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MAR represents Maryland REALTORS® by making your voice heard in Congress and at the State Legislature. Our primary concern is protecting your professional and business interests. Our Legislative and Public Policy Committees develop a straightforward political agenda to: support and develop legislation that helps our industry and oppose legislation that hurts the free transfer of real estate. The Legislative Committee typically reviews over 200 pieces of legislation and regulations each year...

Septic Rule Changes Take Effect November 24th

The septic regulation taking effect on November 24th will no longer require that most new construction outside of Maryland's Critical Areas install an enhanced nutrient removal septic system often referred to as Best Available Technology (BAT) systems.  BAT systems will still be required for property located in the Critical Area (within 1,000 feet of tidally influenced water).

The regulation also requires BAT systems for new construction or replacement systems outside the Critical Area but within the Coastal or Bay Watershed "where the design flow is 5,000 gallons per day or greater."   These systems are typically larger commercial or community systems.

Finally, the regulation would not stop local governments from requiring BAT systems for areas outside of the Critical Area

posted @ Monday, November 14, 2016 4:00 PM by Castelli0238