2013 Maryland Code
§ 5-810 - Adoption of noise zone regulations by political subdivisions

MD Transp Code § 5-810 (2013) What's This?


(a) For airports not owned by this State, within 180 days after the Executive Director certifies and publishes a noise zone under Part II of this subtitle, each political subdivision that has a noise zone wholly or partly within its jurisdiction shall adopt, under its police power, noise zone regulations establishing local noise zones. These noise zones may not be less restrictive than the noise zone certified by the Executive Director.

(b) The political subdivision shall identify the noise zones established under this section on each zoning map, comprehensive plan, and other appropriate document.

(c) (1) If a political subdivision has or adopts a general zoning ordinance, any noise zone regulations adopted under this section for all or a part of the same area may be made a part of the general zoning regulations and administered and enforced with them.

(2) The legislative body of a political subdivision that adopts noise zone regulations under this section may delegate the duty of administering and enforcing the regulations to any administrative agency under its jurisdiction. However, the administrative agency may not be or include any member of the board of appeals.

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