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Session Laws, 1977
Volume 735, Page 3667   View pdf image
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JOINT RESOLUTIONS NO. 1 (Senate Joint Resolution 9) A Senate Joint Resolution concerning Permits for Activities in Navigable Haters
or Ocean Waters FOR the purpose of requesting the Congress of the United
States to amend PL 92-500, Section 404, to recognize
the State's rights and duties to manage its water
and related land resource management activities
without encumbrance by duplicative permit procedures
at the Federal level. WHEREAS, The goal of the State of Maryland is to
provide full and adequate protection of its natural
resources to obtain the greatest benefits for the State
and its citizens through procedures which require
individual permit decisions on a responsible basis within
a reasonable time and has further provided for clearly
defined administrative and judicial appeal procedures
available to the public should an individual question the
decision of the State on a particular application; and WHEREAS, The Maryland State Legislature has
authorized annual appropriations in excess of 40 million
dollars to maintain coordinated interdisciplinary
resource management Administrations within the Department
of Natural Resources to assure comprehensive water and
wetlands resource management decisions by persons with
expertise in marsh ecology, water quality, and land and
water uses; and WHEREAS, The State of Maryland has vested its
responsibility in the Department of Natural Resources to
fulfill the intent of the several legislative acts passed
by the Maryland General Assembly to exercise sound water
resources planning, development, and conservation, as
required to maintain and improve the quality of the
waters of the State; and WHEREAS, Under policy guidelines set forth in these
several acts, the State's Department of Natural Resources
has developed a permit procedure which mandates
consideration of the varied ecological factors associated
with individual project proposals; and WHEREAS, A duplicative permit requirement has been
established at the Federal level as a result of Federal

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