Interstate Mining Compact (Maryland)
Last modified on February 12, 2015.
|Applies to States or Provinces||Maryland|
|Name||Interstate Mining Compact (Maryland)|
|Policy Category||Other Policy|
|Policy Type||Environmental Regulations|
|Affected Technologies||Coal with CCS|
This legislation authorizes the state's entrance into the Interstate Mining Compact, a multi-state governmental agency / organization that represents the natural resource and related environmental protection interests of its member states. Currently, 23 states are members to the compact, and 6 additional states are associate members. The compact is administered by the Interstate Mining Compact Commission, which does not possess regulatory powers but “provides a forum for interstate action and communication on issues of concern to the member states” and thus aids the development of effective regulatory programs and environmental protection initiatives.
|Department||Interstate Mining Compact Commission|
|Address||445-A Carlisle Drive|
Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)
|Authority 1:||Environment Article, 15-901 et seq., Annotated Code of Maryland|