PUBLIC NOTICE: Gwynns Falls Phase 1

PUBLIC NOTICE

Stormwater Management Waiver

GAS MAIN Contract No. 17224168

Gwynns Falls Phase 1

Stormwater Management Qualitative Control Waiver

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. 

Applicant:      Baltimore Gas & Electric

1699 Leadenhall Street, Baltimore, MD 21230

 

BCNR #:        10224                                      Watershed(s): Gwynns Falls

 

Project Locations: Frederick Ave. (North) to Wilkens Ave. (South) between S. Canton Ave. (West) and Fort Hill Ave. (East)

Project Description:    This project includes the repair and replacement of gas main.  The project has an approximate of 0.39 acres of disturbance.

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 email tzinser@enengineering.com or Contact Thomas Zinser at 443-652-6129.

Send information or comments about this waiver request to Mr. Norman Seldon or Ms. Chelsea Stroble, Baltimore City Department of Public Works, Office of Compliance and Research, Room 228, 3001 Druid Park Drive, Baltimore, MD  21215, (410-396-0732) or by e-mail to DPW.Plansreview@baltimorecity.gov  by 4:30 PM, August 16, 2022.  Comments received after 4:30 PM, August 16, 2022, will not be considered.

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

See the below of this notice for “Answers to Common Questions.”

 

 

Public Notice for Stormwater Management

Answers to Common Questions

Why am I getting this notice?

The referenced construction project is proposed in the street or alley next to your property. The City of Baltimore is required by law to notify you.

What is a qualitative control waiver?​

By law, land-disturbing construction projects  require improvements to the quality of stormwater runoff.  However, some projects (like utility projects) may be granted a waiver because the disturbance is unavoidable and the ground surface will be returned to existing conditions. 

Is that legal?

Yes, under Article 7, Division II, §23-2 of the City Code.

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 developers have to follow.

How will it affect me?

The waiver application should not affect you or your property. 

Will it cost me anything?

No. All fees associated with this waiver will be paid by the applicant listed on front page of this notice.

Do I have to do anything?

No action is required, but you can send comments or inquiries to the contacts listed on the front of this notice.

How do I find out additional information about the project itself?

To obtain specific information concerning this project, please email tzinser@enengineering.com or Contact Thomas Zinser at 443-652-6129.

 

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