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Date Posted: 06/02/2010
Submission Title DEP Issue Profile: Mandatory Shoreland Zoning Act
Author(s) Maine DEP
Year Created 2003
Resource Type Publications, Websites, and Tools
Publisher Department of Environmental Protection
Media Type Report (unpublished)
Volume, Issue, pp pp 4
The Mandatory Shoreland Zoning Act was enacted by the legislature in 1971. The current law, as amended, requires municipalities to establish land use controls for all land areas within 250 feet of ponds and non-forested freshwater wetlands that are 10 acres or larger; rivers with watersheds of at least 25 square miles in drainage area; coastal wetlands and tidal waters; and all land areas within 75 feet of certain streams.
Theme>Topic Water Quality > Wetlands
Water Quality > Ecosystem Management
Water Quality > Shorelands Protection
Watershed: Cocheco
Town(s): Rochester; Rollinsford; Somersworth; Strafford
Watershed: Great Works
Town(s): Berwick
Watershed: Kennebunk River
Town(s): Alfred; Arundel
Watershed: Mousam
Town(s): Acton; Alfred
Watershed: Piscataqua
Town(s): Rye
Watershed: Salmon Falls
Town(s): Acton; Rochester; Rollinsford; Somersworth; Wakefield
Attachment DEP Issue Profile.pdf

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