Chesapeake Bay and Tributaries (Maryland)

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Place Maryland

Applies to States or Provinces Maryland
Name Chesapeake Bay Restoration Act (Maryland)
Policy Category Other Policy
Policy Type Environmental Regulations
Affected Technologies Biomass/Biogas, Coal with CCS, Concentrating Solar Power, Energy Storage, Fuel Cells, Geothermal Electric, Hydroelectric, Hydroelectric (Small), Natural Gas, Nuclear, Solar Photovoltaics, Tidal Energy, Wave Energy, Wind energy
Active Policy Yes
Implementing Sector Local

Primary Website
Applicable Jurisdiction Chesapeake Bay and surrounding lands


This legislation sets limits on development near Chesapeake Bay as well as on dredging and the deposition of dredged material into the bay. The legislation establishes the Cox Creek Citizens Oversight Committee (now mostly defunct); the Hart-Miller-Pleasure Island Oversight Committee, which provides oversight and monitoring of the future development, use, and maintenance of the Hart-Miller-Pleasure Island chain, and the water quality in the area immediately surrounding the islands; the Kent Island Citizens Oversight Committee (now defunct).

Policy Contact

Department Maryland Department of the Environment
Address 1800 Washington Boulevard
Place Baltimore, Maryland
Zip/Postal Code 21230
Phone (410) 537-3000

Contact Name Stan Snarski, Project Manager
Department Hart-Miller-Pleasure Island Citizens Oversight Committee
Address c/o Maryland Environmental Service
Address 2 259 Najoles Road
Place Millersville, Maryland
Zip/Postal Code 21108 - 2515
Phone (410) 729-8383
Fax (410) 729-8220

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

Authority 1: Environment Article, 5-1101 et seq., Annotated Code of Maryland