Critical Area Commission for the Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays

Proposed Regulations

The Commission is currently proposing regulations that incorporate climate change provisions and updates to development requirements for State agencies. The proposed regulations were published in the Maryland Register on Friday, October 17, 2014.

This proposal consists of the following:

  • Compliance with Executive Order .01.01.2012.29 requiring the Critical Area Commission to evaluate existing regulations and policies for State Agency Actions Resulting in Development on State-Owned Lands and adopt new or revised provisions that address climate change and the risk of sea level rise.
  • Update certain provisions due to changes in other State regulations that have rendered current provisions obsolete.
  • Update the drafting style found in Subtitle 02, Chapter 5 to conform with current drafting standards; and
  • Streamline the State development regulations.

Click here to go to the Maryland Register.

Public comments can be submitted through the close of business on Monday, November 17, 2014.

The Commission welcomes public comments which can be sent to Lisa Hoerger, Regulations Coordinator by:


Telephone: (410) 260-3478

Fax: (410) 974-5338

U.S. Mail to:

Lisa Hoerger
Critical Area Commission
1804 West Street, Suite 100
Annapolis, Maryland 21401

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