2019 Maryland Code
Title 5 - Water Resources
Subtitle 8 - Flood Control and Watershed Management
§ 5-805. Enforcement of subtitle

Universal Citation: MD Env Code § 5-805 (2019)

    (a)    Each subdivision shall take measures to enforce the provisions of this subtitle within its jurisdiction, including the enactment of a local law prescribing a civil penalty in the form of a fine not exceeding $500 for each day of violation of any local law the subdivision enacts to implement this subtitle. The local law shall provide that each day upon which a violation occurs or continues constitutes a separate offense. The local law shall provide that the total civil penalty may not exceed $10,000.

    (b)    If a subdivision fails to enforce any provision of this subtitle, including any ordinance or local law the subdivision enacts pursuant to this subtitle, or if the subdivision does not possess the authority to correct a violation of this subtitle, the Department may request the Attorney General to take appropriate legal action to correct the violation.

    (c)    A court exercising equity jurisdiction in the county where the land or any part of the land or water covered by this subtitle is located may restrain any violation of this subtitle, or order the abatement of a condition resulting from any violation and order the restoration of lands and waters to the condition existing prior to the violation, in an action brought by a subdivision affected by the violation, by the Department, by any authorized unit or officer of the Department, or by the Attorney General.

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