MD ALTA Environmental Protection Lien Endorsement 8.1

ENDORSEMENT ATTACHED TO AND MADE A PART

OF POLICY OF TITLE INSURANCE SERIAL NUMBER

ISSUED BY

STEWART TITLE GUARANTY COMPANY

The insurance afforded by this endorsement is only effective if the land is used or is to be used primarily for residential purposes.

The Company insures the insured against loss or damage sustained by reason of lack of priority of the lien of the insured mortgage over:

(a) any environmental protection lien which, at the Date of Policy, is recorded in those public records established under state statutes at the Date of Policy for the purpose of imparting constructive notice of matters relating to real property to purchasers for value and without knowledge, or filed in the records of the clerk of the United States district court for the district in which the land is located, except as set forth in Schedule B; or

(b) any environmental protection lien provided for by any state statute in effect at the Date of Policy, except environmental protection liens provided for by the following state statutes:

Article - Environment, Section 7-266, Annotated Code of Maryland

For the purposes of this paragraph (b), a statute shall be deemed a ?state statute? only insofar as it provides for an environmental protection lien arising or created by reason of matters other than those listed under ?Excluded Matters? below.

Excluded Matters

(i) plant diseases, pests, or rodents;

(ii) water drainage or flood control, mining reclamation, weed abatement, or unfit buildings (where the applicable statutory provisions do not expressly relate to pollution or to hazardous or toxic wastes or substances);

(iii) snow or ice removal;

(iv) charges, taxes or assessments authorized by any state statute to be imposed by local political subdivisions or districts of the state (except where such charges, taxes or assessments, by express provisions of the applicable statute, relate to pollution or to hazardous or toxic wastes or substances).

This endorsement is made apart of the policy and is subject to all of the terms and provisions thereof and of any prior endorsements thereto. Except to the extent expressly stated, it neither modifies any of the terms and provisions of the policy and any prior endorsements, nor does it extend the effective date of the policy and any prior endorsements, nor does it increase the face amount thereof.

Signed under seal for the Company, but this endorsement is to be valid only when it bears an authorized countersignature.

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