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    (a)    In this subtitle the following words have the meanings indicated.

    (b)    “BayStat Program” means the program established under § 8–2A–03 of this subtitle.

    (c)    (1)    “Nonpoint source pollution control project” means a project to improve water quality by a reduction of nitrogen, phosphorus, or sediment pollution.

        (2)    “Nonpoint source pollution control project” includes:

            (i)    An agricultural best management implementation practice, including cover crops, riparian forested buffer, manure processing, grassed waterways, animal waste storage structures, and livestock fencing;

            (ii)    An urban or suburban stormwater practice;

            (iii)    A sustainable forest management practice, including a forest stewardship plan or a nonornamental urban and suburban tree planting project;

            (iv)    Stream and wetland restoration;

            (v)    Riparian buffer planting;

            (vi)    A project that demonstrates the effectiveness of an innovative nonpoint source pollution reduction measure provided that the measure is capable of integration into existing nonpoint source pollution programs;

            (vii)    Technical assistance necessary to implement a nonpoint source pollution control project;

            (viii)    Improvement of a municipal park located on or adjacent to a waterway, provided that the improvement is limited to state–of–the–art and sustainable nonpoint source pollution control measures that demonstrably improve water quality by reducing nitrogen, phosphorus, and sediment pollution; and

            (ix)    Strategic monitoring of water quality improvements from nonpoint source pollution control projects that have been funded, in whole or in part, with grants from the Trust Fund.

    (d)    “Trust Fund” means the Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays 2010 Trust Fund.

    (e)    “Watershed implementation plan” means a plan to achieve the nutrient and sediment limits required under the Chesapeake Bay total maximum daily load.

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