LexisNexis Practice Guide: Maryland Environmental Law
LexisNexis Practice Guide: Maryland Environmental Law is a valuable primer for those Maryland practitioners new to environmental law, as well as a resource for those seasoned professionals that have been working on environmental issues for decades whether as real estate attorneys, land use attorneys, developers' attorneys, corporate attorneys, or utility attorneys. It includes an overview of the scope of Maryland environmental regulation, practical practice perspectives, and specific discussion of particular types of environmental regulations.
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LexisNexis Practice Guide: Maryland Environmental Law provides a handy reference to both Maryland’s environmental laws and the state's regulatory obligation to comply with applicable federal laws. Written by the environmental practice group at Gordon Feinblatt LLC, the guide is designed to address regulatory provisions related to programs overseen by the Maryland Department of the Environment and the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. It examines rule making, permitting and enforcement issues.
In many cases, the State of Maryland implements and enforces federal environmental laws in cooperation with or with delegated authority from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. This guide includes summaries of certain significant federal environmental laws that are implemented by the State of Maryland, such as the Clean Air Act and Clean Water Act. The guide also points out areas where the State environmental laws are implemented primarily at the local level.
Chapters discuss the following:
• air quality,
• water quality,
• solid waste and sewage disposal,
• hazardous waste,
• land remediation,
• oil control and storage tank management,
• Chesapeake Bay and Atlantic Coastal Bay issues and
• natural resource issues.
In addition to discussion of the specific laws and regulations and their implementation, the guide includes over 250 practice tips (strategic points, timing, warnings and exceptions).
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“The Maryland Environmental Law book is a must-have for any Maryland environmental law practitioner, whether seasoned or new to the subject matter. The book is well-organized and easy to navigate. The practice pointers are particularly helpful for some of the more nuanced laws and regulations.” – Megan M. Roberts-Satinsky, Environmental & Energy Attorney
“An invaluable guide to Maryland's environmental laws. Required reading for anyone who needs to understand environmental statutes, regulations and practice in Maryland.” – James B. Witkin, Environmental Attorney
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Regulatory Structure and Procedure
Chapter 2 Air Quality
Chapter 3 Water Quality and Water Resources
Chapter 4 Wetlands
Chapter 5 Solid Waste and Sewage Disposal
Chapter 6 Hazardous Waste
Chapter 7 Land Remediation
Chapter 8 Oil Control and Storage Tank Management
Chapter 9 Chesapeake Bay and Atlantic Coastal Bay Issues
Chapter 10 Natural Resources Issues