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Statute Text

Article - Environment
(a)   There is an Executive Committee created to provide oversight in the development of the State of Maryland’s plans for dredged material management.
(b)    (1)   The Executive Committee shall consist of:
(i)   The Secretary of Transportation, or the Secretary’s designee;
(ii)   The Secretary of Natural Resources, or the Secretary’s designee;
(iii)   The Secretary of the Environment, or the Secretary’s designee;
(iv)   A representative of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, designated by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation;
(v)   A representative of the Management Committee of the Dredged Material Placement Program; and
(vi)   A citizen representative, appointed by the Governor.
(2)   The Governor shall invite the following people to serve as members of the Executive Committee:
(i)   A representative of the Army Corps of Engineers, Philadelphia District; and
(ii)   A representative of the Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District.
(c)   The Executive Committee shall meet as needed, but not less than semiannually.
(d)   The Executive Committee shall:
(1)   Review and recommend to the Governor dredged material placement options, including, but not limited to, the placement sites identified in the October 1, 2000 Report to the Maryland General Assembly regarding the Governor’s Strategic Plan for Dredged Material Management, to fill short–term capacity needs as specified in § 5–1102(d)(2)(ii) of this subtitle;
(2)   Review and recommend to the Governor elements, as part of a continuous and long–term strategic plan for dredged material management, including changes to the plan; and
(3)   Review and recommend to the Governor dredged material disposal sites for long–term dredged material placement capacity based on the following hierarchy:
(i)   Beneficial use and innovative reuse of dredged material;
(ii)   Upland sites and other environmentally sound confined capacity;
(iii)   Expansion of existing dredged material disposal capacity other than the Hart–Miller Island Dredged Material Containment Facility and areas collectively known as Pooles Island, including G–West and Site 92; and
(iv)   Other dredged material placement options to meet long–term placement needs, except for redepositing dredged material in an unconfined manner.