The Maryland Dredge and Fill Permit Process Handbook

by Jeffrey R. Hutchins, Maryland Dep of Natural Resources, Coastal Resources Div, Annapolis, MD, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Dredging and Dredged Material Disposal


Safe navigation in the waters of the State of Maryland is made possible, in part, by the continued maintenance dredging of the State's many ports and waterways. Dredging projects in the Bay generate enormous quantities of dredged material. The process by which a permit is obtained for any dredge or fill activity has become long, tedious, and cumbersome. In an effort to try to make the permit process more efficient and to clarify the roles and responsibilities of the many agencies involved, the Maryland Coastal Zone Management Program has produced a new handbook, entitled the 'Maryland Dredge and Fill Permit Process Handbook'. This publication is intended to act as a roadmap for the permit process and will assist the involved parties through this permitting labyrinth.

Subject Headings: Dredged materials | Coastal processes | Permits | Water resources | Navigation (waterway) | Ports and harbors | Environmental issues | Inland waterways | Maryland | United States

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