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(a) The Director may recommend regulations to administer this Article, may hold public hearings on any proposed regulation, and must obtain recommendations from the Montgomery Soil Conservation District before forwarding the recommendations to the County Executive. These regulations must include:
(1) minimum erosion and sediment control plan requirements;
(2) maximum duration of exposure;
(3) critical slope protection;
(4) on-site grading controls;
(5) on-site drainage controls; and
(6) protection of specimen trees.
(b) The Director may recommend one or more methods to calculate the amount of surface area affected by tree cutting, including using tree cover measurements.
(c) The County Executive must adopt any regulation under subsection (a) under method (2).
(d) Regulations adopted under this Section must not conflict with or waive any provision of this Chapter, and must not be less restrictive than applicable requirements of state law or regulation. (1976 L.M.C., ch. 14, § 1; 1984 L.M.C., ch. 24, § 20; 1984 L.M.C., ch. 27, § 17; 1986 L.M.C., ch. 45, § 1; 1992 L.M.C., ch. 6, § 1; 2013 L.M.C., ch. 9, § 1.)