Governing Law and Regulations
Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) Water Management Administration Wetlands and Waterways Program
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) Baltimore District Office Pittsburgh District Office
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 3
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Maryland follows the federal wetlands permitting regulations. The state authorizes and prohibits certain activities in private wetlands. Some activities may require permits, while others may require only notification to the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) or nothing at all. The state offers a joint federal/state application for the alteration of any floodplain, waterway, and tidal or nontidal wetland in Maryland.
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