Planning & Environmental Law

Volume 64 • 2012

New Legislation: Subject Index

The case abstracts are listed by common subject names. Some cases may be found in multiple subject categories.


A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M |  N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | Y | Z


A

AGRICULTURE

Algaculture and certain energy production activities are eligible for preferential treatment under Right to Farm and tax laws (Ohio H.B. No. 276 2012) 64 PEL 1001

Impact of state, local government, and individual actions on farmland loss is to be accounted for (Wash. S.B. No. 6082 2012) 64 PEL 1007

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C

COMPREHENSIVE PLANS

Maryland clarifies the role of its State Development Plan (Md. H.B. No. 1201 2012) 64 PEL 1014

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E

ENERGY

The Uintah Basin Energy Zone is created to exploit natural resources (Utah S.B. No. 83 2012) 64 PEL 1002

Geothermal resource exploration and development is permissible in all districts (Haw. S.B. No. 3003 2012) 64 PEL 1008

Municipalities may not regulate exploration, extraction, processing, or transportation of oil and gas resources, with significant exceptions (Idaho H.B. No. 464 2012) 64 PEL 1009

Indiana requires reporting and disclosure of hydraulic fracturing fluid contents (Ind. H.E.A. No. 1107 2012) 64 PEL 1010

Louisiana requires reporting of volume and content of hydraulic fracturing fluid used (La. H.B. No. 957 2012) 64 PEL 1015

Commission is established to evaluate and advise on policies to reduce fossil fuel use (R.I. S. No. 2186A 2012) 64 PEL 1016

Vermont bans hydraulic fracturing (Vt. H. No. 464 2012) 64 PEL 1017

Natural gas drilling activities create a "presumptive impact zone" with respect to nearby groundwater contamination (Md. H.B. No. 1123 2012) 64 PEL 1021

ENVIRONMENT

The Uintah Basin Energy Zone is created to exploit natural resources (Utah S.B. No. 83 2012) 64 PEL 1002

A bistate planning agency is created to address flood hazards and environmental protection in a shared watershed (N.J. S.B. No. 59 2012) 64 PEL 1006

Maryland protects watershed through limits on sewer and septic system proliferation (Md. S.B. No. 236 2012) 64 PEL 1012

Maryland requires local jurisdictions to adopt and fund watershed protection and restoration programs (Md. H.B. No. 987 2012) 64 PEL 1013

Commission is established to evaluate and advise on policies to reduce fossil fuel use (R.I. S. No. 2186A 2012) 64 PEL 1016

Maryland requires local jurisdictions to adopt and fund watershed protection and restoration programs (Md. H.B. No. 987 2012) 64 PEL 1020

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G

GROWTH MANAGEMENT

Designation of higher-density "urban development areas" no longer required (Va. S.B. No. 274 2012) 64 PEL 1003

Maryland protects watershed through limits on sewer and septic system proliferation (Md. S.B. No. 236 2012) 64 PEL 1012

Commission is established to evaluate and advise on policies to reduce fossil fuel use (R.I. S. No. 2186A 2012) 64 PEL 1016

Maryland limits growth of residential subdivisions reliant on septic systems (Md. S.B. No. 236 2012) 64 PEL 1018

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M

MINING

State regulations governing drilling in the Marcellus shale place limits on local regulation (Pa. H.B. No. 1950 2012) 64 PEL 1004

Municipalities may not regulate exploration, extraction, processing, or transportation of oil and gas resources, with significant exceptions (Idaho H.B. No. 464 2012) 64 PEL 1009

Indiana requires reporting and disclosure of hydraulic fracturing fluid contents (Ind. H.E.A. No. 1107 2012) 64 PEL 1010

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P

PREEMPTION

State regulations governing drilling in the Marcellus shale place limits on local regulation (Pa. H.B. No. 1950 2012) 64 PEL 1004

Maryland clarifies the role of its State Development Plan (Md. H.B. No. 1201 2012) 64 PEL 1014

PUBLIC FINANCE

Committee is established to guide allocation of private activity bond capacity (Vt. H. No. 556 2012) 64 PEL 1019

PUBLIC UTILITIES

Maryland protects watershed through limits on sewer and septic system proliferation (Md. S.B. No. 236 2012) 64 PEL 1012

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S

SITE PLANS

Colocations on existing cell towers are not subject to site plan review (N.J. S.B. No. 2989 2012) 64 PEL 1005

SUBDIVISION

Maryland protects watershed through limits on sewer and septic system proliferation (Md. S.B. No. 236 2012) 64 PEL 1012

Maryland limits growth of residential subdivisions reliant on septic systems (Md. S.B. No. 236 2012) 64 PEL 1018

T

TAXATION

Algaculture and certain energy production activities are eligible for preferential treatment under Right to Farm and tax laws (Ohio H.B. No. 276 2012) 64 PEL 1001

TELECOMMUNICATIONS

Colocations on existing cell towers are not subject to site plan review (N.J. S.B. No. 2989 2012) 64 PEL 1005

State and local governments are required to approve wireless tower modifications, including colocations (U.S. H.R. No. 3630 2012) 64 PEL 1011

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W

WASTE DISPOSAL

Maryland protects watershed through limits on sewer and septic system proliferation (Md. S.B. No. 236 2012) 64 PEL 1012

Maryland limits growth of residential subdivisions reliant on septic systems (Md. S.B. No. 236 2012) 64 PEL 1018

WATER AND WATERCOURSES

A bistate planning agency is created to address flood hazards and environmental protection in a shared watershed (N.J. S.B. No. 59 2012) 64 PEL 1006

Maryland protects watershed through limits on sewer and septic system proliferation (Md. S.B. No. 236 2012) 64 PEL 1012

Maryland requires local jurisdictions to adopt and fund watershed protection and restoration programs (Md. H.B. No. 987 2012) 64 PEL 1013

Louisiana requires reporting of volume and content of hydraulic fracturing fluid used (La. H.B. No. 957 2012) 64 PEL 1015

Vermont bans hydraulic fracturing (Vt. H. No. 464 2012) 64 PEL 1017

Maryland requires local jurisdictions to adopt and fund watershed protection and restoration programs (Md. H.B. No. 987 2012) 64 PEL 1020

Natural gas drilling activities create a "presumptive impact zone" with respect to nearby groundwater contamination (Md. H.B. No. 1123 2012) 64 PEL 1021

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