Prince George's County Underground Storage Act (Maryland)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

EZFeed Policy

Place Maryland
Applies to County Prince George County, Maryland


Name Prince George's County Underground Storage Act (Maryland)
Policy Category Other Policy
Policy Type Environmental Regulations
Affected Technologies Natural Gas
Active Policy Yes
Implementing Sector Local















Primary Website http://www.mde.state.md.us/programs/Land/mining/Pages/Programs/LandPrograms/Mining/index.aspx
Applicable Jurisdiction Prince George's County


Last Review 2014-09-15



Summary

A gas storage company may invoke eminent domain to acquire property in Prince George's County for underground gas storage purposes. The area acquired must lie not less than 800 feet below the surface of a maximum of 12,000 acres of land, and may be owned by a public body. A permit from the Department of the Environment, along with an order from the Public Service Commission, is required prior to the use of eminent domain. The Act contains further information on eminent domain, landowner, and property rights, and fees. The Act is contained in section 14-201 et seq. Of the Environment Article, Annotated Code of Maryland; additional provisions concerning environmental regulations relevant to gas storage in Prince George's County can be found in section 14-301 et seq.


Policy Contact

Department Maryland Department of the Environment
Division Minerals, Oil, and Gas Division
Address 1800 Washington Boulevard, Ste 655
Place Baltimore, Maryland
Zip/Postal Code 21230
Phone 410-537-3557



Department Maryland Public Service Commission
Address William Donald Schaefer Tower
Address 2 6 St. Paul St., 16th Floor
Place Baltimore, Maryland
Zip/Postal Code 21202
Phone (410) 767-8000
Phone 2 1-800-492-0474



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

Authority 1: Environment Article, 14-201 et seq. and 14-301 et seq., Annotated Code of Maryland


















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