Maryland Wetland Regulation Database

Maryland's Wetland Regulation Database

Scope Program/Law Government Level
Laws with authority over activities in or around wetlands    
  Clean Water Act, Section 401 (Water Quality Certification) Federal
  Clean Water Act, Section 404  Federal
  Coastal Barrier Resources Act Federal
  Coastal Zone Consistency & Coastal Zone Management Program Federal
Coastal Zone Management Act Federal
  Endangered Species Act Federal
  Executive Order 11990 Federal
  Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act Federal
  Maryland's State Programmatic General Permit Federal
  National Environmental Policy Act Federal
  National Flood Insurance Program Federal
  Water Resources Development Act Federal
  Waterways Federal
  Wetlands Federal
  Areas of Critical State Concern State
  Chesapeake Bay Critical Area Law State
  Forest Conservation Act State
  MD Historical Trust State
Nontidal Wetlands Protection Act & Program State
Sediment & Erosion Control State
  Smart Growth State
  Stormwater Management State
  Nongame and Endangered Species
Conservation Act
State
Tidal Wetlands Act & Program State
  Water Quality Improvement Act State
  Waterways Construction Statute State
  Allegany County laws Local
  Anne Arundel County laws Local
  Baltimore City laws Local
  Baltimore County laws Local
  Calvert County laws Local
  Caroline County laws Local
  Carroll County laws Local
  Cecil County laws Local
  Charles County laws Local
  Dorchester County laws Local
  Frederick County laws Local
  Garrett County laws Local
  Harford County laws Local
  Howard County laws Local
  Kent County laws Local
  Montgomery County laws Local
  Prince George's County laws Local
  Queen Anne's laws Local
  Somerset County laws Local
  Talbot County laws Local
  Worcester County laws Local
  Washington County laws Local
  Wicomico County laws Local
Voluntary Programs
Technical and financial 
Assistance, various land 
Uses
 
  Chesapeake Bay Agreement Federal
Chesapeake Bay Commission Federal
Chesapeake Bay Program Federal
Chesapeake Executive Council Federal
  Coastal Wetlands Planning, Protection, and Restoration Act Federal
  EPA State Wetlands Programs
Development Grants
Federal
  Federal Aid in Sport Fish 
Restoration Act
Federal
  Forest Stewardship Program Federal
  Forestry Incentives Program Federal
  Ramsar Convention Treaty Federal
  Land and Water Conservation 
Fund
Federal
  Migratory Bird Conservation Act Federal
  Migratory Bird Conservation 
Commission
Federal
  Migratory Bird Conservation 
Fund
Federal
  National Estuary Program Federal
  Near Coastal Waters Program Federal
  North American Waterfowl 
Management Plan
Federal
  North American Wetlands
Conservation Act
Federal
  Partners for Fish and Wildlife Federal
  Stewardship Incentive Program Federal
  Surplus Federal Property Transfer Federal
  Watershed Protection and Flood
Prevention Act
Federal
  Wildlife Habitat Incentives 
Program
Federal
Chesapeake Bay Trust State
  Non-Structural Shore Erosion 
Control
State
  Program Open Space State
  Rural Legacy Program State
  Stream ReLeaf/ Buffer Initiative State
  Wetland Restoration Initiative State
Woodland Incentive Program State
Technical and financial assistance, agricultural only
  Conservation Reserve Enhancement 
Program
Federal
  Conservation Reserve Program Federal
  Emergency Watershed 
Protection Program
Federal
  Environmental Quality Incentives Program Federal
  Swampbuster Federal
  Wetlands Reserve Program Federal
  Maryland Agricultural Water Quality 
Cost-Share Program
State
Technical Assistance Only    
  BayScapes Federal/Private
  Backyard Wildlife Habitat Program Private
Technical and financial 
assistance, private
   
  Chesapeake Bay Initiative Private
  Chesapeake Wildlife Heritage Private
Planning Strategies    
  Clean Water Act Sec. 404 (Advanced 
Identification)
Federal
  Emergency Wetlands Resources Act Federal
  Statewide Comprehensive 
Outdoor Recreation Plans
Federal
  Special Area Management Plans State
  Tributary Strategies State
  Greenways Commission State
  Wild and Scenic River Designation State
Preservation    
  MD Environmental Trust State
  Land Trusts Private
  The Nature Conservancy of MD Private