A Baltimore Harbor Enhancement Plan

by Mary G. Dolan, Regional Planning Council, Baltimore, MD, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Coastal Zone '85


The state enacted wetlands legislation in the early 1970's to require permits for the filling of tidal wetlands. In addition, federal regulations implemented through the Corps of Engineers also require permits for filling. Each agency developed different policies and procedures related to their goals and objectives for limiting filling to water-related activity. By 1980, these procedures had been amended or interpreted to include mitigation or compensation for resources lost as a result of fill projects. Federal, state, and local agencies joined forces to make both economic development and environmental improvement easier in the Baltimore Harbor.

Subject Headings: Ports and harbors | Wetlands (fresh water) | Permits | Federal government | Coastal management | Industrial facilities | Legislation | Tides | Baltimore | Maryland | United States

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