Washington Boulevard|
|Department||Local governmental agencies|
Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)
|Authority 1:||Environment Article, 5-701 et seq. and 5-801 et seq., Annotated Code of Maryland|
|Authority 2:||COMAR 26.17.05|