Stormwater Management Qualitative Control Waiver

Natural Gas Contract No. 14898538
BGE Downtown Corridor
Baltimore City, Maryland

The City of Baltimore Department of Public Works (DPW) is accepting public review and comments on this project’s application for a stormwater management waiver related to qualitative control. 

ApplicantBaltimore Gas & Electric
1699 Leadenhall Street, Baltimore, MD 21230
ESD #7983                                     
Watershed(s): Jones Falls

Project Locations: Midtown, Mount Vernon

Project Description:    This project includes the installation of a 30” natural gas main in Mt. Royal Avenue and Guilford Avenue.  To obtain specific information concerning this project, please email [email protected], or contact Kandice Medley at 410-929-5492.

The Applicant is requesting a qualitative control waiver for stormwater management in accordance with Article 7, Division II, §23-2 of the City Code. The Applicant has demonstrated that the project will return the disturbed area to the current runoff condition, therefore the applicant has met the criteria for this type of waiver.

To obtain information or send comments specifically about this qualitative control waiver request, please contact Mr. Norman Seldon or Ms. Chelsea Stroble, DPW-Office of Compliance and Research at Room 227, 3001 Druid Park Drive, Baltimore, MD 21215, (410-396-0732) or by e-mail to [email protected] or [email protected]. Comments received after 4:30 PM, January 18, 2021 will not be considered.

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


Answers to Common Questions

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.  Contacts are: Mr. Norman Seldon or Ms. Chelsea Stroble, DPW-Office of Compliance and Research at Room 227, 3001 Druid Park Drive, Baltimore, MD 21215, (410-396-0732) or by e-mail to [email protected] or [email protected].

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