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26.17.01.00.htm 26.17.01.00. Title 26 DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT Subtitle 17 WATER MANAGEMENT Chapter 01 Erosion and Sediment Control Authority: Environment Article, §4-101, Annotated Code of Maryland
26.17.01.01.htm 26.17.01.01. 01 Definitions.. A. In this chapter, the following terms have the meanings indicated. Terms not defined below shall have the meanings given to them in the relevant statutes, or if not defined in statutes, the meanings attributed by common use. The terms "Administration" "person" "pollution" "responsible personnel" "waters of the State" are defined in Environment Article, §4-104 or 5-101, Annotated Code of Maryland. The meanings for these specific terms are provid
26.17.01.02.htm 26.17.01.02. 02 General Provisions.. A. The Administration shall be responsible for the implementation and supervision of the erosion and sediment control program established by the Sediment Control Subtitle. This responsibility includes but is not limited to:1) Establishment of policies, procedures, standards, and criteria relating to erosion and sediment control;2) The review and approval of:. a) County erosion and sediment control ordinances;.
26.17.01.03.htm 26.17.01.03. 03 Delegation of Enforcement Authority.. A. A county, a municipality or the Commission may seek delegation of enforcement authority from the Secretary to enforce compliance with the provisions of the following:1) This chapter;. 2) An approved erosion control ordinance;. 3) Approved erosion and sediment control regulations; and. 4) Approved erosion and sediment control plans.. B. Delegation.. 1) The Secretary shall grant delegation of enforcement authority to a count
26.17.01.04.htm 26.17.01.04. 04 Erosion and Sediment Control Ordinances.. A. Each county and municipality shall adopt an erosion and sediment control ordinance in compliance with the intent and requirements of the Sediment Control Subtitle and the “2011 Maryland Standards and Specifications for Soil Erosion and Sediment Control” Within 6 months of the adoption of this Subtitle, counties and municipalities shall submit ordinances and amendments to the Administration for review. Counties and muni
26.17.01.05.htm 26.17.01.05. 05 Activities for Which Approved Erosion and Sediment Control Plans Are Required.. A. Any grading activity requires an erosion and sediment control plan approved by the appropriate approval authority, except for:1) Agricultural land management practices and agricultural best management practices, including those regulated under COMAR 26.17.03; and2) Grading activities that disturb less than 5,000 square feet of land area and disturb less than 100 cubic yards of earth.
26.17.01.06.htm 26.17.01.06. 06 Training and Certification Program.. A. Certification of Responsible Personnel.. 1) The Administration shall require certification of responsible personnel as established by the Sediment Control Subtitle and in accordance with this regulation.2) Certification is obtained by completing an Administration-approved training program.. 3) Certification is valid for 3 years and is automatically renewed unless the Administration notifies the certificate holder that additional training
26.17.01.07.htm 26.17.01.07. 07 Application for Approval of Erosion and Sediment Control Plans.. A. When an approved erosion and sediment control plan is required, an applicant shall make a submittal to the approval authority in accordance with procedures established by the jurisdiction and this chapter, and shall be subject to any fees established under Environment Article, §4-103(c) Annotated Code of Maryland.B. At a minimum, a submittal must include:. 1) A letter of transmittal or application;.
26.17.01.08.htm 26.17.01.08. 08 Approval or Denial of Erosion and Sediment Control Plans.. A. Review of Plans.. 1) The approval authority shall review and approve an erosion and sediment control plan in accordance with the criteria contained in the “2011 Maryland Standards and Specifications for Soil Erosion and Sediment Control.2) The approval authority shall assess the adequacy of the proposed erosion and sediment control measures to minimize erosion and keep sediment on site.3) When appropriate, an o
26.17.01.09.htm 26.17.01.09. 09 Inspection and Enforcement.. A. The Administration shall be responsible for the inspection and enforcement of all grading that requires an approved erosion and sediment control plan as designated within this chapter.B. When the Administration has delegated enforcement authority to a county, a municipality, or the Commission, the county, municipality or Commission shall have the primary responsibility for inspection and enforcement as designated by an approved er
26.17.01.10.htm 26.17.01.10. 10 Responsibility of Applicant.. The issuance of an approval by the approval authority does not relieve the applicant of the continuing responsibility to effectively abate sediment pollution and comply with all other applicable local and State laws.
26.17.01.11.htm 26.17.01.11. 11 Sediment Control Design Standards and Specifications.. A. The handbook titled “2011 Maryland Standards and Specifications for Soil Erosion and Sediment Control” as amended by Supplement 1 is hereby incorporated by reference by the Administration, and shall serve as the official guide for erosion and sediment control principles, methods, and practices.B. Notwithstanding any other requirement in this chapter, the Administration may require the use of any standard and specific
26.17.01.9999.htm 26.17.01.9999. Administrative History Effective date: April 4, 1972. Chapter revised effective December 5, 1983 (10:24 Md. R. 2185). Regulations .01 and .06 amended effective July 16, 1984 (11:14 Md. R. 1248). Regulations .01―04, .06―08, and .10 amended effective December 17, 1984 (11:25 Md. R. 2130). Regulations .02-1―10 recodified to Regulations .03―11. Regulation .07D-1―F recodified to Regulation .08E―G, and Regulation .08A-1―D recodified to Regulation .09B―E ―
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