Application for Qualitative Control Waiver

BGE Beechfield Phase 1
Gas Replacement Project
Beechfield Area
Baltimore City, Maryland

The City of Baltimore Department of Public Works is accepting public review and comments on this project’s application for a qualitative control waiver.

Applicant: Baltimore Gas & Electric
ESD #: 7868
Watershed(s): Patapsco & Back River

Project Description: The project has an approximate area of 0.70 acres and is located in the Beechfield area of Baltimore City. The project will consist of construction of replacement of gas lines to increase reliability in the area. 

The Applicant is requesting a qualitative control waiver in accordance with Article 7, Division II, §23-2 of the City Code.  The Applicant has demonstrated that the 0.70 Ac. of the project will return the disturbed area to a predevelopment runoff condition. The applicant will not be required to provide qualitative control controls for 0.70 ac of this project. 

To obtain information about this application, please contact Mr. Norman Seldon, Baltimore City Department of Public Works, Office of Compliance and Laboratories, 3001 Druid Park Drive, Baltimore, MD 21215, (410-396-0732) or by e-mail to [email protected].  To obtain specific information concerning the above referenced project, contact Baltimore Gas & Electric’s Residential Customer Support at 1-800-685-0123.

Send information or comments about this application to Mr. Norman Seldon, Baltimore City Department of Public Works, Office of Compliance and Laboratories, 3001 Druid Park Drive, Baltimore, MD 21215, (410-396-0732) or by e-mail to [email protected] by 4:30 PM, February 18, 2020. Comments received after 4:30 PM, February 18, 2020 will not be considered.

Any further notices about actions on this application will be posted on the Department’s website.

FAQ for Quality Control Waiver Public Notice

Why am I getting this notice?
We want to tell you that the person or company listed on the notice as the Applicant is asking for a waiver from certain stormwater rules on a construction project in the City of Baltimore. The property where the construction is taking place touches your property, and the City of Baltimore requires that you be notified about this application.

What is a qualitative control waiver?​
When construction projects change the land (for example, from dirt to concrete, or from gravel to pavement), the builders need to provide a plan to manage the new stormwater runoff. In this case, though, the new construction will not change the land. So the builder is asking to avoid having to provide new stormwater management plans.

Is that legal?
Yes. But the Department of Public Works will still make sure the new construction does not change the land.

Does this have anything to do with the Maryland Stormwater Fee?
No. The fee that property owners have to pay is different from the stormwater management rules that builders have to follow.

How will it affect me?
The waiver application will not affect you. 

Will it cost me anything?
No. All fees associated with this waiver will be paid by the person or company applying for the waiver.

Do I have to do anything?
No. This notice is for information purposes only.

What kind of information can I get about the waiver?
You can learn more about what the waiver is and what it means by contacting the Environmental Compliance and Laboratory Services Division with the City of Baltimore. That contact information is on the public notice.

How do I find out additional information about the project itself?
The project manager can give you additional information about the location of the project, estimated start dates, and what is included in the project. (Need to ID the PM with contact info if it isn't on the public notice.)

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