Stormwater Management Qualitative Control Waiv

BGE Glenham Belhar – Phase 2 Gas Main Project
Baltimore City, Maryland
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#:        10906                                      Watershed(s):            Back River


ProjectLocations: Walther Ave. & Fairdel Ave.


ProjectDescription:    This project includes the installation of new gas mains to replace the existing gas mains to increase reliability in the area. The project has an approximate area of 0.48 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 contact Mr. Wesley Straus, DPW-Office of Research and Environmental Protection at Room 227, 3001 Druid Park Drive, Baltimore, MD 21215, (410-396-

0732) or by e-mail to or Comments received after 4:30 PM,

[8/18/23] will not be considered.

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


See the back 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, or contact Kandice Medley at 410-929-5492.

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