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Mr. Hall said planning officials are working on a final version of the plan that will likely clarify the plan’s collaborative nature in an effort to ease concerns over its impact on counties.

He said Mr. O’Malley, a Democrat, should receive the final plan later this month.

Mr. Pipkin has said he will introduce legislation in next year’s General Assembly session, beginning Jan. 11, that would require legislative approval for any statewide planning document.