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FCA Development Review Criteria Online

The Department of Neighborhood and Environmental Programs (DNEP) has received citizen comments and used the opinions to further revise the Forest Conservation Act Development Review Criteria.

The Forest Conservation Act Development Review Criteria was originally revised in response to input from the Department of Natural Resources and borrows heavily from the Natural Resources Title 5, Subtitle 16, which defines the Forest Conservation Act, and the Forest Conservation Manual, a Department of Natural Resources guide to the implementation of the Forest Conservation Act.

The City of Annapolis refers to Forest Conservation Act Development Review Criteria to aid in the review of development projects that must comply with the Maryland Forest Conservation Act.  The intent is to create consistency in the review of what tend to be large and often complex projects.  

Go to http://tiny.cc/659qfw to review the revised criteria.