Maryland Proposed Forestry Regulations

This is a summary of regulatory proposals submitted by the Maryland Forest Service.

Consult the Maryland Register, Code of Maryland Regulations and Natural Resources Article of the Annotated Code of Maryland for full legal text. If you have any questions regarding the proposed regulations, please email or call the contact person stated in the proposed regulations as published in the Maryland Register notice.

The Maryland Forest Service welcomes public comment on proposed regulations. However, only comments entered during the official public comment period specified in the Maryland Register become part of the official regulatory record. The official public comment period is 30 days after publication in the Maryland Register. Receiving comments on the proposal provides the Department with invaluable information and perspectives that may be incorporated into content or editorial changes. The Maryland Register notice will provide contact information where all official public comments may be sent.


(Currently showing 2014 and 2015)

Proposal Subject

Emergency, Proposed or Final

Sent for Publication Date

MD Register Issue Date

Hearing Date

Public Comment Deadline

Scheduled Effective Date

Forest Conservation fee-in-lieu

Proposed

January 5, 2015

January 23, 2105

None

February 23, 2015

March 30, 2015

COMAR 08.19.03
The purpose of this action is to revise the fee-in-lieu amounts stated in the Model Ordinance to reflect rate of the inflation as required by statute.

The proposed action amends Regulation .01 under COMAR 08.19.03 Model Forest Conservation Ordinance. (Article X Payment Instead of Afforestation and Reforestation)

COMAR 08.19.04
The purpose of this action is to include language stating the revised fee-in-lieu amount in the regulations that reflects the rate of inflation as required by statute.

The proposed action amends Regulations .09 under COMAR 08.19.04 State Forest Conservation Program.

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Public comments may be submitted by fax (410) 260-8595 or email comments to the contact person listed in the Maryland Register.

 

(Currently showing 2014)

Proposal Subject

Emergency, Proposed or Final

Sent for Publication Date

MD Register Issue Date

Hearing Date

Public Comment Deadline

Scheduled Effective Date

Off-Road Vehicles

Proposed

September 15, 2014

October 3, 2104

None

Nov 3, 2014

Dec 22, 2014

COMAR 08.01.03. 01 – 12

The purpose of this action is to designate one new Off-Road Vehicle Trail, delete three permanently closed Off-Road Vehicle Trails and update the Off-Road Vehicle regulations.

The proposed action amends the language to COMAR 08.01.03 to designate one new Off-Road Vehicle Trail in Garrett County, to delete three permanently closed Off-Road Vehicle Trails in Allegany, Garrett, and Worcester Counties, and to complete the required regulatory review update to these regulations.

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Click here to view Notice of Final Action.

 

Proposal Subject

Emergency, Proposed or Final

Sent for Publication Date

MD Register Issue Date

Hearing Date

Public Comment Deadline

Scheduled Effective Date

Incorporation by Reference

Proposed

June 23, 2014

July 11, 2104

None

August 11, 2014

Sept 16, 2014

COMAR 08.07.07. 02

The purpose of this action is to amend the Incorporation by Reference section to reflect the most current versions of the existing incorporated documents.

The proposed action amends the Incorporation by Reference section to reflect the most current versions of the existing incorporated documents.

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Effective date: September 16, 2014