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Stormwater Management

Practices and Procedures


Manual

July 2001, Revised July 2006


Prepared by:

The Office of Planning and Zoning


In conjunction with

The Department of Public Works,


The Department of Inspections and Permits,
Anne Arundel Soil Conservation District

CHAPTER 1
INTRODUCTION
A.

Purpose ................................................................................................................................................... 1.1

B.

Goal......................................................................................................................................................... 1.1

C.

Authority ................................................................................................................................................. 1.1


1.

State Design Manual ....................................................................................................................... 1.1

2.

Watershed Master Plans ................................................................................................................. 1.1

3.

Ordinance........................................................................................................................................ 1.1

4.

Baltimore Washington International Airport Criteria.................................................................... 1.1

D. General Performance Standards ............................................................................................................ 1.1

CHAPTER 2
SIZING REQUIREMENTS
A.

Unified Stormwater Sizing Criteria ........................................................................................................ 2.1


1.

Water Quality Volume (WQv).......................................................................................................... 2.1


a. Additional Criteria ...................................................................................................................... 2.1
b. Relationship to Other Volume Criteria ....................................................................................... 2.1
c. Drainage Area/Site Determination.............................................................................................. 2.1

2.

Recharge Volume (Rev)................................................................................................................... 2.1


a. Additional Criteria ...................................................................................................................... 2.1
b. Relationship to Other Volume Criteria ....................................................................................... 2.2
c. Drainage Area/Site Determination.............................................................................................. 2.2

3.

Channel Protection Storage Volume (Cpv) ..................................................................................... 2.2


a. Additional Criteria ...................................................................................................................... 2.2
b. Relationship to Other Volume Criteria ....................................................................................... 2.2
c. Drainage Area/Site Determination.............................................................................................. 2.3

4.

Overbank Flood Protection (Qp or Q10) ......................................................................................... 2.3

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a. Additional Criteria ...................................................................................................................... 2.3


b. Relationship to Other Volume Criteria ....................................................................................... 2.3
c. Drainage Area/Site Determination.............................................................................................. 2.3
5.

Extreme Flood (Qf or Q100) ............................................................................................................. 2.4


a. Additional Criteria ...................................................................................................................... 2.4
b. Relationship to Other Volume Criteria ....................................................................................... 2.4
c. Drainage Area/Site Determination.............................................................................................. 2.4

B.

4.

C.

Acceptable Best Management Practices (BMP) Groups ........................................................................ 2.4


1.

BMP Group 1, Stormwater Ponds................................................................................................... 2.4

2.

BMP Group 2, Stormwater Wetlands.............................................................................................. 2.5

3.

BMP Group 3, Infiltration Practices............................................................................................... 2.5

BMP Group 4, Filtering Systems ............................................................................................................ 2.5


5.

BMP Group 5, Open Channel Practices ......................................................................................... 2.5

6.

BMP Group 6, Non-structural Practices ........................................................................................ 2.5

Performance Criteria .............................................................................................................................. 2.6


1.

BMP Group 1,Stormwater Ponds.................................................................................................... 2.6

2.

BMP Group 2,Stormwater Wetlands............................................................................................... 2.7

3.

BMP Group 3,Infiltration Practices................................................................................................ 2.7

4.

BMP Group 4,Filtering Systems ..................................................................................................... 2.7

5.

BMP Group 5,Open Channel Practices .......................................................................................... 2.7

6.

BMP Group 6,Non-structural Practices ......................................................................................... 2.7

D. New Techniques ...................................................................................................................................... 2.7


1.

Alternatives to State List ................................................................................................................. 2.7

2.

Alternatives Approval Process ........................................................................................................ 2.7

3.

Roof Gardens .................................................................................................................................. 2.8

4.

Rain Gardens .................................................................................................................................. 2.8

5.

Step Pool Systems............................................................................................................................ 2.8

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E.

Applicable Publications .......................................................................................................................... 2.8

CHAPTER 3
DESIGN CRITERIA
A.

General Requirements............................................................................................................................. 3.1


1. Preparers Credentials.................................................................................................................... 3.1
2.

Minimum Requirements................................................................................................................... 3.1


a. New Development ....................................................................................................................... 3.1
b. Individual Lot Developments ...................................................................................................... 3.1
c. Redevelopment............................................................................................................................. 3.2
d. Critical Areas .............................................................................................................................. 3.2
e. Additional Requirements ............................................................................................................. 3.3

3.

Maryland Aviation Administration Requirements........................................................................... 3.3

4.

Modifications................................................................................................................................... 3.3
a. Exemptions .................................................................................................................................. 3.3
b. Waivers/Modifications ................................................................................................................ 3.4
c. Credits/Nonstructural Stormwater Management Measures........................................................ 3.4

5. Ownership/Maintenance Responsibilities ....................................................................................... 3.5


a. Public Stormwater Management Facilities................................................................................. 3.5
b. Private Stormwater Management Facilities................................................................................ 3.5
B.

Design Requirements .............................................................................................................................. 3.6


1. Computations .................................................................................................................................. 3.6
a. Basis for Determining Water Quality Volume ............................................................................ 3.6
b. Basis for Determining Recharge Volume.................................................................................... 3.7
c. Basis for Determining Channel Protection Volume .................................................................... 3.8
d. Basis for Determining Overbank Flood Protection .................................................................... 3.9
e. Basis for Determining Extreme Flood Volume............................................................................ 3.10

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2.

Hydrologic Modeling Methods........................................................................................................ 3.10


a. Programs..................................................................................................................................... 3.10
b. Conditions to be Modeled ........................................................................................................... 3.10
c. Input Parameters ......................................................................................................................... 3.11

C.

Design Methodology ............................................................................................................................... 3.12


1. Sketch Plan Phase ........................................................................................................................... 3.12
a. Procedure.................................................................................................................................... 3.12
b. Plan Requirements ...................................................................................................................... 3.12
2. Final Plan Phase............................................................................................................................. 3.17
a. Procedure.................................................................................................................................... 3.17
b. Plan Requirements ...................................................................................................................... 3.17
3.

Site Development Plan and Grading Permit Phase ........................................................................ 3.18


a. Procedure.................................................................................................................................... 3.18
b. Plan Requirements ...................................................................................................................... 3.18

D. Critical Area Requirements .................................................................................................................... 3.19


E.

Special Watershed Requirements............................................................................................................ 3.19


1. Jabez................................................................................................................................................ 3.19
2. Severn Run ...................................................................................................................................... 3.19
3. Arden Bog........................................................................................................................................ 3.19
4. Mountain Road Peninsula Bog Complex ........................................................................................ 3.19

F.

Downstream Analysis Requirements....................................................................................................... 3.19


1. Limits/Sections ................................................................................................................................ 3.20
2. Acceptability.................................................................................................................................... 3.20
3. Rights-to-Discharge ........................................................................................................................ 3.20
4. Rehabilitation of Existing Impact.................................................................................................... 3.21

G. Layout Requirements............................................................................................................................... 3.21


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1. Fencing............................................................................................................................................ 3.21
a. Materials ..................................................................................................................................... 3.21
b. Gate locations ............................................................................................................................. 3.21
2. Setbacks/Buffers .............................................................................................................................. 3.21
a. Residential and Commercial Setbacks/Buffers............................................................................ 3.21
b. Reduced Setbacks/Buffers ........................................................................................................... 3.22
c. Underground Setbacks ................................................................................................................ 3.22
3. Landscaping .................................................................................................................................... 3.22
a. Restrictions.................................................................................................................................. 3.22
4. Side Slopes ...................................................................................................................................... 3.22
5. Easement Widths ............................................................................................................................. 3.22
6. Plunge Pool..................................................................................................................................... 3.22
7. Animal Protection ........................................................................................................................... 3.22
8.

Access Ramp.................................................................................................................................... 3.22


a. Construction and Appearance..................................................................................................... 3.23
b. Location ...................................................................................................................................... 3.23

H. Use of Existing Downstream BMP.......................................................................................................... 3.23


1. Inspection Request .......................................................................................................................... 3.23
2. Retrofit to Current Standards.......................................................................................................... 3.23
a. Water Quality Requirement......................................................................................................... 3.23
b. Recharge Volume Requirement................................................................................................... 3.23
c. Channel Protection Volume Requirement ................................................................................... 3.24
d. Overbank Flood Protection Requirement ................................................................................... 3.24
e. Extreme Flood Requirement........................................................................................................ 3.24
I.

Capital Project Requirements ......................................................................................................... 3.24

J.

School Board Projects..................................................................................................................... 3.24

K. Specifications .................................................................................................................................. 3.24


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CHAPTER 4
DRAWINGS, DOCUMENTS AND REPORTS
A.

Reports .................................................................................................................................................... 4.1


1.

Geotechnical Report........................................................................................................................ 4.1


a. Preparers Credentials................................................................................................................ 4.1
b. Subsurface Exploration ............................................................................................................... 4.1
c. Required Data and Laboratory Testing ...................................................................................... 4.2
d. Conclusion................................................................................................................................... 4.2

2.

Stormwater Management Report .................................................................................................... 4.3


a. Drainage Area Maps................................................................................................................... 4.3
b. Narrative ..................................................................................................................................... 4.3
c. Proposed BMPs ........................................................................................................................... 4.3
d. Stormwater Credit ....................................................................................................................... 4.3
e. Final Computations..................................................................................................................... 4.3

B.

Construction Documents......................................................................................................................... 4.4


1.

General............................................................................................................................................ 4.4

2.

Stormwater Management Drawings................................................................................................ 4.4


a. Drainage Area Maps................................................................................................................... 4.4
b. Profiles ........................................................................................................................................ 4.4
c. Cross-Sections ............................................................................................................................. 4.5
d. Details ......................................................................................................................................... 4.5
e. Notes............................................................................................................................................ 4.5

3.
C.

As-Built Drawings........................................................................................................................... 4.6

Subdivision and Easement Plats ............................................................................................................. 4.6


1.

Plat Notes ........................................................................................................................................ 4.7


a. Stormwater Management Note.................................................................................................... 4.7

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b. Natural Conservation Note ......................................................................................................... 4.7


c. Rights-to-Discharge .................................................................................................................... 4.7
2.

Easement Acquisitions .................................................................................................................... 4.7


a. On-site vs. Off-site....................................................................................................................... 4.7
b. Submissions ................................................................................................................................. 4.8
c. Recordation ................................................................................................................................. 4.8
d. Easement Details......................................................................................................................... 4.8

CHAPTER 5
SECURITY, FEES, AND AGREEMENTS
A.

Security ................................................................................................................................................... 5.1


1. Public and Private Stormwater Management Facilities ................................................................. 5.1
2. Forfeited Grading Permit Security ................................................................................................. 5.1
3. Security Release .............................................................................................................................. 5.1

B.

Private Inspection and Maintenance Agreement .................................................................................... 5.1

C.

Inspection Fees ....................................................................................................................................... 5.2

CHAPTER 6
CONSTRUCTION INSPECTION
A. Pre-Construction Meeting........................................................................................................................ 6.1
B. Start of Work Notification ........................................................................................................................ 6.1
C. Inspection ................................................................................................................................................. 6.1
D. Correction of Deficient Work ................................................................................................................... 6.1
E. Stop Work Order ...................................................................................................................................... 6.1
F. Final Inspection........................................................................................................................................ 6.1
1. Site preparation ................................................................................................................................. 6.1
2. Inspection........................................................................................................................................... 6.1

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Appendices
A. Adopted Stormwater Management Ordinances
B. Single Lot Criteria
C. Checklists (Includes Stormwater Management Checklist)
D. Underground Facility and Storm Drain Pipe Easement Sizing Criteria
E. Sample Standard Notes and Tables
F. RCNs - Zoning Land Use
G. Stormwater Management/Structural Data Sheet
H. Storm Drain Outfall Data Sheet
I. Geotechnical Investigation
J. Town Center Growth Management Areas
K. Watershed Boundaries
L. BMP Design and Construction Specifications
M. Stream Order Determination
N. Limit of Downstream Analysis
O. New Acceptable BMPs
P. Use of Existing BMP Request Form
Q. Agreement Forms
R. Critical Area Briefing Letter
S. Maryland Aviation Administration Native Plant Species Plant List Exhibits For Use within the
Airport Zone for Baltimore/Washington International Airport

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Glossary
Definitions
1. In addition to the definitions found in Anne Arundel County Code Articles 16, 17 and 18, the following
words have the meanings indicated;

1.
2.
3.

4.

5.

6.
7.

Adjacent side slope means the average slope between the bankfull elevation and the outer edge of
the maximum potential buffer width.
Base flow means the discharge entering stream channels from ground water or other delayed
sources; that is, stream flow periods not affected by recent rainfall.
Ephemeral Stream means a stream which flows only in direct response to precipitation in the
immediate watershed or in response to the melting of a cover of snow and ice, and which has a
channel bottom that is always above the local water table.
Intermittent Stream means a stream, or reach of a stream, that is below the local water table for at
least some part of the year, and obtains its flow from both surface runoff and ground water discharge,
or those areas that are surface waters, contained within a defined channel or bed, that flow at least
once per year (a defined channel or bed is indicated by hydraulically sorted sediment, or the removal
of vegetative litter or loosely rooted vegetation by the action of moving water).
Perennial Stream means a stream, or part of a stream, containing surface water throughout an
average rainfall year, or that flows continuously during all of the calendar year, as a result of ground
water discharge or surface runoff, as confirmed by field verification.
Safe Passage means the controlled release (from weir, orifice) of water to a stable outfall under
non-erosive velocities.
Stream flow the non-tidal water movement that occurs in a natural channel.

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CHAPTER

Introduction

CHAPTER 1
INTRODUCTION
A. Purpose
This manual has been prepared by the staff of Anne Arundel County in order to provide a comprehensive
tool to develop the means for, ...the management of stormwater runoff.....necessary to reduce stream channel
erosion, pollution, siltation and sedimentation, and local flooding, all of which have adverse impacts on the
water and land resources in Maryland. Title 4, subtitle 2 of the environment article of the Annotated Code
of Maryland. Additionally, Article 16, Title 3, Section 3-102 of the County Code states the purpose of
stormwater management in the County.
B. Goal
The goal of this manual, the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service Maryland Conservation Practice
Standard Pond Code 378 (January 2000) and the 2000 Maryland Stormwater Design Manual is to serve
developers, consultants and County staff as the source of all procedures, processes, policies and regulations
to adequately address the State and County stormwater management regulations.
C. Authority
1. State Design Manual - The 2000 Maryland Stormwater Design Manual (Maryland Department of the
Environment April 2, 2000) establishes the parameters for the minimum requirements necessary to
provide stormwater management on all development sites around the state. It also establishes
recharge volume (Rev), water quality volume (WQv), and the channel protection volume (Cpv) as the
limit of State responsibility mandated criteria. The enforcement of the remaining parameters;
overbank flood protection (Qp or Q10), and the extreme flood (Qf or Q100) are required at the local
jurisdictions discretion.
2. Watershed Master Plans - The State establishes an allowance for jurisdictions that have developed
Watershed Master Plans. These Plans can provide new limits for water quality and quantity that
differ from State or County requirements, based on the needs of the watershed and not just general
conditions (For example, a site along a tributary stream that currently experiences frequent flooding
could require management of the Q100.). Any plan that modifies the stormwater criteria must be
approved by the State prior to implementation by the County. Of the twelve watersheds within Anne
Arundel County, the Severn River Watershed Study was completed December 2005.
3. Ordinance Anne Arundel County Code, Articles 16, 17, 18 and all State and Federal laws
apply.
4. Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall (BWI) Airport Zone Criteria Subject to
Maryland Aviation Administration (MAA) requirements to minimize wildlife attractiveness of
stormwater management facilities and landscaping. The MAA has prepared three (3) exhibits to
provide guidance to reduce the danger of wildlife strike hazard caused by flocking birds within the
BWI Airport Zone (Appendix S). These exhibits must be addressed by any development within the
Airport Zone and are listed below:
a. Exhibit A: MAA Criteria for Stormwater Management Design Within the BWI Airport
Zone

b. Exhibit B: Item 903 Seeding (MAA Landscaping Specifications July 2006)


c. Exhibit C: Plant List for Use Within the BWI Airport Zone
D. General Performance Standards
The following performance standards, in addition to those in the 2000 Maryland Stormwater Design Manual,
shall be addressed at all sites, to prevent adverse impacts from stormwater runoff, where stormwater
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management is required (some of the standards are not new but are revised from the state standards,
therefore, if any of the following standards have italicized portions they represent changes from the State
Performance Standards):
1. Standard No. 1a (new) The use of nonstructural stormwater management practices shall be
utilized to the maximum extent practicable. Nonstructural BMPs shall be implemented to satisfy
the water quality and recharge volume requirements and to more closely mimic the predevelopment hydrology and to discourage the reliance on structural BMPs.
2. Standard No. 6 The post development ten-year peak discharge must not exceed the predevelopment peak discharge, where it is required in accordance with Chapter 2 of this manual.
In addition, safe conveyance of the 100-year storm event through or around the stormwater
management practices shall be provided.
3. Standard No. 8 Stormwater discharges to critical areas with sensitive resources (Jabez Branch
of the Severn River) may be subject to additional performance criteria or may need to utilize or
restrict certain BMPs (see Jabez Branch Watershed Study). Extended detention is 12 hours for
use III and IV watersheds, see pg 2.8 of State Manual.
4. Standard No. 9 All private BMPs shall have an enforceable and recorded operation and
maintenance agreement to ensure the system functions as designed.
5. Standard No. 13 Stormwater discharges from land uses or activities with higher potential for
pollutant loadings, defined as hotspots in Chapter 2 of the State Manual, may require the use of
specific structural BMPs and pollution prevention practices. In addition, stormwater from a
hotspot land use shall not be infiltrated.

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CHAPTER

Sizing
Requirements

CHAPTER 2
SIZING REQUIREMENTS
A. Unified Stormwater Sizing Criteria
This chapter outlines the five sizing criteria for water quality, recharge, channel protection, overbank flood
control, and extreme flood management in the State of Maryland. This chapter also identifies County
requirements in excess of the State requirements (it should be noted that a combination of structural and
non-structural BMPs will be required at most development sites to meet all five sizing criteria).
1. Water Quality Volume (WQv)
WQv is the storage needed to capture and treat the stormwater runoff from 90% of the average annual
rainfall. In numerical terms, it is equivalent to an inch of rainfall multiplied by the volumetric runoff
coefficient (Rv) and site area.
a. Additional Criteria
(1) Critical area requirements must be addressed. State water quality requirements may satisfy
these requirements, but must be verified by the applicant (see Appendix R Critical Area
Briefing Sheet).
b. Relationship to Other Volume Criteria
The water quality volume is distinct and separate from the other sizing criteria, except for the
recharge volume. If a structural BMP is used to treat for water quality, then it must be an offline,
separate device except when using any BMP in BMP Group 1, or an Extended Detention Shallow
Wetland in BMP Group 2, which allows 1/2 of the WQv to be used as part of the Cpv volume.
c. Drainage Area/Site Determination
1) Individual Lot and New Development
The drainage area or site for WQV shall consist of all on-site areas draining to each water
quality device. The initial computations for the total water quality volume required must
include the entire on-site developed area.
2) Redevelopment
The drainage area or site for WQV is based on the actual disturbed on-site area and shall
consist of the limit of disturbance which shall include all areas of equipment traffic, clearing,
topsoil removal, stockpile area, access road (if the access is specifically created for the
redevelopment work), and shall also include a minimum 10 foot clear construction area or
strip around all proposed buildings and/or structures with footing, etc. (Note: The amount of
imperviousness designed to be treated by the volume of the water quality device shall not be
greater than the amount of imperviousness draining to that device.)
2. Recharge Volume (Rev)
Rev is that portion of the water quality volume used to maintain groundwater recharge rates at
development sites. The criteria for maintaining recharge is based on the average annual recharge rate
of the hydrologic soil group(s) present at a site as determined from USDA, NRCS Soil Surveys. This
creates a direct relationship between rainfall rate and recharge for each hydrologic soil group. It is
imperative that the consultant be familiar with the rates in Chapter 3.B.1.b. of this manual, as they are
more restrictive than the rates used in the State Manual. Note: It is assumed that all soils infiltrate
when sizing for the recharge volume.
a. Additional Criteria
1) Although any drainage areas that have no proposed impervious cover and no proposed
disturbance may be excluded from the Rev calculations, site designers should use these areas
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for Rev treatment and non-structural practices to the maximum extent practicable.
2) The recharge volume criteria do not apply to any portion of a site designated as a stormwater
hotspot. Infiltration of stormwater originating in a hotspot will not be permitted. See State
Manual Section 2.8.
3) Although the recharge volume is not required on redevelopment sites, the site designers are
strongly encouraged to provide the recharge volume whenever practical.
4) The Office of Planning and Zoning reserves the right to alter or eliminate the recharge
volume requirement if a geotechnical analysis determines that the site is situated on
unsuitable soils, karst topography or sulphidic soils (see Chapter 4.A.1 of this manual).
b. Relationship to Other Volume Criteria
The recharge volume is a part of the total water quality volume required. The recharge volume
may be treated separately from the water quality volume in an offline stormwater management
practice, but then the Rev must be subtracted from the total WQv required to get the water quality
volume to be treated by other means than recharge. Additionally, that remaining total WQv must
be treated accordingly.
c. Drainage Area/Site Determination
1) Individual Lot and New Development
The drainage area or site for ReV shall include all on-site new developed areas draining to
each water quality recharge device.
2) Redevelopment
The drainage area or site for ReV is based on the actual disturbed on-site area and shall
consist of the limit of disturbance which shall include all areas of equipment traffic, clearing,
topsoil removal, stockpile area, access road (if the access is specifically created for the
redevelopment work), and shall also include a minimum 10 foot clear construction area or
strip around all proposed buildings and/or structures with footing, etc. (Note: The amount of
imperviousness designed to be treated by the volume of the water quality device shall not be
greater than the amount of imperviousness draining to that device.)
3. Channel Protection Storage Volume (Cpv)
To protect channels from erosion, 24 hour extended detention of the one-year 24-hour storm event
shall be provided. (Note: In the Jabez branch, a Use III stream, and the Severn Run, a Use IV stream,
only 12 hours of extended detention shall be provided; see Appendix K, for maps of these
watersheds).
a. Additional Criteria
1) Cpv is not required at sites that have a direct tidal discharge.
2) A detention time of 24 hours or less is to be used in the BWI Airport Zone.
3) A Cpv orifice diameter of less than 3.0" is subject to approval by the Office of Planning and
Zoning and/or the Department of Inspection and Permits. The CpV orifice size shall not be
less than 2.0" in diameter.
4) The use of infiltration, only, to provide Cpv control is not recommended, due to the large
storage requirements. However, a combination of infiltration and extended detention is
encouraged.
5) Off-site areas shall be modeled as its present land use in good condition for the one-year
storm event (see Appendix F - Zoning Land Use).
b. Relationship to Other Volume Criteria
When taken in conjunction with the Recharge Volume and the Water Quality Volume, in the
developed condition, the volume of water released during the one-year storm will be the same or
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nearly the same as in the pre-developed one-year storm event.


c. Drainage Area/Site Determination
1) Individual Lot and New Development
The drainage area for Cpv shall include all on-site and off-site areas draining to each quantity
control device. The off-site areas may be excluded from the computations if the off-site
runoff bypasses the device. Bypassed flows must be added into the total leaving the site.
Bypass must be sized to convey the bypassed flows. The initial computations for determining
whether Cpv is less than or greater than the 2.0 cfs shall include the entire developed on-site
area regardless of whether or not it will drain to one device or several devices. However, if
there are multiple drainage areas on site and the associated tributaries do not meet prior to
reaching their points of investigation, then the channel protection volume for each drainage
area may be compared to 2.0 cfs separately.
2) Redevelopment
CPV not required.
4. Overbank Flood Protection (Qp or Q10)
The primary purpose of the overbank flood protection volume sizing criteria is to prevent an increase
in the frequency and magnitude of out-of-bank flooding generated by development (see Chapter
3.B.1 of this manual, for required computations). Note: Overbank flood protection for the ten-year
storm shall be required unless: (1) the development has a direct tidal discharge or (2) the consultant
demonstrates to the Office of Planning and Zoning, through an analysis, that an unmanaged ten-year
storm event for the proposed development will not cause erosion, flooding, or an adverse impact on
the receiving waters or downstream stormwater conveyance system (the analysis of the impacts of
stormwater flows downstream in the watershed shall include hydrologic and hydraulic calculations
necessary to determine the impact of the proposed development on the site tributary between the
outfall and a dam, highway, structure, or natural point of restricted stream flow downstream of the
tributary outfall. This point of investigation (POI) shall be established with the concurrence of the
Office of Planning and Zoning.
a. Additional Criteria
1) The pre-development hydrologic land use for all on-site vegetated areas (including
agriculture) shall be woods in good hydrologic condition.
2) The pre- and post-development hydrologic land use for all off-site areas shall be modeled as
its present land use in good condition for the ten-year storm event (see Appendix F - Zoning
Land Use).
3) The time of concentration for the pre-development condition shall be based on woods in good
condition.
4) The analysis shall include hydrologic and hydraulic calculations necessary to determine the
impact of hydrograph timing modifications of the proposed development upon a dam,
highway, structure, or natural point of restricted stream flow downstream of the tributary
outfall, and shall be established with the concurrence of the Office of Planning and Zoning.
b. Relationship to Other Volume Criteria
The overbank flood protection volume may be stored within the same structural BMP as the
channel protection volume and the extreme flood volume, but these volumes are not considered
additive if the project has an adequate, stable outfall.
c. Drainage Area/Site Determination
1) Individual Lot and New Development:
The Drainage area for QP shall include all on-site and off-site areas draining to each quantity
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control device. The off-site areas may be excluded from the volume computations if the offsite runoff bypasses the device. The bypassed flows must be added into the total leaving the
site and the bypass must be sized for the bypassed flows.
2) Redevelopment
QP not required.
3) Downstream Analysis
The drainage area for the downstream analysis shall include all areas draining to each section
along the tributary and the point of investigation. The land use RCN for all off-site areas
should be evaluated based on existing conditions and as proposed for the on-site areas.
5. Extreme Flood (Qf or Q100)
The intent of the extreme flood criteria is to (a) prevent flood damage from large storm events, (b)
maintain the boundaries of the pre-development 100-year FEMA and/or Anne Arundel County
designated floodplain (whichever is more restrictive), and (c) protect the physical integrity of BMP
control structures. Anne Arundel County reserves the right to require the management or overmanagement of the extreme flood volume in the case where there are homes, buildings or other
structures within the downstream limits of the 100-year flooding (see Chapter 3.B.1 of this manual,
for required computations).
a. Additional Criteria (above and beyond the State requirements)
1) The post-development hydrologic land use for all off-site areas shall be modeled as the
ultimate land use in good condition for the one hundred-year storm event (see Appendix F Zoning Land Use).
2) The analysis will include hydrologic and hydraulic calculations necessary to determine the
impact of hydrograph timing modifications of the proposed development upon a dam,
highway, structure, or natural point of restricted stream flow downstream of the tributary
outfall, and shall be established with the concurrence with the Office of Planning and Zoning.
b. Relationship to Other Volume Criteria
The extreme flood volume may be stored within the same BMP as the channel protection volume
and the overbank flood protection volume.
c. Drainage Area/Site Determination
1) Individual Lot and New Development
The Drainage area for Qf shall include all on-site and off-site areas draining to each quantity
control device. The off-site areas may be excluded from the volume computations if the offsite runoff bypasses the device. The bypassed flows must be added into the total leaving the
site and the bypass must be sized for the bypassed flows.
2) Redevelopment
QF not required.
3) Floodplain Evaluation
The drainage area for the floodplain analysis shall include all areas draining to each section
along the tributary and the point of investigation. The land use RCN for all off-site areas
should be evaluated based on existing conditions and as proposed for the on-site areas.
B. Acceptable Best Management Practices (BMP) Groups
The following briefly outlines the six general categories of BMPs, approved by the State that can be used
to provide water quality treatment for new development.
1. BMP Group 1 Stormwater Ponds
Structural practices that have a combination of a permanent pool, extended detention or shallow
wetland equivalent to the entire WQv (see Chapter 3, pages 3.2 through 3.15 in the State Manual and
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2.

3.

4.

5.

6.

Appendix S, Exhibit A for additional MAA criteria). They include:


1) Micropool extended detention pond,
2) Wet pond,
3) Wet extended detention pond,
4) Multiple pond system, and
5) Pocket pond.
BMP Group 2 Stormwater Wetlands
Structural practices that include significant shallow wetland areas to treat urban stormwater but
often may also incorporate small permanent pools and/or extended detention storage to achieve
the full WQv (see Chapter 3, pages 3.16 through 3.24 in the State Manual and Appendix S,
Exhibit A for additional MAA criteria). They include:
1) Shallow wetland,
2) Extended detention shallow wetland,
3) Pond/wetland system, and
4) Pocket wetland.
BMP Group 3 Infiltration Practices
Structural practices that capture and temporarily store the WQv before allowing it to infiltrate into the
soil over a two-day period (see Chapter 3, pages 3.25 through 3.30 in the State Manual and Appendix
S, Exhibit A for additional MAA criteria). They include:
1) Infiltration trench, and
2) Infiltration basin.
BMP Group 4 Filtering Systems
Practices that capture and temporarily store the WQv and pass it through a filter bed of sand, organic
matter, soil or other media. Filtered stormwater runoff may be collected and returned to the
conveyance system (see Chapter 3, pages 3.31 through 3.41 in the State Manual and Appendix S,
Exhibit A for additional MAA criteria). They include;
1) surface sand filter,
2) underground sand filter,
3) perimeter sand filter,
4) organic filter,
5) pocket sand filter, and
6) bioretention.
BMP Group 5 Open Channel Practices
Vegetated open channels that are explicitly designed to capture and treat the full WQv within dry
or wet cells formed by check dams or other means (see Chapter 3, pages 3.42 through 3.46 in the
State Manual and Appendix S, Exhibit A for additional MAA criteria). They include:
1) dry swale, and
2) wet swale.
BMP Group 6 Non-structural Practices
These practices, if integrated into the overall design of the site will reduce the generation of
stormwater runoff from the site and, thereby, reduce the size and scope of the structural BMPs. In
most cases, these non-structural practices must be combined with structural BMPs to meet all
stormwater management requirements (see Chapter 5, pages 5.1 through 5.18 in the State Manual;
MAA has no specific criteria but recommends use of nonstructural practices). They include:
1) natural area conservation,
2) disconnection of rooftop runoff,

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3) disconnection of non-rooftop impervious area runoff,


4) sheet flow to buffers,
5) grass or open channel use, and
6) environmentally sensitive development.
C. Performance Criteria
The State Manual has detailed Performance Criteria for each BMP group (see Chapter 3 in the State
Manual), that govern feasibility, conveyance, pretreatment, treatment, environmental/landscaping and
maintenance requirements. In the State manual each of the required Performance Criteria is shown in italics,
while the recommended Criteria are not. The following Performance Criteria (listed under each BMP Group)
are State recommended criteria that will be required by the County:
1. BMP Group 1 Stormwater Ponds
a. Stormwater ponds located within USE III (Jabez Branch, see Appendix K) watersheds shall
require small pond approval from SCD or a dam safety permit from the MDE Dam Safety
Division and be designed by a professional engineer licensed in the State of Maryland.
b. Per Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and MAA guidance, ponds within five miles of an
approach/departure surface should drain within 24-hours of a 1-year event and 48-hours for a 10year or 100-year storm event.
c. Any stormwater management BMP pond as modified by the AASCD and the County is required
to follow the latest version of the NRCS-MD 378 Pond Code Standards and Specifications for
Small Pond Design, obtain approval from the local SCD, and be designed by a professional
engineer licensed in the State of Maryland. Facilities exempt from NRCS-MD 378 are still
required to meet the State criteria, as listed in Section 3.1.1 of the State manual.
d. The Department may prohibit the use of stormwater management ponds on coldwater streams
capable of supporting trout. Any stormwater ponds allowed in USE III and IV watersheds must
be designed to significantly reduce and/or eliminate thermal impacts because temperature
increases caused by development are a primary impact to the quality of the receiving waters.
Therefore, to minimize temperature increases caused by new development in USE III watersheds,
stormwater management pond designs must:
1) minimize permanent pools;
2) limit extended detention times for Cpv to 12 hours;
3) provide shading for pools and channels by adding landscaping and plantings within the pond;
4) maintain existing forested buffers; and
5) bypass available baseflow and/or springflow.
e. Each pond shall have a sediment forebay or equivalent upstream pretreatment. The forebay shall
consist of a separate cell, formed by an acceptable barrier. The bottom of the forebay shall be
hardened (e.g. using concrete, paver blocks, Class II or grouted riprap, reinforced grass, etc.) to
make sediment removal easier. A fixed vertical sediment depth marker shall be installed in the
forebay to measure sediment deposition over time.
f. Per the State Manual, woody vegetation is not allowed within 15 feet of the toe of slope or 25 feet
of principal spillway structure. The soils of a pond buffer are often severely compacted during the
construction process to ensure stability. The density of these compacted soils is so great that it
effectively prevents root penetration, and therefore, may lead to premature mortality or loss of
vigor. Consequently, large and deep holes shall be excavated around the proposed planting sites,
and shall be backfilled with uncompacted topsoil. Planting holes should be at least 6" larger than
the diameter of the rootball of balled and burlap stock, and 3" wider for container grown stock.
This practice should enable the stock to develop unconfined root systems. Avoid species that
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require full shade, are susceptible to winterkill, or are prone to wind damage. Extra mulching
around the base of the tree or shrub is strongly recommended as a means of conserving moisture
and suppressing weeds.
g. Horizontal perforated pipe protected by geotextile and gravel shall not be used.
2. BMP Group 2 Stormwater Wetlands
a. When the stormwater wetland is located where thermal impacts are a primary concern (e.g., Use
III watersheds), at least 10% but not more than 25% of the total WQv shall be in deepwater zones
with a minimum depth of four feet (the forebay and micropool may meet this criteria).
b. A wetland buffer shall extend 25 feet outward from the maximum water surface elevation (100
Year storm event), with an additional 15 foot setback to structures.
3. BMP Group 3 Infiltration Practices
a. Underlying soils shall have an infiltration rate (f) of 1.02 inches per hour or greater, as initially
determined from NRCS soil textural classification, to be suitable for infiltration, and
subsequently confirmed by field geotechnical tests, in accordance with Chapter 4 of this manual.
b. Soils shall have a clay content of less than 15% and a silt/clay content of less than 40%.
c. Infiltration shall be prohibited within areas of karst topography. If a site overlies karst geology,
the County should be consulted for specific design requirements (see Appendix D.2 in the State
Manual for the recommended procedures for determining whether a site overlies karst).
d. The maximum contributing area to an individual infiltration practice is 5 acres.
e. If stormwater runoff is delivered by a storm drain pipe or along the main conveyance system, the
water quality infiltration practice shall be designed as an off-line practice (see Appendix D.8 in
the State Manual for example of an off-line infiltration practice).
f. An adequate, non-erosive outfall shall be provided for the overflow associated with the ten-year
design storm event (i.e. non-erosive velocities on the down-slope conveyance).
g. Infiltration designs shall include dewatering methods (whenever possible) in the event of failure.
This can be done with underdrain pipe systems that accommodate drawdown.
4. BMP Group 4 Filtering Systems
a. BMP Group 4 shall only be used as private stormwater management practices, or on capital
projects.
b. The maximum contributing area to an individual stormwater filtering system is 10 acres.
5. BMP Group 5 Open Channel Practices
a. No additional criteria.
6. BMP Group 6 Non-structural Practices
The use of non-structural systems shall be implemented to the maximum extent practicable to force
the post-development stormwater runoff to more closely mimic the pre-development hydrology and
to discourage the reliance on structural BMPs.
D. New Techniques
1. Alternatives to State List
New structural and non-structural BMP designs are continually being developed, including many
proprietary designs. All current and future design variants should fit into one of the six BMP groups
referenced above, whether or not the intent is to use them independently to treat the full WQv or all
five sizing criteria. Current or new BMP design variants cannot be accepted for inclusion on the list
until independent pollutant removal performance and monitoring data determine that they can meet
the 80% total suspended solids (TSS) and 40% total phosphorous (TP) removal targets and that the
new BMPs conform with the State and County criteria for treatment, maintenance and environmental
impact. This applies to both public and private SWM facilities.
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2. Alternates Approval Process


The State must approve the quality BMP before the practice is employed as a stand-alone device for
new and individual lot development. For quality management for redevelopment, and as water quality
pretreatment, the Office of Planning and Zoning will approve on a case-by-case basis. For private,
quantity management the Office of Planning and Zoning will approve on a case-by-case basis with
submittal of appropriate seals from structural and civil engineers, licensed in the State of Maryland.
3. Roof Gardens
Roof gardens though not directly mentioned in the State manual, will be strongly encouraged for use
in Anne Arundel County. The roof garden technique is an acceptable method for providing a rooftop disconnect. When a roof garden is proposed, the site designer may use a reduced RCN (equal to
an equivalent area of grass) for that portion of the roof, which is to be planted (see Appendix F).
Additionally, the portion of the roof to be planted will not require any water quality volume be
provided.
4. Rain Gardens
Rain gardens will be considered acceptable for use with single lot, residential development for
treatment of water quality and recharge volumes per draft guidance by MDE.
5. Step Pool Systems
Step pool systems are encouraged for use by the Soils Conservation District and the County for
energy dissipation, and potentially quality and quantity management. Step pool systems may be used
as an alternative to a piped or rip rap outfall.
E. Applicable Publications In addition to the criteria presented in this design manual, the design criteria,
standards, procedures, details, and requirements set forth in the following publications latest editions and
addenda shall be included. If conflict becomes apparent, the more restrictive requirements will govern.
1. The Anne Arundel County Design Manual
2. The Anne Arundel County Standard Details and Specifications
3. Standards and Specifications for Infiltration Practices, MD-DNR, WRA
4. National Engineering Handbook NRCS, US Department of Agriculture
5. Standards and Specifications for Soil Erosion and Sediment Control in Developing Areas, U.S. Dept
of Agriculture, NRCS
6. Highway Drainage Manual, Maryland Department of Transportation, SHA
7. A Framework for Evaluating Compliance with the 10% Rule in the Critical Area, Chesapeake Bay
Critical Area Commission
8. USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service Maryland Code 378 Pond Conservation Practice
Standard
9. MAA criteria provided in Exhibit A, in Appendix S of this manual.

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CHAPTER

Design
Criteria

CHAPTER 3
DESIGN CRITERIA
A. General Requirements
1. Preparers Credentials
a. The design of stormwater management plans, except as noted in Chapter 3, Section A.1.b, shall
be prepared by either a professional engineer, professional land surveyor, or landscape architect
licensed in the State, as necessary, to protect the public and the environment.
b. If a stormwater BMP requires either a dam safety permit from the Administration or small pond
approval from the Anne Arundel Soil Conservation District, the design shall be prepared by a
professional engineer licensed in the State.
2. Minimum Requirements
The design of all development projects shall address stormwater management in accordance with this
manual as follows:
a. New Development
The structural and nonstructural stormwater management measures shall be designed in
accordance with this manual, as follows, to provide for:
1) recharge volume (Rev),
2) water quality volume (WQv),
3) channel protection storage volume (Cpv), except as outlined in Chapter 2 of this manual,
4) overbank flood protection (Qp), except as outlined in Chapter 2 of this manual, and
5) extreme flood control (Qf), if there is evidence of flooding downstream of the project (the 100
year storm shall be routed through the BMP* to verify safe conveyance regardless of whether
or not management is provided). *Underground BMPs may not actually pass the 100 year
storm, therefore, safe conveyance around them will be required.
b. Individual Lot Development
The following minimum requirements shall apply:
1) The land area is less than or equal to 5,000 square feet, and the development is residential; or
the development is commercial, industrial, or institutional and has previously been exempted
under these conditions and the property is within the Critical Area (any classification):
stormwater management is required.
2) The land area disturbance is less than or equal to 5,000 square feet and the development is
residential; or the development is commercial, industrial, or institutional and has not
previously been exempted under these conditions: stormwater management is not required.
3) If the land area disturbance is greater than 5,000 square feet and less than or equal to 15,000
square feet, then provide;
(a) recharge volume,
(b) water quality volume, and
(c) channel protection volume; except as outlined in Chapter 2 of this manual,
4) Or the land area disturbance is greater than 15,000 square feet, then provide;
1) recharge volume,
2) water quality volume,
3) channel protection volume, except as outlined in Chapter 2 of this manual,
4) overbank flood protection, except as outlined in Chapter 2 of this manual, and
5) extreme flood control (Qf), if there is evidence of flooding downstream of the project
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(the 100-year storm shall be routed through the BMP* to verify safe conveyance
regardless of whether or not management is provided). *Underground BMPs may not
actually pass the 100 year storm, therefore, safe conveyance around them will be
required.
c. Redevelopment
The following minimum control requirements shall apply:
reduce the existing on-site impervious area by at least 20%;
2) if site conditions prevent the 20% reduction of existing on-site impervious surface area,
implementation of a combination of impervious surface area reduction and qualitative
stormwater management practices, so that the untreated portion of the post-construction, onsite impervious surface area equals no more than 80% of the pre-construction, on-site
impervious surface area, (the site designers are strongly encouraged to provide the recharge
volume whenever practical and the amount of recharge volume is based on the required
water quality volume and not on the entire site imperviousness); or
3) provide practical alternatives, in the same watershed, where the site conditions prevent
impervious area reduction or on-site quality stormwater management, including:
(a) off-site BMP implementation for a drainage area comparable in size and percent
imperviousness to the proposed project;
(b) watershed or stream restoration, based on consultant analysis, in absence of a watershed
management plan;
(c) retrofitting of existing stormwater management practices in accordance with the
stormwater management provisions established in this manual; or
(d) other practices as approved by the Office of Planning and Zoning.
d. Critical Areas
Developments within critical areas shall address all stormwater management requirements in
accordance with this manual and the following (see the Critical Area Briefing Letter in
Apendix R for more information):
1) Intensely Developed Areas
Water quality shall be improved as follows:
(a) pollutant loadings from impervious surfaces shall be reduced by at least 10%;
(b) pollutant loadings for redevelopment shall be reduced by at least 10% below the level
of pollution from the site prior to redevelopment;
(c) pollutant loadings for new development shall be reduced by at least 10% below the
level of pollution from the site prior to the proposed site development;
(d) new development and redevelopment activity shall only be undertaken in accordance
with Framework for Evaluating Compliance with the 10% Rule in the Critical Area
design and technical guides, administered by the Chesapeake Bay Critical Area
Commission, but, where it is impractical to use the recommendations in this technical
guide, alternative methods to achieve a 10% reduction may be used;
(e) all computations and data necessary to ensure that any development or redevelopment
meets the 10% pollutant reduction requirement shall be provided for County approval;
and
(f) offsets as permitted by the design and technical guides referenced in Chapter 2 (County
Manual) above, either on-site or off-site in the same critical area watershed may be used
to reach the 10% pollutant reduction requirement.
2) Limited Developed Areas or Resource Conservation Areas
The following minimum criteria apply:
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(a) stormwater runoff from impervious areas or development activities may not cause
downstream property, watercourses or conduits to receive stormwater runoff at a higher
volume or rate than would have resulted from a 10 year storm in a pre-development state;
and
(b) permeable areas shall be established in vegetation and innovative development techniques
shall be used where practicable in order to reduce impervious areas and to maximize areas
of natural vegetation.
e. Additional Requirements
Additional requirements in excess of the minimum control requirements as stated in this section
above may be required if the following conditions apply:
1) hydrologic or topographic conditions warrant;
2) flooding, stream channel erosion, or water quality problems exist downstream from the
proposed development; or
3) a watershed management study has been completed and indicates that additional requirements
are necessary.
3. Maryland Aviation Administration (MAA) Requirements
The MAA Division of Environmental Planning has prepared three (3) exhibits to provide guidance to
reduce the danger of wildlife strike hazard caused by flocking birds within the BWI Airport Zone.
These exhibits must be addressed by any development within the Aiport Zone and are listed below:
1) Exhibit A: MAA Criteria for Stormwater Management Design Within the BWI Airport Zone
2) Exhibit B: Item 903 Seeding (MAA Landscaping Specifications July 2006)
3) Exhibit C: Plant List for Use Within the BWI Airport Zone
4. Modifications
Any development of land for residential, commercial, industrial, institutional, recreational, or other
use may not be approved without provision of stormwater management measures that control or
manage stormwater runoff from the development; except as noted below.
a. Exemptions
1) List
Except in the Critical Area, the following development activities and site uses are exempt from
stormwater management requirements:
(a) agricultural land management activities,
(b) residential developments, including additions or modifications, that do not disturb over
5,000 square feet of land area (the allowable disturbance for exemption determination
shall include all areas of equipment traffic, clearing, topsoil removal, and shall also
include a minimum 10 foot clear construction area unless a reduction is approved by
the Office of Planning and Zoning or strip around all proposed buildings and/or
structures with footing, stockpile area, access road/area, etc.),
(c) commercial, industrial, or institutional developments that do not disturb over 5,000
square feet of land area (applies only one time per property and the allowable
disturbance for exemption determination shall include all areas of equipment traffic,
clearing, topsoil removal, and shall also include a minimum 10 foot clear construction
area or strip around all proposed buildings and/or structures with footing, stockpile
area, access road/area, etc.), or
(d) land development activities that the Administration determines will be regulated under
specific state laws, which provide for managing stormwater runoff.
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2) Process
The applicant shall request, as early in the application process as possible, the exemption
from providing stormwater management. Additionally, a note, specifying the applicable
section of the County code and a description of the exemption, shall be placed on all
development plans and plats submitted for review and approval.
b. Waivers/Modifications
1) Quantitative Projects located within areas where a watershed management study has been
developed in accordance with County code, and has established or determined that different
stormwater management provisions shall be implemented.
2) Qualitative None. Quality control must be provided in accordance with this manual.
c. Credits/Non-Structural Stormwater Management Measures
1) List
Anne Arundel County requires that nonstructural practices be utilized to the maximum extent
practicable to satisfy the recharge volume requirement, minimize the need for structural
practices, and reduce the other volume requirements. Therefore, credits are applied to reduce
the volume requirements for each of the five sizing criteria, when these types of stormwater
management practices are designed into the site. The following credits may be considered
(see Chapter 5 of the State Manual) and are encouraged:
(a) Natural Area Conservation
All conservation areas which are placed under permanent conservation easements or by
other acceptable permanent methods may be granted a water quality credit (there is no
reduction in the recharge volume requirement). To receive the credit, the proposed
conservation area shall satisfy all of the restrictions and criteria outlined in the State
Manual.
(b) Disconnection of Rooftop
Runoff Disconnection of a rooftop and redirection to a pervious area where the
stormwater runoff can infiltrate into the soil or filter over it may be granted a water
quality and recharge volume credit (for reductions to requirements when a dry well is
used see Table 5.2 in the State Manual). The criteria and restrictions outlined in the
State Manual shall apply.
(c) Disconnection of Non-Rooftop Runoff
Disconnection of surface impervious cover and redirection to a pervious area where the
stormwater runoff can infiltrate into the soil or filter overland may be granted a water
quality volume credit. The criteria and restrictions outlined in the State Manual shall
apply.
(d) Sheet Flow to Buffers
Stormwater that is effectively treated by a natural buffer via overland flow to a stream
or forested area, that is noted on the plat and recorded in, either, a deed of easement or a
private stormwater management inspection and maintenance agreement, may be granted
a water quality and recharge volume credit. The criteria and restrictions outlined in the
State Manual shall apply.
(e) Grass channels
Grass channels that are used to convey stormwater runoff through the site may be
granted a water quality and recharge volume credit. However, the RCNs for channel
protection, flood protection, and the extreme flood volume will not change. The criteria
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and restrictions outlined in the State Manual shall apply.


(f) Environmentally sensitive development
Water quality and recharge volume credit may be granted when a group of
environmental site design techniques are applied to low density or residential
development. The credit eliminates the need for structural practices to treat both water
quality and recharge volume and is intended for use on large lots. BMPs are sized to
treat drainage areas to roadways including areas that may be disconnected for quality
purposes. On-site areas that are disconnected for quality management but included in
quantity management may be considered woods in good condition. The criteria and
restrictions outlined in the State Manual shall apply.
2) Process
The use and approval of the individual credits proposed by the site designer shall be resolved
as early in the design process as possible. Therefore, the site designer shall submit a clear
summary (with any maps or drawings required to adequately present the credits) of all
credits implemented, in the stormwater management report. This shall be included with the
first submission so that any questions may be resolved at the beginning. The County review
engineer will evaluate each credit with the first set of response comments. All nonstructural
stormwater management practices shall be recorded in either a deed of easement or private
stormwater management inspection and maintenance agreement. Approval shall remain
acceptable as long as the site design does not alter their applicability in subsequent
submissions may be required.
5. Ownership/Maintenance Responsibilities
a. Public Stormwater Management Practices
Any centralized stormwater management practice in a single family, residential development that
serves more than one lot or property or for capital improvement projects must be publicly owned,
inspected and maintained. The following criteria shall apply:
1) the public practice shall manage stormwater runoff from the contributing area and may be
either onsite or offsite;
2) all public practices must be located in a community area or open space and shall be
contained within public easements, that are deeded to Anne Arundel County, or in
expanded public rights-of-way (not on private property);
3) The public practice must be submitted on public plan sheets; and once approved, must be
filed at the Department of Public Works, and
4) the public practice(s) constructed by a developer must be approved and secured under a
grading permit.
b. Private Stormwater Management Practices
All stormwater practices proposed for any commercial, industrial, institutional or other multifamily attached residential (including townhouses, condominiums, apartments, etc) developments
as well as any individual single family stormwater management practice shall be privately owned
and maintained. The following criteria shall apply:
1) the private practice shall manage the onsite contributing stormwater runoff (where practical,
offsite stormwater runoff may be redirected around private stormwater management
practice);
2) any proposed discharge from another property into a private stormwater management
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practice, must be permitted by the owner of the private stormwater management practice;
3) any proposed discharge from another property into an existing private stormwater
management practice, must be permitted by the owner of the private stormwater
management practice. Additionally, the applicant must obtain an inspection report from the
Department of Inspections and Permits determining the condition of the stormwater
management practice (deficiency, violation or maintenance needs must be resolved prior to
allowing discharge into an existing pond);
4) all private practices that manage multiple residential lots must be located in common area,
noted on the plat, and recorded in a deed of easement and execute a private stormwater
management inspection and maintenance agreement that places responsibility on all lots of
the subdivision;
5) all centralized private stormwater management practices for multi-family residential
properties must be located in common areas on the site;
6) all individual stormwater management practices for subdivisions into single family lots
must be noted on the plat and recorded in, either, a deed of easement or a private
stormwater management inspection and maintenance agreement established to be binding
with the property;
7) all centralized stormwater management practices in multi-family developments shall be
owned and maintained by the Home Owners Association. This responsibility shall be
clearly identified in the standard Home Owners Association documents;
8) a private stormwater management maintenance and inspection agreement is required for all
private practices;
9) private stormwater management practice designs be approved as part of the final
development plan or site development plan.
10) private stormwater management practices constructed by a developer must be secured under
a grading permit.
B. Design Requirements
1. Computations
a. Basis for Determining Water Quality Volume
1) Establishing Impervious Percentage
All of the minimum control requirements are based on the on-site quantity of impervious
cover. Where direct measurement of impervious cover is impractical, NRCS land
use/impervious cover relationships (see Appendix F RCNs - Zoning Land Use) should be
used to estimate impervious cover. (Note: It is strongly recommended that the applicant use
the percentages found in Appendix F, since they are based on maximum allowable
impervious area percentage and should not cause re-computations if/when the site plan layout
changes in subsequent submissions.)
2) Determining Water Quality Volume
(a) Individual Lot and New Development (Refer to State Manual Ch. 2.1)
When a project contains (or is divided by) multiple drainage areas, the WQv volume
shall be addressed for each drainage area within the project (over-management of the
water quality volume in one drainage area cannot be provided to compensate for
under-management in another. Any proposed drainage areas that have no proposed
impervious cover and no proposed disturbance, need not provide water quality volume
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within those drainage areas.)


The water quality volume (WQv) is required to be controlled only for the specific
project. Since WQv for offsite areas is not required, offsite existing impervious areas
may be excluded from the calculation of the water quality volume requirements.
(b) Redevelopment
When establishing the total Water Quality Volume for Redevelopment projects,
perform the following steps:
(i) Compute the post-developed volume for 100% of the entire site WQV100 (for site
area determination see Chapter 2 of this manual).
(ii) Compute the existing volume for 80% of the entire site WQV80 NOTE: This is
the volume of the site that will ultimately remain untreated.
(iii) Then subtract the WQV80 from the WQV100 and the remainder is the 20% volume
that must be provided.
b. Basis for Determining Recharge Volume (Rev)
The criteria for maintaining recharge is based on the average annual recharge rate of the
hydrologic soil group(s) present at a site as determined from USDA, NRCS Soil Surveys and
from detailed site investigations. (Refer to Chapter 2.2 of the State Manual)
1) The County requires that the following soils specific recharge factor(s) be used to determine
recharge volume:
Hydrologic Soil Group
a. A
b. B
c. C
d. D

Soil Specific Recharge Factor (S)


0.42
0.29
0.14
0.08

Drainage areas that have no impervious cover and no proposed disturbance in the developed
condition may be excluded from the Rev calculations. However, designers are encouraged to
use these areas as non-structural practices for Rev treatment (see Chapter 3, Section A.4.b.).
2) Methods for Determining Recharge Volume
If more than one hydrologic soil group (HSG) is present within a drainage area, a composite
soil specific recharge factor shall be computed based on the proportion of the total drainage
area within each HSG. The recharge volume provided at the site should be directed to the
most permeable HSG available.
(a) Percent Volume
The percent volume method is used to determine the Rev treatment requirement when
structural practices are used to provide recharge. The County requires that structural
practices that provide seepage into the ground including infiltration and exfiltration
structures (e.g., infiltration, bioretention, dry swales or sand filters with storage below
the underdrain) be used to meet this requirement. Structures that require impermeable
liners, intercept groundwater, or are designed for trapping sediment (e.g., forebays) may
not be used. In this method, the volume of stormwater runoff treated by structural
practices shall meet or exceed the computed recharge volume.
(b) Percent Area
The percent area method is used to determine the recharge treatment requirements
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when non-structural practices are used. Under this method, the recharge requirement is
evaluated by mapping the percent of impervious area that is effectively treated by an
acceptable non-structural practice and comparing it to the minimum recharge
requirements.
3) Acceptable non-structural practices include filter strips that treat rooftop or parking lot
stormwater runoff, sheet flow discharge to stream buffers, and grass channels that treat
roadway stormwater runoff (see County Chapter 3.A.).
c. Basis for Determining Channel Protection Volume (Cpv)
1) Models
The models TR-55 and TR-20 shall be used for determining peak discharge rate. The rainfall
depth for the 24 hour storm event is provided in Table 3.B.

Table 3.B - Rainfall Depths


Storm Event, years
Rainfall Depth, inches
a)
b)
c)

d)
e)

f)

g)

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10
5.2

100
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Off-site areas should be modeled as present land use in good condition for the one-year
storm event.
The length of overland flow used in time of concentration (tc) calculations is limited to
no more than 100 feet for post development conditions.
The Cpv storage volume shall be computed using the detention lag time between
hydrograph centroids developed in Design Procedures for Stormwater Management
Extended Detention Structures (MDE, 1987) and outlined in Appendix D.11. The
detention lag time (T) for the one-year storm is defined as the interval between the
center of mass of the inflow hydrograph and the center of mass of the outflow
hydrograph. (See Appendix C.1 in the State manual for examples of this technique and
in the design example under Section 2.6.)
Cpv is not required at sites where the one year post development peak discharge (qi) is
less than or equal to 2 cfs or site that have direct tidal discharge.
A Cpv orifice diameter (do) of less than 3.0 is subject to approval by the County and is
not recommended unless an internal control for orifice protection is used (see Appendix
D.8 in the State Manual). The minimum diameter allowed is 2.0-inches.
Cpv shall be addressed for the entire site. If a site consists of multiple drainage areas,
Cpv may be distributed proportionately to each drainage area. If the multiple drainage
areas discharge to the same tributary prior to the point of investigation, then Cpv must
be computed for the group of drainage areas.
Extended detention (ED) storage provided for the Cpv does not satisfy the WQv
requirement; Cpv and WQv should be treated separately. The stormwater storage
needed for Cpv may be provided above one half of the WQv storage in all BMPs in
BMP Group 1 and the Extended Detention Shallow Wetland in BMP Group 2, thereby
meeting all storage criteria, except Rev, in a single stormwater management practice
(assuming the appropriate hydraulic control structures have been designed for each
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storage requirement).
h) The use of infiltration, only, to provide Cpv control is not recommended due to the large
storage requirements, however, a combination of infiltration and extended detention is
encouraged.
d. Basis for Determining Overbank Flood Protection
1) Overbank Flood Protection (Qp)
The primary purpose of the overbank flood protection volume sizing criteria is to prevent an
increase in the frequency and magnitude of out-of-bank flooding generated by development.
Overbank flood protection for the ten-year storm shall be required unless the development
has a direct tidal discharge or the consultant demonstrates to the Office of Planning and
Zoning, through an analysis, that an unmanaged ten-year storm event for the proposed
development will not cause erosion, flooding, or any other adverse impact on the receiving
waters or downstream stormwater conveyance system The analysis of the impacts of
stormwater flows downstream in the watershed shall include hydrologic and hydraulic
calculations necessary to determine the impact of the proposed development on the site
tributary between the outfall and a dam, highway, structure, or natural point of restricted
stream flow downstream of the tributary outfall. This point of investigation shall be
established with the concurrence of the Office of Planning and Zoning.
(a) Basis for Determining Overbank Flood Protection
When addressing the overbank flooding design criteria, the following represent the
minimum basis for design:
i) Existing Condition
The models TR-55 and TR-20 will be used for determining peak discharge rates.
(i) Any adjustments for unique land features such as Karst topography shall be
determined by the County.
(ii) The standard for characterizing pre-development hydrologic land use shall be
woods in good hydrologic condition.
(iii) Off-site areas should be modeled as "present land use condition" in good
hydrologic condition.
(iv) The length of overland flow used in the tc calculations is limited to no more
than 150 feet and shall be based on actual condition.
ii) Proposed Condition
The models TR-55 and TR-20 will be used for determining peak discharge rates.
(i) Any adjustments for unique land features such as Karst topography shall be
determined by the County.
(ii) The standard for characterizing post-development hydrologic land use shall be
based on zoning RCNs unless actual land use is calculated.
(iii) Off-site areas should be modeled as "present land use condition" in good
hydrologic condition.
(iv) The length of overland flow used in the tc calculations is limited to no more
than 100 feet and shall be based on proposed land use conditions.
2) Basis for Determining Extreme Flood Volume (Qf)
(a) Proposed Condition
The intent of the extreme flood criteria is to (a) prevent flood damage from large storm
events, (b) maintain the boundaries of the pre-development 100-year Federal
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Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and/or the Anne Arundel County designated
floodplain, and (c) protect the physical integrity of BMP control structures. Anne
Arundel County reserves the right to require the management or over-management of
the extreme flood volume where there are homes, buildings or other structures within
the downstream limits of the 100-year flooding. When there is no evidence of flooding
downstream of the project then the extreme flood control will not be required (the
analysis shall be performed in accordance with Chapter 2.A.5 of this manual). In this
case, the design will provide safe passage of the 100-year storm. This may be done in
two ways:
i) 100-Year Control requires storage to attenuate the post development 100-year, 24hour peak discharge (Qf) to pre-development rates. The Qf is the most stringent and
extensive level of flood control and is generally not needed if the downstream
development is located out of the 100-year floodplain. The conveyance system
leading to a stormwater structure is designed based on the discharge rate for the tenyear storm (Qp). In these situations, the conveyance systems may be the limiting
hydrologic control.
ii) Ultimate 100-Year Floodplain Hydraulic/hydrologic investigations may be
required to demonstrate that downstream roads, bridges and public utilities are
adequately protected from the Qf storm. These investigations must be performed in
accordance with Chapter 2.A.5 and Chapter 3.C.1.b.1 (a).v of this manual.
Additionally, the County may require100-year storm control if buildings, structures,
or developments are located within the ultimate 100-year floodplain.
2. Hydrologic Modeling Methods
a. Programs
A hydrologic model of the entire drainage area contributing stormwater runoff to any proposed
device or design point shall be prepared by one of the methods described below.
1) TR-20
The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Technical Release No. 20 (TR-20),
"Computer Program for Project Formulation-Hydrology," should be used to model drainage
areas when any of the following conditions exist:
(a) there are several subareas with heterogeneous land-use characteristics;
(b) there is a need to model the routing hydrographs through stream reaches and reservoirs;
(c) there is a need for historical storm analysis.
2) TR-55
The stormwater runoff computational methods, as described in Natural Resources
Conservation Service Technical Release No. 55 (TR55), "Urban Hydrology for Small
Watersheds," (1986 revision or later) shall be used to model drainage areas.
b. Conditions to be Modeled
1) Pre-development runoff conditions
Existing conditions (prior to development) shall be calculated according to hydrologic soil
group and a wooded land use in good condition.
2) Post-development runoff conditions
Proposed conditions (after development) shall be calculated according to the Runoff Curve
Number for the site zoning, except where it can be shown that the proposed stormwater
runoff conditions would be greater than the zoning conditions (the offsite areas shall be
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assumed in existing land use for the overbank flood protection storm event, and ultimate
zoning land use for the extreme flood volume), with a time of concentration based on
proposed land use conditions.
c. Input Parameters
1) Soils
The Soil Survey of Anne Arundel County, Maryland (1:20,000 scale) shall be used to
determine soil types within the drainage area. Drainage areas shall be relatively
homogeneous in stormwater runoff characteristics.
2) Soils Classification
The current version of the Soil Survey of Anne Arundel County from the United States
Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) shall be used
to classify the soils into hydrologic soil groups A, B, C, and D. Copies of the most
current version of the Soil Survey may be accessed through the Anne Arundel Soil
Conservation District website at annearundelscd.org or the NRCS website at
websoilsurvey.nrcs.usda.gov/app/.
3) Downgrading
On sites where grading (cuts and fills greater than two feet) will occur, the soil
classifications shall be adjusted as follows (for those areas where such grading occurs):
Existing Soil Group
(a) A
(b) B
(c) C
(d) D

Post Grading Soil Group


B
C
D
D

Land Uses
Existing and ultimate land uses shall be determined as described above. For each
condition, a map shall be included showing land uses and the drainage area and sub-area
boundaries.
RCN
The average runoff curve number for each sub-area shall be calculated as in TR55. Good
hydrologic condition must be used, unless the County concurs that field conditions
indicate otherwise, (see Appendix F RCNs - Zoning Land Use).
Time of Concentration (Tc)
The methods described in the latest version of TR-55 shall be used to compute time of
concentration in each sub-area. The maximum length of overland flow shall be;
no more than 150 feet for the pre-developed condition, and no more than 100 feet for the
post-developed condition, based on proposed land use conditions.
Rainfall Depth (P)
The rainfall depths in Table 3.B shall be used in hydrologic computations.
Reach Routing
Reach routing shall be computed in accordance with procedures found in the latest TR-20
manual. Rating curves for representative cross-sections shall be derived using Manning's
Equation for normal depth, or backwater computations from HEC-2.
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Structure Routing
The TR-20 storage-indication routing shall be used for structure routing. Provide a
schematic diagram for the TR-20 run. A sketch of the device's controls shall be included
in the design computations with performance curves plotted.
C. Design Methodology
1. Sketch Plan Phase
a. Procedure
This is the initial site subdivision design phase where Adequate Public Facilities criteria are met,
and is the time to evaluate the site environmental conservation features, as the site layout is being
developed. The following four-step procedure should be followed to develop an environmentally
effective site layout.
1) Identify Environmental Conservation Features
All of the sites environmental features, established under section C.1.b., must be identified
prior to layout of structures and site infrastructure.
2) Site Structures
Once the environmental conservation features have been identified, the proposed structures
should be sited to avoid and minimize impacts to environmental features. (Note: The
developable area of the site may not accommodate the maximum quantity of homes, floor
space, parking, etc., allowed by the sites zoning classification.)
3) Infrastructure Layout
Once the structures have been sited, the infrastructure, including roads, water, sewer, storm
drainage, and stormwater management devices may be located to minimize and avoid impacts
to environmental features. Associated easements should also be located.
4) Set Lot Lines
As the final step in the sketch plan process, the proposed subdivision lot lines can be set.
b. Plan Requirements
In order to assist the consultant in implementing the above procedure Sketch Plan submittal
consists of three separate plans, which include the following.
1) Environmental Conservation Plan
The Environmental Conservation Plan (the plan scale shall be a minimum of 100 scale for
sites having an area of 25 acres or less, and a minimum of 200 scale for sites having an area
greater than 25 acres) shall show the limits of all of the environmental features. These shall
be divided into primary and secondary environmental conservation features. The primary
features cannot be disturbed by the new development without a modification, except when
the disturbance is created to install public improvements, such as utility crossings, road
crossings, storm drain outfalls or hiker/biker trails (at grade with no tree removal). These may
be allowed without a modification when determined by the Office of Planning and Zoning to
be of minimal impact and essential to the development. It should be noted that existing
impervious development within these features need not obtain a modification to remain in the
proposed development. However, any expansion of the imperviousness or development into
non-impervious areas within the environmental features will require a modification. The
secondary features, may be disturbed, when the Office of Planning and Zoning determine
them to be of minimal impact and essential to the development. These features shall include
the following items:
(a) Primary Environmental Features
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i) Streams
All streams and their respective buffers (see Chapter 3.C.) must be shown.
ii) Stream Order
The State Manual Appendix D.9 lists the stream order for rivers and streams in the
State of Maryland.
iii) Stream Buffers
Stream buffers must be placed on both sides of all perennial and intermittent
streams on the site. Buffer width shall be measured from the centerline of the
stream for 1st and 2nd order headwater streams. For all higher order streams, the
buffer width shall be measured from the stream bank of the active channel (bankfull flow) (see Appendix M for determining stream order). Stream buffer widths
may be greater if floodplains, wetlands, or steep slopes extend beyond the buffer
line. The minimum required stream buffer width shall be as outlined below. NOTE:
Establishing adjacent slope for 1st and 2nd order headwater streams:
The Site Designer shall measure from the center of the stream a distance along the
length of the largest non-disturbance buffer for that use stream (for a Use 1 stream,
this distance would be 100 feet) to a point on the bank. Subtract the elevation of the
invert of the center of the stream from the elevation of the point along the bank.
Dividing this difference in elevation by the larges non-disturbance buffer for that
use stream will establish the slope. The Site Designer will use that slope to
determine the actual buffer to the stream.
NOTE: Establishing adjacent slope for higher order headwater streams: The Site
Designer shall measure from the bankfull location a distance from the section of the
largest nondisturbance buffer for that use stream. Subtract the elevation of the invert
of the center of the stream from the elevation of the point along the bank. Dividing
this difference in elevation by the larges non-disturbance buffer for that use stream
will establish the slope. The Site Designer should use that slope to determine the
actual buffer to the stream.
Use I Stream (Water Contact Recreation and Protection of Aquatic Life)
(a) streams where the adjacent side slope is less than 15%, a 50 foot nondisturbance buffer is required,
(b) streams where the adjacent side slope is 15% to 25%, a 75 foot nondisturbance buffer is required, and
(c) streams where the adjacent side slope is greater than 25%, a 100 foot nondisturbance buffer is required (or 25 feet beyond the top of slope
whichever is greater).
(ii) Use II Stream (Shellfish Harvesting Waters) Refer to Anne Arundel County
Critical Area Legislation for appropriate buffer widths adjacent to Use II
streams.
(iii) Use III Stream (Natural Trout Streams)
(a) where the adjacent side slope is less than 15%, a 100 foot non-disturbance
buffer is required,
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(b) where the adjacent side slope is 15% to 25%, a 125 foot non-disturbance
buffer is required, and
(c) where the adjacent side slope is greater than 25%, a 150 foot nondisturbance buffer is required (or 25 feet beyond the top of slope
whichever is greater).
(iv) Use IV Stream (Recreational Trout Streams)
(a) where the adjacent side slope is less than 15%, a 75 foot non-disturbance
buffer is required,
(b) where the adjacent side slope is 15% to 25%, a 100 foot non-disturbance
buffer is required, and
(c) where the adjacent side slope is greater than 25%, a 125 foot nondisturbance buffer is required (or 25 feet beyond the top of slope
whichever is greater).
iv) Wetlands and Wetland Buffers
All potential wetland sites must be shown (these do not have to have been
delineated by the Army Corps of Engineers).
v) Floodplains
All flood plains must be shown. They may be established by developing them in
their approximate locations, if the total ultimate development (for the tributary
drainage area) 10 year storm flow, based on the TR-55 methodology, at the point
where the site tributary crosses the downstream property line, is greater than that
which a 48-inch pipe can convey flowing full at the slope of the point where the
tributary leaves the site, or if a FEMA floodplain exists on site, or if a floodplain
exists upstream of the site, then a floodplain exists. For Sketch, Final Plan or
Grading Permit Plan: The HEC2 or HEC-RAS method must be used to establish
the water surface elevation at each cross section through the site.

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For sites draining into a comparatively larger floodplain, the site designer may
evaluate the impact of the site discharges into the receiving water or floodplain to
an alternative point of investigation (POI) and apply for a modification to the
requirement for the standard POI, through and as approved by the Office of
Planning and Zoning.
vi) Steep Slopes
Steep slopes as follows:
(i) between15% and 25% shall be cross hatched.
(ii) for steep slopes greater than 25%, cross hatch differently than those slopes
less than 25%.
(iii) For projects in the Critical Area, show all steep slopes greater than 15% cross
hatched.
The following Secondary Features must be shown:
i) Critical Area Boundary with classifications (RCA, LDA, IDA)
The Critical Area boundary must be shown;
ii) Soil Types
All soil types by hydrologic soil grouping, i.e., soil type A, B, C, or D (not by
NRCS designation, i.e. Mb3, Cb2, etc.);
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iii) Forests
All existing tree cover, including individual potential specimen trees, and their root
zones, must be shown (in other words, the forests shall not end at the trunk of the
tree, it must extends out to the canopy of the individual trees at the perimeter of the
forest line).
iv) Cultural Resources
Known archaeological resources, historic structures, and historic sites shall be
shown on the plan. If they are significant to the local, state, regional, or national
heritage these cultural resources shall be avoided to the maximum extent practical.
If the project area has a high potential for the presence of undiscovered cultural
resources, a Phase I archaeological survey (resource identification) may be
required. If the resource is of exceptional significance, avoidance and a buffer area
will be required. The retention and preservation of cultural resources will be made
on a case by case basis, based upon the relative significance of the resource, at
discretion of the Office of Planning and Zoning. If the proposed development will
impact or destroy the cultural resource, a mitigation plan must be developed, in
close coordination with the County Archaeologist or Historic Sites planner.
v) Miscellaneous
The sketch plan must also show other various existing topographic features that are
not environmental in nature (see Environmental Conservation Features Plan
checklist in Appendix C).
2) Drainage Area Maps
Existing and Proposed Drainage Area Maps must be submitted. The map scale shall be a
minimum of 100 scale for sites having an area of 25 acres or less, and a minimum of 200
scale for sites having an area greater than 25 acres. Drainage area maps must minimally
contain the following information:
(a) Drainage areas each sub-area colored or shaded for ease of review
(b) Times of Concentration
Times of concentration need not be detailed for sketch plan submission. Generally, flow
paths will be acceptable since the actual contours and details of the development have yet
to be firmly established. However, for final plan and grading permit phases each Tc
Segment (sheet flow, shallow concentrated flow, swale flow, gutter flow, stream flow, and
pipe flow) must be clearly identified.
(c) Points or Lines of Interest
The Points of Interest (where the flow crosses the property boundary) must be shown and
labeled.
(d) Table of Drainage Area Information
A table of Drainage Area Information, include acreage or square footage of each drainage
area, must be shown on each Drainage Area Map (for an example table, see Appendix C).
3) Sketch Plan (per Article 17 adopted May 2005)
The Sketch Plan will show all features of the proposed development (for more information on
Sketch Plan submittal requirements, see the Sketch Plan Checklist in Appendix C).
Consultant to include a completed sketch plan checklist with submittal. Relevant information
from the Existing Environmental Conservation Plan and the Drainage Area Maps should be
shown on the Sketch Plan. Additional information should be provided, including:
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(a)

(b)

(c)
(d)

(e)

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All relevant parameters including zoning classification(s) and limits, property lines and
setbacks, easements and rights-of-way, and public and private system limits.
Initial BMP Locations
Locate all proposed structural and non-structural BMPs, identify each BMP type, and
provide pertinent information (such as approximate dimensions, setbacks, access, etc.,
in other words, how and where the applicant intends to obtain the water quality volume,
recharge volume, and the other volume requirements).
Stormwater Credits
Where use of a stormwater credit is proposed, locate and identify the stormwater credit .
Stormwater Management Report
The Sketch Plan must include stormwater management computations, either on the
plans or in an attached report. Computations must be signed and sealed by a
professional engineer licensed in the State of Maryland. Preliminary computations are
required as follows:
i)
impervious area/percentage (see Establishing Impervious Percentage in Chapter
3.B.1 of this manual),
ii) flow path,
iii) average RCN,
iv) ratio of hydrologic soil groups to parcel (or drainage area) acreage,
v) point of investigation (In order to establish that the site has an adequate
conveyance or to modify the minimum control requirements, the applicant shall
submit, at final plan phase, an analysis of the impacts of stormwater flows
downstream in the watershed. The limit of the analysis or the point of
investigation shall be a natural point of restricted stream flow, a dam, a highway,
or a structure downstream of the tributary outfall, and shall be established with
the concurrence of the County. Therefore, the applicant must initially select this
point for evaluation at sketch plan by the Office of Planning and Zoning).
vi) water quality volume,
vii) recharge volume
viii) channel protection volume
ix) overbank flood protection and
x) extreme flood volume.
Narrative
A narrative should be included that briefly describes:
i) the existing situation with regard to;
(i) site use,
(ii) drainage pattern(s), and
(iii) outfall(s), and
ii) the proposed site conditions with regard to;
(i) site use,
(ii) drainage design,
(iii) location of proposed BMPs and
(iv) proposed outfall(s)
(v) preliminary downstream analysis of outfalls (Section F of this Chapter) as
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2. Final Plan Phase (Major and Minor subdivision, under Article 17 adopted May 2005)
The Final Plan is the second step of subdivision, unless the requirement for Sketch Plan phase has
been modified for that project.
a. Procedure
The procedure for the Final Plan is dependent upon whether or not a sketch plan was required.
The design consultant does not need to resubmit the Environmental Conservation Plan if a Sketch
Plan was approved. When a Sketch Plan submittal is not required, the Environmental
Conservation Plan must be prepared and submitted with the Final Plan (see Chapter 3.C.1 for
procedure and requirements).
b. Plan Requirements
The Final Plan is the time to submit all necessary construction documents for approval, prior to
final plat approval. The plans and reports required for approval of the stormwater management
design are as follows:
1) Existing Environmental Conservation Plan
The Existing Environmental Conservation Plan shall be prepared and will only be required at
this design phase if the sketch plan phase was not required, and shall be prepared in
accordance with Chapter 3.C.1.
2) Final Plan
The Final Plan (FP) will show all features of the proposed development (for Final Plan
submittal requirements, see the Final Plan Checklist in Appendix C). The FP is essentially
the construction drawings, whereas the Sketch Plan (see Chapter 3.C.1) is an early project
stage presenting the conceptual layout and design of the proposed development project.
Relevant information from the Existing Environmental Conservation Plan and the Stormwater
Management Drawings should be shown on the FP.
3) Stormwater Management Drawings
The Stormwater Management Drawings should contain all information necessary to construct
stormwater management practices on and off site (see Appendix C for Stormwater
Management Plan Checklist requirements). Drainage area maps, prepared in accordance
with Chapter 3.C.1 must be included. Additionally, the Stormwater Management Drawings
should contain all notes relevant to the approval, including the outfall statement, rights-todischarge, modification approval information, approved credits, etc. (see Appendix E for
Sample Standard Notes). Checklists to be submitted with stormwater management report and
drawings.
4) Stormwater Management Report
The Stormwater Management Report should contain hydrologic and hydraulic computations,
including the sizing criteria volume computations, and related information relevant to
stormwater management design. Drainage area maps, prepared in accordance with Chapter
3.C.1, and with the requirements set below, must be included in the Stormwater Management
Report (see Chapter 4.A.2. for submittal requirements, and the Final Plan Checklist in
Appendix C). Checklist to be submitted with Final Plan.
(a) Final Computations
The Final Plan submission must include final stormwater management computations,
either on the plans or in an attached report. Computations must be signed and sealed by
a professional engineer licensed in the State of Maryland. Final computations are
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required as follows:
i)
impervious area/percentage (see Establishing Impervious Percentage in Chapter
3.B.1 of this manual),
ii) times of concentration,
iii) RCNs,
iv) ratio of hydrologic soil groups to parcel (or drainage area) acreage,
v) point of investigation (In order to establish adequate conveyance or to modify the
minimum control requirements, the applicant will have to submit, an analysis of
the impacts of stormwater flows downstream in the watershed. The limit of the
analysis or the point of investigation shall be a natural point of restricted stream
flow, a dam, a highway, or a structure downstream of the tributary outfall, and
shall be established with the concurrence of the County. Therefore, the applicant
must initially select this point for evaluation by the Office of Planning and
Zoning).
vi) final water quality volume,
vii) final recharge volume,
viii) channel protection volume (with RCNs based on using zoning classifications, see
Appendix F),
ix) overbank flood protection (applicant must submit a pre-development and postdevelopment analysis which computes the flows after routing through any BMPs.)
[Note: The pre-development condition shall be based on wooded land use (for
non-impervious areas) in good condition, while the post-development RCNs shall
be based on zoning classifications, see Appendix F], and
x) extreme flood (applicant must submit a post-development analysis which
computes the flow(s) after routing through any BMPs).
xi) Downstream analysis of outfall per Section F of this Chapter.
xii) Dam breach analysis per NRCS Pond Standard 378.
5) Geotechnical Report
A Geotechnical Report is required and should be prepared in accordance with the
requirements of Chapter 4.A.1 (the Geotechnical Report Checklist in Appendix C). Checklist
to be submitted with report.
3. Site Development Plan and Grading Permit Phase (per Article 17 adopted May 2005)
a. Procedure
A Site Development Plan (SDP) will be required for a commercial site that is being developed,
and is not undergoing subdivision. A Grading Plan may be associated with a Site Development
Plan or follow the Final Plan phase for a subdivision. A Site Development Plan or Grading Permit
submittal is the complete design package submittal. It must contain a completed Stormwater
Management Checklist (see Appendix C) and a checklist for each proposed BMP.
b. Plan Requirements
The plans and reports to meet the criteria of Site Development Plan are the same as Final
Development Plan (see Section C.2 of this Chapter) with the following addition:
The Site Development Plan (SDP) will show all features as listed in Article 17 of the Anne
Arundel County Code.
D. Critical Area Requirements
An applicant shall install or construct stormwater management practices for a proposed development
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to meet the minimum performance requirements for managing stormwater runoff within the Critical
Area, in accordance with the Critical Area criteria (see Stormwater Management Ordinance, Section
3-205 and The Critical Area Briefing Letter in Appendix R) or the new State Manual, whichever is
more restrictive. The applicant shall verify that the Critical Area criteria and the State Manual are
satisfied. In Intensely Developed Areas of the Critical Area, all development shall have pollutant
loading reduced by 10% (see Chapter 3.A.2.D).
E. Special Watershed Requirements
1. Jabez (see Appendix K for watershed boundary)
a. Use III stream
b. Jabez Branch is the only native brook trout stream in Anne Arundel County.
c. It is highly susceptible to thermal impacts and excess sediments.
2. Severn Run (see Appendix K for watershed boundary)
a. Use IV stream
b. It is highly susceptible to thermal impacts and excess sediments.
3. Arden Bog (see Appendix K for watershed boundary)
a. This is a very rare wetland habitat that contains state and federally listed rare and threatened
plant species.
b. It is characterized by acidic, nutrient poor conditions and is almost exclusively fed by wetland
systems.
c. The site designer must consult with the Office of Planning and Zoning for additional
requirements. Unless there is a specific legal requirement, the applicant should not be
required to solicit DNR input for SWM design if there is no legal authority.
4. Mountain Road Peninsula Bog Complex (see Appendix K for watershed boundary)
a. This complex is listed, by the State, as wetlands of Special State Concern
b. This is a very rare wetland habitat that contains state and federally listed rare and threatened
plant species.
c. MDE regulates all activities within the 100-foot buffer to these wetlands of Special State
Concern.
d. The site designer must consult with the County for additional requirements.
F. Downstream Analysis Requirements
An analysis of the impacts on the local watershed is required for all new development projects. The
analysis consists of at least a color photographic walking tour from the outfall to the point of
investigation where no signs of erosion are visible, or shall include hydrologic and hydraulic
calculations necessary to determine the extents of impacts on the site tributary between the outfall
and a dam, highway, structure, natural point of restricted stream flow downstream of the tributary
outfall. This point of investigation shall be established with the concurrence of the County. The data
developed and the point of investigation must be shown on the approved stormwater management
plans (see Stormwater Management Plan Checklist in Appendix C). The type of data assembled will
reflect the special considerations and concerns of the watershed. This analysis may include a
biological assessment as directed by the County.
1. Limits/Sections
The limit of the analysis shall be determined with the concurrence of the County but shall not be
less than the first structure downstream of the tributary outfall. Approved methods shall be used
to establish existing conditions and the anticipated reaction of the watershed to the development.
2. Acceptability
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Sensitive Area Study (to the point of investigation) is required by the SCD when a site disturbs
greater than 5,000 sf and its limits are within 300 feet of a wetland. Two copies of the Sensitive
Area Study must be submitted to Inspection and Permits (if construction does not begin within 12
months of permit issuance the study must be redone to confirm that there has been no change).
The Sensitive Area Study must be reviewed by the inspector prior to security release to establish
that the construction did not impact the downstream conditions.
3. Rights-to-Discharge (point or linear)
The intent of these regulations is to require stormwater management designs and techniques that
force post-development stormwater runoff characteristics to mimic the pre-development
stormwater runoff characteristics. However, the County Code states (in Article 16, Subtitle 3,
Section 3-203) that if a stormwater management plan involves the direction of some or all of the
stormwater runoff from the site in a manner that alters the flow characteristics of depth, velocity,
width, or rate from that which exists in the pre-developed condition, a developer shall obtain
from abutting property owners any necessary easement, right-to-discharge, or other property
interest concerning flow of water. This statement shall be interpreted to mean that whenever (in
the one-year and ten-year storm events) the development increases or decreases any of the above
mentioned flow characteristics by more than 10% the developer shall obtain a right-to-discharge
from abutting property owners in order to get stormwater management approval. The Code
continues with this shall not relieve the developer from obtaining any necessary easement,
right-to-discharge, or other property interest concerning flow of water from adjacent property
owners. This statement shall be interpreted to mean that, although the developer may get
stormwater management plan approval, if the adjacent property owners (all affected owners
downstream of the outfall to the point of investigation) are impacted by the development, the
developer shall be responsible for obtaining any rights-to-discharge that are necessary. The
following are three examples of conditions that will require the consultant place a right-todischarge symbol and signed note on the plat and on the plans (see Appendix E for an example of
an acceptable Right-to-Discharge Statement).
a. when stormwater runoff from public property is discharged onto the project property (for
example, the public road stormwater runoff is conveyed via a storm drain system onto the
property and into a private stormwater management practice. In this case the right-todischarge symbol would be placed inside the property line where the public conveyance
becomes a private conveyance and the property owner will be required to sign the right-todischarge statement on the plat),
b. when the proposed discharge from the site alters the stormwater runoff characteristics from
that in the pre-developed condition (this situation, which may be caused by concentrating
flow where before it was sheet flow, would require that a right-to-discharge symbol be placed
outside the property line and the right-to-discharge note on the plat be signed by the adjacent
property owner), or
c. when concentrated stormwater runoff passes from one interior lot to another . In this
situation a right-to-discharge symbol must be placed at each downstream lot line).
d. Rights-to-discharge must be obtained prior to subdivision and/or grading permit approval.
4. Rehabilitation of Existing Impact
If existing erosion and/or flooding impacts are detected during the preliminary photographic
walking tour, then computations must be provided that identify probable causes of the problem.
If the impacts are not caused by the existing development or will not be exacerbated by the
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proposed development, required stormwater management will be sufficient to obtain stormwater


management plan approval. However, if the impacts are caused by the existing development or
will be exacerbated by the proposed development, then the developer must mitigate or correct the
impact prior to plan approval. Otherwise, all five sizing criteria must be met or a plan to address
the problem will be approved prior to, or at the same time as, approval of the overall development
plan. The proposed solution will be considered a basic improvement and, construction must be
completed prior to the issuance of any building permits. Mitigation will be approved with the
concurrence of the County.
G. Layout Requirements
1. Fencing
While not desirable, fencing of BMPs may be required unless the design incorporates grading
that eliminates drop-offs, provides an 8 foot safety bench above the permanent pool elevation if
slopes are between (equal to or greater than) 3:1 and 4:1 (less than or equal to), and provides
warning signs prohibiting swimming and skating. Additionally, the riser must be designed to
prohibit unauthorized access.
a. Materials
For fencing material specifications see Appendix L.
b. Gate locations
The primary access gate should be set back from the road to provide ample off road parking
unless suitable, safe parking is available along the road. A secondary 6' wide gate shall be
installed to allow access to the downstream side of the dam from within the stormwater
management practice. Gate placement shall be:
1) where fences are constructed across the dam, at the best location on the dam for mower
access/use, such that equipment will not hang up when crossing the dam crest
2) where fences are located along the toe of slope, the secondary gate shall be placed in
close proximity to the principle spillway barrel.
2. Setbacks/Buffers
During sketch plan phase, the applicant is advised to expand buffers beyond the minimum to
allow for increases in stormwater practice size prior to the final submission. Applicants with
projects not requiring subdivision should exercise caution when locating proposed BMPS as the
associated setbacks may restrict allowable building size. The County cautions that lots, portions
of lots, or developable land as approved during the Sketch Plan phase may be reduced or lost
during Final Plan phase to accommodate the final stormwater management design.
a. Residential and Commmercial/Industrial Setbacks/Buffers
The buffer width from the toe of embankment slope, top of cut slope, or freeboard elevation
for large cut slopes from the stormwater management practice to structures, property lines, lot
lines, and rights-of-way shall be a minimum of 25 feet (except around the riser structure
which shall be 60 feet, of which 50 feet is clear space). The first 15 feet of the buffer, within
the embankment, will be clear space, which shall be well maintained, while the remaining 10
feet shall be landscaped in accordance with the County Landscape Manual.
b. Reduced Setbacks/Buffers
The landscaped portion of the buffer may be reduced or eliminated by the County by an
approved modification with the approval of the AASCD, if;
1) the stormwater management practice abuts an on-site forested area,
2) cut slope ponds are adjacent to internal rights-of-way,
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3) landscaping is required throughout the BMP (e.g.) to reduce the thermal impacts to the
stormwater runoff,
4) the BMP is a natural application (e.g. swales, underground facilities, bioretention,
filters, etc.), or
5) the landscaping would screen the rear or side of a commercial/industrial building from the
stormwater management practice, and screening is not necessary (it should be noted that,
in any of the above cases, it will not eliminate the required 25 feet setback from
structures, property lines, lot lines, and rights-of-way).
c. Underground Setbacks
The setbacks to all underground devices shall be established in accordance with the
underground facility and storm drain pipe easement sizing criteria in Appendix D of this
manual.
Landscaping
All landscaping shall be designed in accordance with the Anne Arundel County Landscape
Manual and the Maryland Aviation Administration requirements (where applicable).
a. Restrictions for tree & shrub planting are as follows;
1) trees and shrubs are not allowed on pond or basin side slopes; and
2) within 5 feet of the outer periphery of the fence line (buffer area shall be cleared of all
standing dead timber within falling reach of the stormwater management practice
fences).
Side Slopes
The maximum side slopes allowed shall not exceed 3:1 for either the interior or the exterior
slopes.
Easement Widths
Easement widths for all storm drain pipes and underground stormwater management practices
must be large enough to be maintained (removed and replaced, if necessary) after construction,
without causing damage to any structures nearby (See Appendix D Easements Sizing
Requirements).
Plunge Pool
Channel lock, rip-rap, concrete, a-jacks, etc. may be used for the bottom treatment of any plunge
pools. A vertical staff gauge shall be placed in the plunge pool to establish the clean out
elevation.
Animal Protection
Muskrat barriers will be installed at the time of conversion to stormwater management.
Galvanized or vinyl clad, one inch wire mesh will be installed along the periphery of the designed
pool depth. The wire will be toed 6" into the basin floor and pinned to lie flat on the
embankment. The mesh will extend a minimum of 3' in both directions from the designed pool
elevation. All mesh will be covered with 4" of topsoil and seeded and fertilized as per the County
Standard Specifications for Construction.
Access Ramp
a. Construction and Appearance Access ramp shall meet the following minimum requirements;
1. Width
All access ramps shall be at least 12 feet in width.
2. Slope
The maximum acceptable slope for access ramps is 15 percent.
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Slopes between 8 percent and 15 percent grade shall be stabilized with a 6-inch
minimum layer of CR-6 underlaid with filter cloth.
Slopes flatter than 8 percent may be stabilized with approved grasses.
All access roads will connect to County roads with curb ramps.

(b)
(c)
b. Location
Access ramps shall be located so that maintenance may be easily performed on the riser,
inflow pipes, and the embankment. It must be assumed that the basin contains standing water
and vehicular access to the riser shall not cross the bottom of the stormwater management
practice.
H. Use of Existing Downstream BMP
A development may lie within the drainage area of an existing stormwater management practice
which the site design professional determines was sized to manage the flow from the project site (in
accordance with the criteria outlined in this manual) or could be retrofitted to manage the stormwater
runoff from the development. Either situation is an acceptable solution. Several factors must be
verified prior to the County accepting the use of existing structure(s) to satisfy the design parameters
established in this manual.
1. Inspection Request
When the consultant determines that use of an existing stormwater management practice may be
justifiable from a design standpoint, then an analysis must be performed showing either that the
capacity exists or would exist with retrofitting. When, the applicant submits the proposed
development plan, the request to use an existing stormwater management practice must be
mandated (the applicant should fill out the request form in Appendix P as completely as possible
and submit it to the County). The County review engineer will complete the form and submit it to
the Department of Inspections and Permits, so an inspection can be scheduled and performed.
The applicant may be required to add notes to the plans requiring the contractor to perform
maintenance on the BMP, before it can be retrofitted or used.
2. Retrofit to Current Standards
Any existing stormwater management practice, that was: (1) designed under previous stormwater
management regulations, or; (2) was designed under the latest stormwater management
regulations, but was not sized for the proposed project shall be retrofitted prior to use as
stormwater management for a proposed project. The extent of retrofitting will be determined on
a case-by-case basis. However, the applicant will not be expected to retrofit the following
provisions (this will include requirements like the setbacks, rights-to-discharge, and geometric
concerns).
a. Water Quality Requirement
The existing BMP must be retrofitted if the required WQv is greater than that provided in the
existing stormwater management practice. If the required WQv is less than that provided,
then no additional WQv treatment is required, except for the Rev (see provisions below).
b. Recharge Volume Requirement
If the existing BMP does not address Rev, then the required Rev must be designed on-site. If
an insufficient amount of Rev is provided in the existing stormwater management practice,
then the difference between that provided and that required must be provided on-site. If the
required Rev is greater than the difference between the WQv provided and the WQv required,
then the full Rev must be provided for on-site (which will also satisfy the WQv requirement).
c. Channel Protection Volume Requirement
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If the Cpv has not been provided, a redesign and, eventually, a retrofit of the riser structure
may be necessary to accommodate the Cpv. If the existing stormwater management practice
was designed to manage the 2, 10, and 100 year storms, then the riser structure must be
redesigned to modify or remove the two-year storm management control and replace it with
24-hour extended detention of the channel protection volume (see below for impacts to the 10
and 100 year storms by this retrofit).
d. Overbank Flood Protection Requirements
Redesign the riser structure to accommodate the Qp in accordance with this manual.
However, modification to the riser for the Cpv will probably result in an increase of the tenyear water surface elevation. Therefore, the riser should be modified to lower the water
surface elevation, if possible, while maintaining the pre-developed 10-year discharge
established in the original design. The Soil Conservation District will have the final approval
for the acceptability of the retrofit and the reduced freeboard.
e. Extreme Flood Requirements
The riser structure may not require redesign to accommodate the Qf in accordance with this
manual. However, modification to the riser for the Cpv will probably result in an increase of
the one hundred year and the worst-case storm event water surface elevations. Therefore, the
riser should be modified to lower the water surface elevation to accommodate the required
freeboard, if possible. The Soil Conservation District will have the final approval for the
acceptability of the retrofit and the reduced freeboard.
I. Capital Project Requirements
Requirements will be the same as for private development.
J. School Board Projects
Requirements will be the same as for private development.
K. Specifications
The following construction specifications shall be used for stormwater management practices:
1. The Anne Arundel County Standard Details and Specifications (Latest Edition);
2. The Anne Arundel County Stormwater Management Practices and Procedures Manual (Latest
Edition); and
3. The 2000 Maryland Stormwater Management Design Manual.
USDA Natural Resources Conservation District Maryland Conservation Practice Standard for
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CHAPTER

Drawings,
Documents and
Reports

CHAPTER 4
DRAWINGS, DOCUMENTS AND REPORTS
A. Reports
1. Geotechnical Report
a. Preparers Credentials
Testing shall be conducted and report prepared by a qualified professional. This professional
shall either be a registered professional engineer, soils scientist or geologist and must be licensed
in the State of Maryland.
b. Subsurface Exploration
The exploration will follow the procedures as outlined in the state design manual and this manual,
whichever is more restrictive.
1) Borings and/or test pits
(a) Borings: Quantity and Location
Borings and/or test pits must be performed at all proposed stormwater management
locations. Borings for all proposed stormwater management practices shall be in
accordance with USDA-Natural Resource Conservation Service Maryland Conservation
Practice Standard for Ponds (MD-378).
(b) Infiltration Rate Testing
A standard percolation test is acceptable for establishing the feasibility of infiltration for
stormwater management, on single lot residential development. The location of the
percolation test cannot be greater than 50-feet from the proposed location of the SWM
device. In-field infiltration testing will occur at an elevation consistent with the bottom of
the design trench. The minimum infiltration rate required for any infiltration device will
be 1.02 inches per hour.
(c) Maximum Permeability Rate
When groundwater is not encountered, a maximum permeability rate of 1x 10-6
centimeters per second must be established by the placement of material or confirmation
that soils exist in-situ that meets or exceeds the requirements set forth in MD378 for
impervious core material at the bottom of all wet ponds and wetland complexes.
(d) Standard Penetration Test
Standard penetration testing consisting of split spoon, bulk sampling or Dynamic Core
Penetrometer shall be conducted for the entire depth of the boring/test pit (at close
intervals).
(e) Wet Season
The borings in the hydrologic soil groups listed in Appendix N shall be taken during the
Wet Season (Call the Anne Arundel County Health Department at 410-222-7193 to
determine the wet season limits). If this is not feasible, then two additional feet shall be
added to the required clearance between the bottom of the stormwater management
practice and the ground water elevation found in the borings.
(f) Depth Requirements
The minimum boring depth shall be five feet below the lowest point of excavation for the
proposed device. If groundwater is encountered, the elevation of the groundwater shall be
shown in the geotechnical report and with the boring data, typically shown on the plans.
(g) Visual Soil Classification
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All samples must be visually identified using the USDA-Natural Resource Conservation
Service Unified Soil Classification System.
(h) Other Requirements
All other borings will be located as required as per the respective section of the state
design manual or as deemed necessary by the Department.
(i) Stakes
All borings and test pit stakes shall be clearly labeled and left in the field for
inspection purposes.
c. Required Data and Laboratory Testing
1) Soil Series and Classification
The soil series as mapped in the Soil Survey of Anne Arundel County USDA-NRCS and
geologic formation as mapped by the Maryland Geologic Services- must be noted. The soil
classification (Unified Soil Classification System and USDA Textural Classification System)
for all samples as supported by appropriate laboratory testing must be noted.
2) Moisture Content
The in-situ moisture content must be determined for all samples.
3) Color Description
Munsell color chart identification must be included for all samples.
4) Acidity
All soil samples identified as potentially acidic must be tested for acidity. Acceptable
methodologies for testing the soils have been established by the Anne Arundel Soil
Conservation District and are found in Appendix I. Other testing methods must be approved
by the Department and the Anne Arundel Soil Conservation District.
5) Planting Soil and Topsoil
Textural, chemical, pH and organic analysis (see Appendix B.3.B. of the State Manual) must
be performed for planting and topsoil mediums used in bioretention systems.
6) Identification of inadequate soils
Potentially cationic or fat plastic clays, weak or frost-heave susceptible soils or clays, highly
erodable silty/sandy soils and hydric soils must be identified. At the discretion of the Office
of Planning and Zoning, or Anne Arundel County Soil Conservation District, additional
laboratory or field testing of these soils may be required.
d. Conclusion
The conclusion must include the following:
1) Stormwater Management Practice Feasibility
Explain subsurface exploration methods, provide location map for testing, summarize
findings, summarize field and laboratory testing results and provide recommendation
regarding physical feasibility of use of the various BMPs (See Table 4.4 in the State Manual).
2) Earth moving
Recommendations for earth moving, storage, methods of compaction and stabilization, and
suitability of on-site or borrow soils for use in construction of various stormwater practices
must be provided.
3) Inadequate and Acid/Sulfate Soils
Provide recommendations for movement, storage compaction, stabilization and/or disposal of
identified inadequate or acid/sulfate soils.
4) Groundwater
Describe the sites general groundwater characteristics and provide:
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(a) recommendations on feasibility of various BMPs;


(b) recommendations for management of groundwater during and/or need for management
after construction of recommended BMPs;
(c) proposed bottom elevations of all stormwater management devices; and
(d) vertical clearance from groundwater as established by the following;
(i) Group 1 Stormwater Management Ponds
The high water table may be no higher than the permanent pool elevation.
(ii) Group 2 Stormwater Management Wetland
The high water table may be no higher than the permanent pool elevation.
(iii)
Group 3 Stormwater Management Infiltration
The high water table may be no higher than four feet below the bottom of the device.
(iv) Group 4 Stormwater Management Filtering Systems
The high water table may be no higher than two feet below the bottom of the device.
(v) Group 5 Stormwater Management Open Channel Systems
The high water table may be no higher than two feet below the underdrain for the dry
swale and no lower than the permanent pool elevation for a wet swale.
2. Stormwater Management Report
The Stormwater Management Report containing the hydraulic and hydrologic computations should
include the following.
a. Drainage Area Maps should be prepared in accordance with Chapter 3.C.1.a.2.
b. Narrative
The narrative should briefly describe:
1) the existing situation with regard to;
(a) site use,
(b) drainage pattern(s), and
(c) outfall(s), and
2) the proposed site conditions with regard to;
(a) site use,
(b) drainage design,
(c) rights-to-discharge
(d) selection and locations of proposed BMPs,
(e) expected performance of proposed BMPs, and
(f) proposed outfall(s).
3) any waivers applied for or approved,
4) any stormwater credits applied for and approved, and
5) description of the analysis of downstream conditions to the point of interest.
c. Proposed BMPs
Identify and locate all proposed structural and non-structural BMPs, identify each BMP type, and
provide pertinent information (e.g., how and where the applicant intends to provide the water
quality volume, recharge volume, and the other control requirements, location and type of
access, etc.).
d. Stormwater Credit
Where use of a stormwater credit is proposed, identify and locate the stormwater credit.
e. Final Computations
Stormwater management computations should include:
1) impervious area/percentage (see Establishing Impervious Percentage in Chapter 3.B.1.a.1),
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2)
3)
4)
5)
6)

times of concentration for each drainage area,


average RCN for each drainage area,
ratio of hydrologic soil groups to parcel (or drainage area) acreage,
point of investigation as established in the Sketch Plan approval,
downstream analysis between the outfall and the point of interest (this analysis may
determine the impact of managed and/or unmanaged flows from the site),
7) water quality volume,
8) recharge volume,
9) channel protection volume (base RCNs on using zoning classifications, see Appendix F),
10) overbank flood protection volume (applicant must submit a pre-development and postdevelopment analysis which computes the flows prior to, and after routing through any
BMPs. [Note: the post-development RCN shall be based on zoning classification, see
Appendix F) and,
11) extreme flood volume (applicant must submit a post-development analysis which computes
the flow(s) after routing through any BMPs, and
12) all other pertinent information (see the Stormwater Management Report Checklist in
Appendix C).
B. Construction Documents
1. General
Construction documents for stormwater management practices include the stormwater management
plans, the subdivision and easement plats, and the record drawings plans. Plans will not be approved
for any proposed private stormwater management practices in subdivisions until a blanket private
maintenance agreement for all of the practices has been recorded. If a development is exempt from
or is relying on a SWM device that was constructed under prior regulations, a note stating as such
must be added to the development plans and plat. Also, if credits are applied toward the stormwater
management requirements (see Chapter 3 of this manual information on the credit procedure), a note
should be added to the stormwater management plans, the final development plan, and the plat
containing the appropriate information about the credit.
2. Stormwater Management Drawings
The Stormwater Management Drawings are a separate set of design plans except for single lot
developments and small developments that will require no more than two stormwater management
plan sheets these drawings are submitted for a prerequisite to stormwater management approval, and
record keeping and filing purposes. The Drawings, together with the Stormwater Management
Report, shall contain the engineering design, and all supporting information and computations, to
describe the manner, location, and type of stormwater management practices proposed for the
development. Design and construction specifications are provided in Appendix L of this manual and
Appendix B of the State Manual (also see the Final Plan Checklist in Appendix C for the items that
are to be included in the Stormwater Management Drawings)
a. Drainage Area Maps
Drainage Area Maps should be prepared in accordance with Chapter 3.C and provided as part of
the Stormwater Management Drawings.
b. Profiles
Profiles of the stormwater management practices should be provided and shall contain sufficient
information and dimensions pertaining to the structures. Examples of profiles that are typically
found on stormwater management plans include, but are not limited to:
1) through the principal spillway,
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2) along inflow conveyance,


3) through the emergency spillway, and
4) along the embankment.
c. Cross-Sections
Cross-Sections of the stormwater management practices are to be provided and shall contain
sufficient information and dimensions pertaining to the structures. Examples of cross-sections
that are typically found on stormwater management plans include, but are not limited to:
1) through the embankment,
2) through the swales,
3) through the trenches,
4) through any bioretention facilities, and
5) through any filters.
d. Details
Details provide specific information about the particular stormwater management practice.
Examples of details that are typically found on stormwater management plans for stormwater
management practices include, but are not limited to:
1) pond access road,
2) trash rack,
3) filter drainage diaphragm,
4) concrete cradle,
5) riser structure,
6) internal orifice details if orifice less than 3.0 in diameter (see State Manual)
7) dewatering device,
8) anti-seep collars,
9) any aprons,
10) all boring logs, and
11) infiltration test results.
e. Notes
The types of stormwater management notes that should be included on the plans will depend
on the type of stormwater management practices used in the design and shall include:
1) General Notes
(see Appendix E for the General Notes)
2) Outfall Statement
All stormwater management plans shall include an outfall statement for each outfall,
which shall be a complete, accurate, written description of the particular outfall in the
existing and the proposed conditions. The outfall statement must include a discussion of
the results of any analysis of the impacts to the receiving drainage course (see Appendix E
for an example of an acceptable Outfall Statement).
3) Stormwater Management Note
A Stormwater Management Note shall be provided for each proposed stormwater
management practice. This note must include the following information;
(a) location of the stormwater management practice,
(b) the type of stormwater management practice,
(c) whether the practice will provide quality and/or quantity management,
(d) whether the practice is public or private, and
(e) the note must reference any previous permits or plans that contain approval for the
site management (see Appendix E for an example of an acceptable Stormwater
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Management Note).
4) Private Stormwater Management Practices Maintenance and Inspection Notes
5) NPDES Source Identification Chart
An NPDES Source Identification Chart shall be placed on the plans for each proposed
stormwater management practice and shall include such items as the drainage area size,
type of outfall and all other state requirements (see Appendix E for a sample Chart).
6) Additional Notes Specific to Type of Management Chosen
(a) Group 1 Stormwater Management Ponds
(i) MD-378 construction specifications and notes, if required,
(ii) non-MD-378 pond notes (see Appendix E), and
(iii) Notes as required.
(b) Group 2 Stormwater Management Wetlands
(i) Plantings Notes (see Appendix E), and
(ii) Notes as required
(c) Group 3 Stormwater Management Infiltration
(i) Notes as required
(d) Group 4 Stormwater Management Filtering Systems
(i) Notes as required
(e) Group 5 Stormwater Management Open Channel Systems
(i) Notes as required
(f) Group 6 Nonstructural Stormwater Management Measures
(i) Notes as required
3. As-built Drawings
As-built plans are the most current approved grading and/or stormwater management plans that are
red-lined to reflect the as-built information, showing the location, dimensions, and elevations of all
constructed drainage structures, drainage systems, stormwater management practices and any
deviations from the approved plans. Additionally, if applicable, as-built drawings shall be in
conformance with the Anne Arundel Soil Conservation District small pond approval.
If the stormwater management device is a registered MD378 pond, two sets of interim record
drawings, meeting the conditions of the Small Pond Approval Letter, must be submitted to the
Department of Inspections and Permits within 30 days of completion of the principle spillway,
outfall, and embankment. Supporting geotechnical reports, compaction tests, concrete reports, etc.
must be submitted with these interim record drawings. The interim as-built drawings are for pond
information only and will be forwarded to the Anne Arundel Soil Conservation District for review for
compliance with the current MD378.
The following procedures must be met:
a. deviations from approved drawings shall be shown on the as-built drawings in red,
b. five plan sets shall be submitted to the Department of Inspections and Permits,
c. the certifying professional must sign, seal, and date the as-built drawings and the owners
certification, and,
d. the certifying professional shall submit the appropriate completed Construction Inspection
Checklist (See Appendix C, however, where the construction inspection checklist is not
appropriate for a particular proposed stormwater management practice, the Department of
Inspections and Permits will determine what certification will be required).
C. Subdivision and Easement Plats
1. Plat Notes
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The stormwater management statement and the right-to-discharge symbol and note must be placed on
the plat. Additional notes that should be included on the plat are as follows:
a. Stormwater Management Note
Stormwater management will be provided for this project in accordance with Article 16, Title 3
of Anne Arundel County code. Stormwater management computations are on file with Anne
Arundel County Office of Planning and Zoning.
b. Natural Conservation Note
A Natural Conservation Note shall be placed on the plat when an area of the development has
been designated within an easement as a natural conservation area credit toward the stormwater
management minimum requirements. This note shall:
1) describe the area placed within the easement,
2) outline the restrictions on development within this area, and
3) establish this area as a stormwater management practice to be reserved.
c. Rights-to-Discharge
The intent of these regulations is to require development projects to use stormwater management
techniques that will force the post-development stormwater runoff characteristics to mimic the
pre-development stormwater runoff characteristics. However, the County Code states (in Article
16, Subtitle 3) that If a stormwater management plan involves the direction of some or all of the
stormwater runoff from the site in a manner that alters the flow characteristics of depth, velocity,
width, or rate from that which exists in the pre-developed condition, a developer shall obtain
from abutting property owners any necessary easement, right-to-discharge, or other property
interest concerning flow of water. This statement shall be interpreted to mean that whenever (in
the one-year and ten-year storm events) the development increases or decreases any of the above
mentioned flow characteristics by more than 10% the developer shall obtain a right-to-discharge
from abutting property owners in order to get stormwater management approval. The Code goes
on to say that this shall not relieve the developer from obtaining any necessary easement, rightto-discharge, or other property interest concerning flow of water from adjacent property owners.
This statement shall be interpreted to mean that, although the developer may get stormwater
management plan approval, if the adjacent property owners (all affected owners downstream of
the outfall to the point of investigation) are impacted by the development, the developer shall be
responsible for obtaining any rights-to-discharge that are necessary. In this case, a right-todischarge symbol must be shown on the plans and plat, and a right-to-discharge statement added
to the plat (see Appendix E for an example of an acceptable Right-to-Discharge Statement).
2. Easement Acquisitions
a. On-site vs. Off-site
All easements must be shown on the subdivision plats with bearings, distances, coordinates and
areas as required on the subdivision plat checklist. However, individual easement plats are
necessary to record on-site easements when:
1) there is not a subdivision plat being prepared for a particular project;
2) an off-site easement is needed; or
3) an on-site or off-site easement is to be
(a) revised,
(b) expanded,
(c) relocated, or
(d) removed after the subdivision process is completed.
b. Submissions
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For a subdivision process, the on-site easement information must be placed on the plat in
accordance with the checklist provided in Appendix C. The off-site easement information must be
placed on 8.5" x 11" easement plat in accordance with the checklist provided in Appendix C. All
easements will, therefore, be approved at the same time as the plat (prior to the start of the permit
process). For the permitting process, where a plat is not required, the off-site and on-site
easement information must be placed on 8.5" x 11" easement plats in accordance with the
checklist provided in Appendix C. They must be submitted for engineering review early in the
process and signature by the chief engineer or the review engineer prior to engineering approval.
The plat(s) with description(s) will be submitted with the standard package, reviewed, revised (as
needed), and then the mylar(s) and description(s) submitted to the review engineer for signature.
After approval of the easement plats, the review engineer may approve the permit.
c. Recordation
The easement plats must be recorded prior to issuance of the grading permit.
d. Easement Details
Refer to Appendix C for the Easement Plat Checklist and sample Standard Notes for plats.

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CHAPTER

Security,
Fees, and
Agreements

CHAPTER 5
SECURITY, FEES, AND AGREEMENTS
A. Security
1. Public and Private Stormwater Management Facilities
The construction of public or private stormwater management devices must be secured under grading
permit in accordance with of the County Code. The security shall be in an amount of $200 plus $0.10
for each square foot of total site disturbance plus the estimated cost of the stormwater management
devices. This security may be:
a. a performance bond executed by the owner and a corporate surety authorized to do business in
the State as a security,
b. a cash deposit, certified check or cashier's check from a local bank or other local accredited
institution, or
c. an irrevocable letter of credit approved by the Controller and acceptable to the County Attorney.
2. Forfeited Grading Permit Security
The County shall apply the proceeds of a forfeited grading permit security to completion of the
required device and placing the site in an environmentally secure condition. In the event that the
proceeds exceed the costs of completion, including engineering, inspection, overhead, and other
administrative costs, including attorneys fees, the excess funds shall be returned.
3. Security Release The grading permit security may not be returned until:
a. as-built plans have been submitted and approved,
b. a certification has been submitted by the Developer and a registered professional that the
construction and required testing for the stormwater management facilities have been completed
and comply with the approved plans and the Article 16, Title 3, of the County Code, and
c. the site has passed a final inspection by the Department of Inspection and Permits.
B. Private Inspection and Maintenance Agreement
Prior to the issuance of any building permit or grading permit for property which has a private
stormwater management facility, the applicant or the owner of the property, if other than the applicant,
shall execute an inspection and maintenance agreement with the County (the Agreement Forms and
instruction sheets are mailed to the applicant by the Permit Application Center during the permit review
process), which shall;
1. provide that the applicant shall be responsible for installation of the stormwater management
facilities in accordance with the Article 16, Title 3, of the County Code,
2. bind all subsequent owners of the property served by the on-site stormwater management facility to
the agreement,
3. provide for access to the facility at reasonable times for inspection by the County or its agents or
contractor,
4. provide for regular or special assessments to insure that the facility is properly maintained in
accordance with its design standards,
5. be recorded among the Land Records of Anne Arundel County,
6. provide that the Department may perform the necessary work to correct any violation and return the
facility to a proper working condition if the applicant and the owner of the property, if other than the
applicant, after reasonable notice by the Department, fails to correct a violation of Article 16, Title 3,
of the County Code,
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7. provide that the cost of work performed by the Department shall be levied and collected from the
owner of the property, in the same manner as County real property taxes are levied and collected, and
shall have the same priority, bear the same interest and penalties, and in every respect be treated as
County real property taxes.
C. Inspection Fees
The inspection fees are to be computed from the Grading and Sediment Control Computation Sheet. The
fee is computed by either listing each of the systems components with a unit price or by listing the cost
as a lump sum item. This fee is to be paid with cash, check or money order.

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CHAPTER

Construction
Inspection

CHAPTER 6
CONSTRUCTION INSPECTION
A.

B.

C.

D.

E.

F.

Pre-Construction Meeting
Upon issuance of a permit a preconstruction meeting must be held between the Department of
Inspections and Permits and the permittee to discuss responsibilities for compliance with inspection,
certification and the as-built requirements. For single family residential systems the meeting may be
waived by the Department of Inspections and Permits upon request by the permittee.
Start of Work Notification
The owner shall schedule a pre-construction meeting with the Department of Inspections and Permits,
48-hours before commencing any work in conjunction with the stormwater management plan. The
Department of Inspections and Permits shall be notified upon completion of the work as well so that a
final inspection may be conducted.
Inspection
The owner shall procure the services of a registered professional, or an individual under his/her
supervision, to inspect each stormwater management facility during construction. The inspection
schedule and appropriate Construction Inspection Checklist (see Appendix C) must appear on the
plans. The registered professional, or an individual under his/her supervision, is required to inspect
the construction of the facility so that the key elements of construction, as indicated on the
Construction Inspection Checklist, can be certified. No work shall proceed until an inspector from
the Department of Inspections and Permits inspects and approves the work previously completed.
Correction of Deficient Work
Any portion of the work which does not comply with the stormwater management facility plans and
specifications approved by the Department shall be promptly corrected by the owner after receipt of
notification by the Department.
Stop Work Order
Upon notice from the Department of Inspection and Permits that any work or activity at a property is
being undertaken in an unsafe and dangerous manner or contrary to the requirements of the County
Stormwater Management Ordinance, that work or activity shall immediately cease. It is a violation
of the Stormwater Management Ordinance for any person to work at a property after a stop work
order has been served, except for work required to be undertaken by the order.
Final Inspection
1.
Site preparation
Stormwater facilities will be mowed within one week prior to final inspection. Clippings and
all debris will be removed from the basin floor and from around all related structures to
provide complete visibility for inspection purposes.
2.
Inspection
Upon completion of construction of a stormwater management facility, the Department
inspector shall perform a final inspection to determine if the work is constructed in
accordance with the approved plans. Prior to final acceptance of the facility:
a.
all outstanding items must be completed; and
b.
as-built drawings, certification letters and construction inspection checklists, shall be
submitted to and approved by the Department.

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APPENDIX
APPEN

APPENDIX

Adopted
SWM
Ordinance
(County)

Will include copy of signed originals with final copy of SWM Manual Revision

AMENDED
August 6, 2001

COUNTY COUNCIL OF ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY, MARYLAND


Legislative Session 2001, Legislative Day No. 32
Bill No. 53-01
Introduced by Mrs. Murphy, Chairman
(by request of the County Executive)
By the County Council, June 18, 2001
________________________________________________________________________
Introduced and first read on June 18, 2001
Public Hearing set for and held on July 16, 2001
Public Hearing on AMENDED BILL set for September 4, 2001
By Order: Judy C. Holmes, Administrative Officer
________________________________________________________________________
A BILL ENTITLED
AN ORDINANCE concerning: Stormwater Management
FOR the purpose of repealing existing provisions regarding stormwater management; adding
new provisions governing stormwater management, including requirements for
stormwater management plans, minimum control requirements, waivers, and stormwater
management practices, including inspection and maintenance; providing for enforcement
of violations and penalties; defining certain terms; and generally relating to stormwater
management.
BY repealing: Article 21, ''3-101 through 3-405, inclusive
Anne Arundel County Code (1985, as amended)
BY adding: Article 21, ''3-101 through 3-505, inclusive
Anne Arundel County Code (1985, as amended)
SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the County Council of Anne Arundel County, Maryland,
That Article 21, ''3-101 through 3-405, inclusive, of the Anne Arundel County Code (1985,
as amended) are hereby repealed.
SECTION 2. And be it further enacted, That Section(s) of the Anne Arundel County
Code (1985, as amended) read as follows:

______________________________________________________________________________________
EXPLANATION: CAPITALS indicate new matter added to existing law.

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ARTICLE 21 FLOODPLAIN MANAGEMENT, SEDIMENT CONTROL,
AND STORMWATER MANAGEMENT
Title 3. Stormwater Management
Subtitle 1. Definitions; General Provisions
3-101. Definitions.
(A) IN THIS TITLE THE FOLLOWING WORDS HAVE THE MEANINGS INDICATED.
(B) AADMINISTRATION@ MEANS THE MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT
WATER MANAGEMENT ADMINISTRATION.
(C) AADVERSE IMPACT@ MEANS ANY DELETERIOUS EFFECT ON WATERS OR WETLANDS,
INCLUDING THEIR QUALITY, QUANTITY, SURFACE AREA, SPECIES COMPOSITION,
AESTHETICS, OR USEFULNESS FOR HUMAN OR NATURAL USES THAT:
(1) IS OR MAY BE HARMFUL OR INJURIOUS TO HUMAN HEALTH, WELFARE, SAFETY,
OR PROPERTY OR TO BIOLOGICAL PRODUCTIVITY, DIVERSITY, OR STABILITY; OR
(2) UNREASONABLY INTERFERES WITH THE ENJOYMENT OF LIFE OR PROPERTY,
INCLUDING OUTDOOR RECREATION.
(D) AAPPROVING AUTHORITY@ MEANS:
(1) FOR A SUBDIVISION, THE OFFICE OF PLANNING AND ZONING; AND
(2) FOR A GRADING PERMIT, THE DEPARTMENT OF INSPECTIONS AND PERMITS.
(E) ABEST MANAGEMENT PRACTICE@ MEANS A STRUCTURAL STORMWATER
MANAGEMENT PRACTICE OR NONSTRUCTURAL STORMWATER MANAGEMENT PRACTICE
DESIGNED TO STORE TEMPORARILY OR TREAT STORMWATER RUNOFF IN ORDER TO
MITIGATE FLOODING, REDUCE POLLUTION, AND PROVIDE OTHER AMENITIES.
(F) ACHANNEL PROTECTION STORAGE VOLUME (CPV)@ MEANS THE VOLUME USED TO
DESIGN STRUCTURAL STORMWATER MANAGEMENT PRACTICES TO CONTROL STREAM
CHANNEL EROSION, FOR WHICH THE METHOD OF CALCULATION IS SPECIFIED IN THE 2000
MARYLAND STORMWATER DESIGN MANUAL, VOLUMES I AND II.
(G) (1) ACLEAR@ MEANS TO CUT OR REMOVE TREES, GROUND COVER, STUMPS, ROOTS, OR
ANY OTHER VEGETATIVE MATERIAL.
(2) ACLEAR@ DOES NOT INCLUDE TO MOW GRASS.
(H) ACOUNTY PROCEDURES MANUAL@ MEANS THE ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY
STORMWATER MANAGEMENT PRACTICES AND PROCEDURES MANUAL.
(I) ACRITICAL AREA@ MEANS ALL LAND AND WATER AREAS IN THE COUNTY WITHIN 1,000
FEET MEASURED PLANIMETRICALLY BEYOND THE LANDWARD BOUNDARIES OF TIDAL
WETLANDS AND THE HEADS OF TIDES.
(J) ADEPARTMENT@ MEANS THE DEPARTMENT OF INSPECTIONS AND PERMITS.
(K) ADESIGN STANDARDS@ MEANS:

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(1) THE 2000 MARYLAND STORMWATER DESIGN MANUAL VOLUMES I AND II
(MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT, APRIL 2000);
(2) USDA NATURAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE MARYLAND
CONSERVATION PRACTICE STANDARD POND CODE 378 (JANUARY 2000); AND
(3) THE COUNTY PROCEDURES MANUAL.
(L) ADEVELOPER@ MEANS A PERSON WHO UNDERTAKES DEVELOPMENT SUBJECT TO THIS
TITLE.
(M) (1) ADEVELOPMENT@ MEANS A SUBDIVISION OF LAND OR A MAN-MADE CHANGE TO
IMPROVED OR UNIMPROVED REAL PROPERTY THAT CHANGES THE STORMWATER RUNOFF
CHARACTERISTICS OF A SITE.
(2) ADEVELOPMENT@ INCLUDES ANY CONSTRUCTION, RECONSTRUCTION,
MODIFICATION, EXTENSION, OR EXPANSION OF BUILDINGS OR OTHER STRUCTURES,
PLACEMENT OF FILL OR CONCRETE, DUMPING, MINING, DREDGING, CLEARING, GRADING,
PAVING, DRILLING, STORAGE OF MATERIALS, LAND IMPROVEMENT, LANDFILL OPERATIONS,
OR ANY COMBINATION OF THESE ACTIVITIES.
(N) ADIRECT DISCHARGE@ MEANS THE CONCENTRATED RELEASE OF STORMWATER FROM
DEVELOPMENT TO TIDAL WATERS OR VEGETATED TIDAL WETLANDS.
(O) ADIRECTOR@ MEANS THE DIRECTOR OF THE DEPARTMENT OF INSPECTIONS AND
PERMITS OR THE DIRECTOR=S DESIGNEE.
(P) ADRAINAGE AREA@ MEANS THAT AREA ENCLOSED BY A RIDGE LINE THAT
CONTRIBUTES STORMWATER RUNOFF TO A SINGLE POINT MEASURED IN A HORIZONTAL
PLANE.
(Q) AEXTENDED DETENTION@ MEANS A STORMWATER MANAGEMENT DESIGN FEATURE
THAT PROVIDES GRADUAL RELEASE OF A VOLUME OF WATER IN ORDER TO INCREASE
SETTLING OF POLLUTANTS AND PROTECT DOWNSTREAM CHANNELS FROM STORM EVENTS,
FOR WHICH THE METHOD OF CALCULATION IS SPECIFIED IN THE 2000 MARYLAND
STORMWATER DESIGN MANUAL, VOLUMES I AND II.
(R) AEXTREME FLOOD VOLUME (QF)@ MEANS THE STORAGE VOLUME REQUIRED TO
CONTROL INFREQUENT, LARGE STORM EVENTS IN WHICH OVERBANK FLOWS REACH OR
EXCEED THE BOUNDARIES OF THE 100-YEAR FLOODPLAIN.
(S) AFLOODING@ MEANS STORMWATER RUNOFF FROM A NATURAL OR MAN-MADE
STORMWATER RUNOFF CONVEYANCE SYSTEM THAT:
(1) INUNDATES AN EXISTING STRUCTURE; OR
(2) OVERFLOWS ONTO LAND THAT LIES OUTSIDE OF FLOODPLAIN EASEMENTS,
DRAINAGE EASEMENTS, OR AREAS SHOWN ON FEDERAL INSURANCE RATE MAPS AS FLOODPRONE AREAS.
(T) AGRADE@ MEANS TO STRIP, SCARIFY, EXCAVATE, OR STOCKPILE EARTH MATERIALS
OR TO GRUB, FILL, OR OTHERWISE MOVE ROOTMAT OR TOPSOIL.
(U) (1) AIMPERVIOUS SURFACE@ MEANS A SURFACE IN THE LANDSCAPE THAT DOES NOT
ALLOW THE INFILTRATION OF RAINFALL.

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(2) AIMPERVIOUS SURFACE@ INCLUDES HOT BITUMINOUS ASPHALTIC PAVEMENT,
COLD MIX ASPHALTIC PAVEMENT, COMPACTED GRAVEL SURFACING, PORTLAND CEMENT
CONCRETE, TYPE 1 FILL OR TYPE 2 FILL AS DEFINED IN '2-101 OF THIS ARTICLE USED WITHIN
ROAD RIGHTS-OF-WAY, SIDEWALKS, DRIVEWAYS, CURBS AND GUTTERS, PATIOS, PORCHES,
WALKWAYS, SWIMMING POOLS, TENNIS COURTS, PARKING AREAS, AND PRINCIPAL AND
ACCESSORY STRUCTURE COVERAGE AREAS.
(V) "INDIVIDUAL LOT DEVELOPMENT" MEANS DEVELOPMENT ON AN UNIMPROVED SITE
FOR WHICH SUBDIVISION APPROVAL IS NOT REQUIRED.
(W) AINFILTRATION@ MEANS THE PASSAGE OF WATER INTO THE SOIL SURFACE.
(X) "NEW DEVELOPMENT" MEANS DEVELOPMENT ON:
(1) AN UNIMPROVED SITE WHERE SUBDIVISION APPROVAL IS REQUIRED; OR
(2) A PORTION OF A SITE ON WHICH THERE IS AN EXISTING COMMERCIAL
INDUSTRIAL, INSTITUTIONAL, OR MULTIFAMILY RESIDENTIAL USE, IF THAT PORTION OF THE
SITE HAS NOT BEEN PART OF THE EXISTING USE.
(Y) (1) ANONSTRUCTURAL STORMWATER MANAGEMENT PRACTICE@ MEANS A
STORMWATER MANAGEMENT PRACTICE DESIGNED TO MINIMIZE THE USE OF STRUCTURAL
STORMWATER MANAGEMENT PRACTICES AND THE INCREASE IN STORMWATER RUNOFF
FROM DEVELOPMENT.
(2) ANONSTRUCTURAL STORMWATER MANAGEMENT PRACTICE@ INCLUDES:
(I) NATURAL AREA CONSERVATION;
(II) DISCONNECTION OF ROOFTOP RUNOFF;
(III) DISCONNECTION OF NON-ROOFTOP RUNOFF;
(IV) SHEET FLOW TO BUFFERS;
(V) GRASS CHANNELS; AND
(VI) ENVIRONMENTALLY SENSITIVE DEVELOPMENT.
(Z) AOUTFALL@ MEANS THE POINT AT WHICH A PROPOSED STORMWATER CONVEYANCE
SYSTEM CARRYING STORMWATER RUNOFF FROM A SITE DISCHARGES INTO AN EXISTING
MAN-MADE OR NATURAL STORMWATER CONVEYANCE SYSTEM.
(AA) AOVERBANK FLOOD PROTECTION VOLUME (QP)@ MEANS THE VOLUME
CONTROLLED BY STRUCTURAL STORMWATER MANAGEMENT PRACTICES TO PREVENT AN
INCREASE IN THE FREQUENCY OF OUT-OF-BANK FLOODING GENERATED BY DEVELOPMENT,
FOR WHICH THE METHOD OF CALCULATION IS SPECIFIED IN THE 2000 MARYLAND
STORMWATER DESIGN MANUAL, VOLUMES I AND II (MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF THE
ENVIRONMENT, APRIL 2000).
(BB) (1) AQUALITATIVE STORMWATER MANAGEMENT@ MEANS A SYSTEM OF
VEGETATIVE, STRUCTURAL, AND NONSTRUCTURAL PRACTICES THAT REDUCE OR
ELIMINATE POLLUTANTS THAT MIGHT OTHERWISE BE CARRIED BY STORMWATER RUNOFF.
(2) AQUALITATIVE STORMWATER MANAGEMENT@ INCLUDES WATER QUALITY

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VOLUME AND RECHARGE VOLUME DESIGN PARAMETERS.
(CC) (1) AQUANTITATIVE STORMWATER MANAGEMENT@ MEANS A SYSTEM OF
VEGETATIVE, STRUCTURAL, AND NONSTRUCTURAL PRACTICES THAT CONTROL THE
INCREASED VOLUME AND RATE OF STORMWATER RUNOFF CAUSED BY DEVELOPMENT.
(2) AQUANTITATIVE STORMWATER MANAGEMENT@ INCLUDES CHANNEL
PROTECTION STORAGE VOLUME, OVERBANK FLOOD PROTECTION VOLUME, AND EXTREME
FLOOD VOLUME DESIGN PARAMETERS.
(DD) ARECHARGE VOLUME (REV)@ MEANS THAT PORTION OF THE WATER QUALITY
VOLUME USED TO MAINTAIN GROUNDWATER RECHARGE RATES AT A DEVELOPMENT SITE,
FOR WHICH THE METHOD OF CALCULATION IS SPECIFIED IN THE 2000 MARYLAND
STORMWATER DESIGN MANUAL, VOLUMES I AND II (MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF THE
ENVIRONMENT, APRIL 2000).
(EE) "REDEVELOPMENT" MEANS DEVELOPMENT ON:
(1) A SITE ON WHICH THERE IS AN EXISTING COMMERCIAL, INDUSTRIAL,
INSTITUTIONAL, OR MULTIFAMILY RESIDENTIAL USE; AND THE PROPOSED USE IN NOT A
SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENTIAL USE; OR
(2) A PORTION OF A SITE ON WHICH THERE IS AN EXISTING COMMERCIAL,
INDUSTRIAL, INSTITUTIONAL, OR MULTIFAMILY RESIDENTIAL USE, AND THE PROPOSED USE
IN NOT A SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENTIAL USE IF THAT PORTION OF THE SITE HAS BEEN PART
OF THE EXISTING USE.
(FF) ARETROFIT@ MEANS TO:
(1) CONSTRUCT A STRUCTURAL BEST MANAGEMENT PRACTICE IN A PREVIOUSLY
DEVELOPED AREA;
(2) MODIFY AN EXISTING STRUCTURAL BEST MANAGEMENT PRACTICE; OR
(3) IMPLEMENT A NONSTRUCTURAL STORMWATER MANAGEMENT PRACTICE TO
IMPROVE WATER QUALITY OVER CURRENT CONDITIONS.
(GG) ASEDIMENT@ MEANS SOILS OR OTHER SURFICIAL MATERIALS TRANSPORTED OR
DEPOSITED BY THE ACTION OF WIND, WATER, ICE, OR GRAVITY AS A PRODUCT OF EROSION.
(HH) ASITE@ MEANS A TRACT, LOT, OR PARCEL OF LAND OR A COMBINATION OF TRACTS,
LOTS, OR PARCELS OF LAND THAT ARE:
(1) IN ONE OWNERSHIP; OR
(2) CONTIGUOUS AND IN DIVERSE OWNERSHIP IF DEVELOPMENT IS TO BE
PERFORMED AS PART OF A UNIT, SUBDIVISION, OR PROJECT.
(II) ASITE TRIBUTARY@ MEANS THE WATERCOURSE THAT CONVEYS THE DRAINAGE FROM
A SITE AND THE OUTFALL.
(JJ) ASTORMWATER MANAGEMENT PLAN@ MEANS A SET OF DRAWINGS, REPORTS, AND
OTHER DOCUMENTS, SUBMITTED BY A DEVELOPER AS A PREREQUISITE TO OBTAINING
STORMWATER MANAGEMENT APPROVAL, THAT CONTAIN ALL OF THE INFORMATION AND
SPECIFICATIONS REQUIRED BY THIS TITLE AND THE COUNTY PROCEDURES MANUAL.

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(KK) (1) ASTRUCTURAL STORMWATER MANAGEMENT PRACTICE@ MEANS A
STORMWATER MANAGEMENT PRACTICE DESIGNED TO SATISFY THE APPLICABLE MINIMUM
CONTROL REQUIREMENTS ESTABLISHED IN THIS TITLE.
(2) ASTRUCTURAL STORMWATER MANAGEMENT PRACTICE@ INCLUDES:
(I) A STORMWATER MANAGEMENT POND;
(II ) A STORMWATER MANAGEMENT WETLAND;
(III) STORMWATER MANAGEMENT INFILTRATION;
(IV) A STORMWATER MANAGEMENT FILTERING SYSTEM; AND
(V) A STORMWATER MANAGEMENT OPEN CHANNEL SYSTEM.
(LL ) ATIDAL WATERS@ MEANS WATERCOURSES IN WHICH VELOCITY, DEPTH, AND WIDTH
ARE INFLUENCED BY TIDAL ACTION.
(MM) ATRIBUTARY OUTFALL@ MEANS THE POINT, DOWNSTREAM OF AN OUTFALL, AT
WHICH THE SITE TRIBUTARY IS JOINED BY ANOTHER TRIBUTARY WHOSE DRAINAGE AREA
EQUALS OR EXCEEDS THE DRAINAGE AREA OF THE SITE TRIBUTARY.
(NN) AWAIVER@ MEANS THE RELINQUISHMENT OF STORMWATER MANAGEMENT
REQUIREMENTS BY THE APPROVING AUTHORITY FOR A SPECIFIC DEVELOPMENT.
(OO) AWATERCOURSE@ MEANS ANY NATURAL OR ARTIFICIAL STREAM, RIVER, CREEK,
DITCH, CHANNEL, CANAL, CONDUIT, CULVERT, DRAIN, WATERWAY, GULLY, RAVINE, OR
WASH, IN AND INCLUDING ANY ADJACENT AREA THAT IS SUBJECT TO INUNDATION FROM
OVERFLOW OR FLOOD WATER.
(PP) AWATERSHED@ MEANS THE TOTAL DRAINAGE AREA CONTRIBUTING STORMWATER
RUNOFF TO A SINGLE POINT.
(QQ) AWATER QUALITY VOLUME (WQV)@ MEANS THE VOLUME NEEDED TO CAPTURE AND
TREAT THE STORMWATER RUNOFF FROM 90% OF THE AVERAGE ANNUAL RAINFALL AT A
DEVELOPMENT SITE, FOR WHICH THE METHOD OF CALCULATION IS SPECIFIED IN THE 2000
MARYLAND STORMWATER DESIGN MANUAL, VOLUMES I AND II (MARYLAND DEPARTMENT
OF THE ENVIRONMENT, APRIL 2000).

3-102. Purpose.
THE PURPOSE OF STORMWATER MANAGEMENT IN THE COUNTY IS TO:
(1) PROTECT, MAINTAIN, PROMOTE, AND ENHANCE THE PUBLIC HEALTH, SAFETY,
AND GENERAL WELFARE THROUGH THE MANAGEMENT OF STORMWATER;
(2) PROTECT PUBLIC AND PRIVATE PROPERTY FROM DAMAGE;
(3) REDUCE THE ADVERSE EFFECTS OF DEVELOPMENT;
(4) REDUCE THE EFFECTS OF LAND USE CHANGES ON STREAM CHANNEL EROSION;
(5) PRESERVE AND ENHANCE THE ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY OF STREAMS AND
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(6) MINIMIZE ADVERSE IMPACTS ON WATER QUALITY AND CONSERVE PLANT, FISH,
AND WILDLIFE HABITAT;
(7) REDUCE FLOODING;
(8) MAINTAIN AFTER DEVELOPMENT, AS NEARLY AS POSSIBLE, THE PREDEVELOPMENT STORMWATER RUNOFF CHARACTERISTICS; AND
(9) ESTABLISH THE MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS AND PROCEDURES TO CONTROL THE
ADVERSE IMPACTS ASSOCIATED WITH INCREASED STORMWATER RUNOFF.

3-103. Scope.
(A) PURSUANT TO TITLE 4, SUBTITLE 2 OF THE ENVIRONMENT ARTICLE OF THE STATE
CODE, THIS TITLE:
(1) APPLIES TO ALL DEVELOPMENT WITHIN THE COUNTY;
(2) SETS FORTH MINIMUM STORMWATER MANAGEMENT REQUIREMENTS; AND
(3) DOES NOT LIMIT OR REPEAL ANY OTHER REQUIREMENTS OF STATE LAW OR
COUNTY LAW.
(B) A DEVELOPER SHALL PROVIDE STORMWATER MANAGEMENT PRACTICES IN
ACCORDANCE WITH THIS TITLE IF THE DEVELOPER:
(1) APPLIES FOR SUBDIVISION APPROVAL OR FOR AN ORIGINAL GRADING PERMIT ON
OR AFTER JULY 1, 2001;
(2) APPLIES FOR SUBDIVISION APPROVAL BEFORE JULY 1, 2001, BUT APPROVAL IS NOT
GIVEN BEFORE JULY 1, 2002;
(3) APPLIES FOR SUBDIVISION APPROVAL BEFORE JULY 1, 2001, APPROVAL IS GIVEN
BEFORE JULY 1, 2002, BUT THE ORIGINAL GRADING PERMIT IS NOT ISSUED BEFORE
DECEMBER 15, 2002; OR
(4) APPLIES FOR AN ORIGINAL GRADING PERMIT, NOT WITHIN A SUBDIVISION,
BEFORE JULY 1, 2001, BUT THE PERMIT IS NOT ISSUED BEFORE JULY 1, 2002.
(C) A DEVELOPER SHALL PROVIDE STORMWATER MANAGEMENT PRACTICES IN
ACCORDANCE WITH TITLE 3 OF THIS ARTICLE AS IT EXISTED PRIOR TO THE ENACTMENT OF
BILL NO. 53-01, IF THE DEVELOPER:
(1) APPLIES FOR SUBDIVISION APPROVAL BEFORE JULY 1, 2001, SUBDIVISION
APPROVAL IS GIVEN BEFORE JULY 1, 2002, AND THE ORIGINAL GRADING PERMIT IS ISSUED
BEFORE DECEMBER 15, 2002; OR
(2) APPLIES FOR AN ORIGINAL GRADING PERMIT, NOT WITHIN A SUBDIVISION,
BEFORE JULY 1, 2001, AND THE GRADING PERMIT IS ISSUED BEFORE JULY 1, 2002.
(D) NOTWITHSTANDING THE PROVISIONS OF SUBSECTION (C) OF THIS SECTION, A
DEVELOPER SHALL PROVIDE STORMWATER MANAGEMENT PRACTICES IN ACCORDANCE
WITH THIS TITLE IF THE DEVELOPER IS ISSUED A GRADING PERMIT UNDER SUBSECTION (C)
OF THIS SECTION, AND:
(1) THE GRADING PERMIT EXPIRES IN ACCORDANCE WITH '2-215 OF THIS ARTICLE;

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(2) CONSTRUCTION IS NOT ACTIVE AND ONGOING, AS DETERMINED BY THE


DEPARTMENT; OR
(3) CONSTRUCTION OF THE STORMWATER MANAGEMENT PRACTICE IS NOT
COMPLETED BY JULY 1, 2004.

3-104. Administration and enforcement.


THE DEPARTMENT OF INSPECTIONS AND PERMITS AND THE OFFICE OF PLANNING AND
ZONING SHALL ADMINISTER AND ENFORCE THIS TITLE.

3-105. County procedures manual.


(A) THE DIRECTOR SHALL PREPARE AND REGULARLY UPDATE THE COUNTY PROCEDURES
MANUAL FOR STORMWATER MANAGEMENT DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION, AND MAINTENANCE IN
FURTHERANCE OF THE PROVISIONS OF THIS TITLE.
(B) THE DIRECTOR SHALL ADOPT AND MAKE CHANGES TO THE COUNTY PROCEDURES
MANUAL FOLLOWING:
(1) REVIEW AND COMMENT BY:
(I) THE ANNE ARUNDEL SOIL CONSERVATION DISTRICT;
(II) THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS; AND
(III) THE OFFICE OF PLANNING AND ZONING; AND
(2) REVIEW, COMMENT, AND APPROVAL BY THE ADMINISTRATION.
(C) THE DIRECTOR MAY ISSUE WRITTEN INTERPRETATIONS TO CLARIFY THE
REQUIREMENTS OF THE COUNTY PROCEDURES MANUAL.

3-106. Design standards.


(A) THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTS ARE ADOPTED AS ESTABLISHING REQUIREMENTS FOR
STORMWATER MANAGEMENT PRINCIPLES, METHODS, AND PRACTICES IN THIS COUNTY:
(1) THE 2000 MARYLAND STORMWATER DESIGN MANUAL VOLUMES I AND II
(MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT, APRIL 2000); AND
(2) USDA NATURAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE
CONSERVATION PRACTICE STANDARD POND CODE 378 (JANUARY 2000).

MARYLAND

(B) THE COUNTY PROCEDURES MANUAL IS ADOPTED AS ESTABLISHING:


(1) ADDITIONAL COUNTY SPECIFIC DESIGN REQUIREMENTS;
(2) SPECIAL WATERSHED REQUIREMENTS AND MANAGEMENT PLANS; AND
(3) PROCEDURES AND DOCUMENTATION REQUIREMENTS FOR PLAN SUBMISSION,
MAINTENANCE, AND INSPECTION.
(C) EACH DEVELOPER REQUIRED TO SUBMIT A STORMWATER MANAGEMENT PLAN AND

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PROVIDE STORMWATER MANAGEMENT SHALL COMPLY WITH THIS TITLE AND THE DESIGN
STANDARDS. IN THE EVENT OF A CONFLICT AMONG THE DESIGN STANDARDS, THE MORE
RESTRICTIVE PROVISION SHALL GOVERN.

3-107. Revolving fund.


(A) THERE IS A REVOLVING FUND TO SUPPORT THE COST OF REPAIRS OR
RECONSTRUCTION OF PRIVATE STORMWATER MANAGEMENT PRACTICES BY THE COUNTY.
(B) THE CONTROLLER MAY ALLOW AN EXPENDITURE OF UP TO $100,000 FOR EACH FISCAL
YEAR FROM THE GENERAL COUNTY CAPITAL PROJECTS FUNDS ON A REVOLVING FUND
BASIS TO SUPPORT THE COST OF REPAIRS OR RECONSTRUCTION UNDERTAKEN BY THE
COUNTY.
(C) THE COUNTY COUNCIL MAY AUTHORIZE ADDITIONAL REVENUES TO BE PAID INTO
THIS FUND.
(D) THE COUNTY MAY RECOUP THE COST OF REPAIRS OR RECONSTRUCTION PLUS
INTEREST AT THE MAXIMUM LEGAL RATE FROM THE PROPERTY OWNER OR OTHER
RESPONSIBLE PARTY.

Subtitle 2. Stormwater Management Plans, Minimum Control Requirements,


and Stormwater Management Practices
3-201. Stormwater management plans required.
EXCEPT AS PROVIDED IN '3-202 OF THIS SUBTITLE, BEFORE A DEVELOPER UNDERTAKES
ANY DEVELOPMENT IN THE COUNTY, A STORMWATER MANAGEMENT PLAN OR AN
APPLICATION FOR WAIVER SHALL BE SUBMITTED FOR REVIEW AND APPROVAL TO:
(1) FOR SUBDIVISION, THE OFFICE OF PLANNING AND ZONING; AND
(2) FOR A GRADING PERMIT, THE DEPARTMENT OF INSPECTIONS AND PERMITS.

3-202. Exceptions to stormwater management plan requirement.


(A) IN THIS SECTION:
(1) AAGRICULTURAL LAND MANAGEMENT PRACTICES@ MEANS THOSE METHODS AND
PROCEDURES USED IN THE CULTIVATION OF LAND THAT FURTHER CROP AND LIVESTOCK
PRODUCTION AND CONSERVATION OF RELATED SOIL AND WATER RESOURCES.
(2) AAGRICULTURAL
MANAGEMENT PRACTICES.

LAND

MANAGEMENT

PRACTICES@

INCLUDES

BEST

(B) EXCEPT IN THE CRITICAL AREA, THE FOLLOWING TYPES OF DEVELOPMENT ARE
EXEMPT FROM THE PROVISIONS OF THIS TITLE AND THE REQUIREMENTS OF PROVIDING A
STORMWATER MANAGEMENT PLAN:
(1) AGRICULTURAL LAND MANAGEMENT PRACTICES THAT ARE UNDERTAKEN IN
ACCORDANCE WITH AN ACTIVE SOIL CONSERVATION AND WATER QUALITY PLAN THAT HAS
BEEN REVIEWED AND APPROVED BY THE ANNE ARUNDEL SOIL CONSERVATION DISTRICT;
(2) A COMMERCIAL, INDUSTRIAL, OR INSTITUTIONAL DEVELOPMENT THAT DOES NOT
DISTURB OVER 5,000 SQUARE FEET OF LAND AREA AND THAT HAS NOT PREVIOUSLY BEEN

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GIVEN AN EXEMPTION FROM STORMWATER MANAGEMENT UNDER THIS PROVISION;
(3) A RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT THAT DOES NOT DISTURB OVER 5,000 SQUARE
FEET OF LAND AREA; AND
(4) DEVELOPMENT REGULATED UNDER STATE LAW THAT PROVIDES FOR MANAGING
STORMWATER RUNOFF.

3-203. Contents of stormwater management plan.


(A) THE STORMWATER MANAGEMENT PRACTICES SHOWN ON THE STORMWATER
MANAGEMENT PLAN SHALL BE CONSISTENT WITH THE DESIGN STANDARDS AND
CONSTRUCTED ACCORDING TO AN APPROVED STORMWATER MANAGEMENT PLAN.
(B) A STORMWATER MANAGEMENT PLAN SHALL:
(1) CONTAIN SUPPORTING COMPUTATIONS, DRAWINGS, AND SUFFICIENT
INFORMATION, AS REQUIRED IN THE COUNTY PROCEDURES MANUAL, DESCRIBING THE
MANNER, LOCATION, AND TYPE OF PRACTICES BY WHICH STORMWATER RUNOFF FROM THE
DEVELOPMENT WILL BE MANAGED; AND
(2) COMPLY WITH THIS TITLE AND THE DESIGN STANDARDS.
(C) A STORMWATER MANAGEMENT PLAN SHALL BE PREPARED BY:
(1) A PROFESSIONAL ENGINEER, PROFESSIONAL LAND SURVEYOR, OR LANDSCAPE
ARCHITECT LICENSED IN THE STATE, AS PERMITTED BY THE STATE CODE FOR THE TYPE OF
STORMWATER MANAGEMENT PLAN REQUIRED; OR
(2) IF A BEST MANAGEMENT PRACTICE REQUIRES EITHER A DAM SAFETY PERMIT
FROM THE ADMINISTRATION OR A SMALL POND APPROVAL FROM THE ANNE ARUNDEL SOIL
CONSERVATION DISTRICT, A PROFESSIONAL ENGINEER LICENSED IN THE STATE.
(D) IF A STORMWATER MANAGEMENT PLAN INVOLVES DIRECTION OF SOME OR ALL OF
THE STORMWATER RUNOFF FROM THE SITE IN A MANNER THAT ALTERS THE FLOW
CHARACTERISTICS OF DEPTH, VELOCITY, WIDTH, OR RATE, A DEVELOPER SHALL OBTAIN
FROM ABUTTING PROPERTY OWNERS ANY NECESSARY EASEMENT, RIGHT-TO-DISCHARGE,
OR OTHER PROPERTY INTEREST CONCERNING FLOW OF WATER. THIS SHALL NOT RELIEVE
THE DEVELOPER FROM OBTAINING ANY NECESSARY EASEMENT, RIGHT-TO-DISCHARGE, OR
OTHER PROPERTY INTEREST CONCERNING FLOW OF WATER FROM ADJACENT PROPERTY
OWNERS.
(E) A DEVELOPER SHALL PREPARE AND PRINT ON THE APPROVED STORMWATER
MANAGEMENT PLAN A MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE FOR THE LIFE OF ANY STORMWATER
MANAGEMENT PRACTICE. THE MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE SHALL:
(1) STATE THE MAINTENANCE TO BE COMPLETED, THE TIME PERIOD FOR
COMPLETION, AND WHO SHALL PERFORM THE MAINTENANCE; AND
(2) BE RECORDED AMONG THE LAND RECORDS OF THE COUNTY.
(F) THE APPROVING AUTHORITY SHALL:
(1) REVIEW THE STORMWATER MANAGEMENT PLAN TO DETERMINE WHETHER THE
PLAN MEETS THE REQUIREMENTS OF THIS TITLE; AND

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(2) GIVE NOTIFICATION OF APPROVAL OR REASONS FOR DISAPPROVAL OR
MODIFICATION TO THE DEVELOPER IN ACCORDANCE WITH THIS TITLE AND THE DESIGN
STANDARDS AND, IF APPLICABLE, ARTICLE 26 OF THIS CODE.
(G) A STORMWATER MANAGEMENT PLAN SHALL NOT BE CONSIDERED APPROVED
WITHOUT WRITTEN APPROVAL FROM:
(1) THE APPROVING AUTHORITY;
(2) THE MARYLAND DAM SAFETY ADMINISTRATION IF THE STORMWATER
MANAGEMENT PLAN INCLUDES STORMWATER MANAGEMENT PRACTICES THAT REQUIRE
DAM SAFETY APPROVAL; AND
(3) THE ANNE ARUNDEL SOIL CONSERVATION DISTRICT IF THE STORMWATER
MANAGEMENT PLAN INCLUDES STORMWATER MANAGEMENT PRACTICES THAT REQUIRE
SMALL POND APPROVAL.
(H) IF APPLICABLE, STORMWATER MANAGEMENT PLANS SHALL BE CONSISTENT WITH
ADOPTED AND APPROVED WATERSHED MANAGEMENT STUDIES OR FLOOD MANAGEMENT
PLANS AS APPROVED BY THE ADMINISTRATION IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE FLOOD HAZARD
MANAGEMENT ACT OF 1976.

3-204. Minimum control requirements in general.


(A) STORMWATER MANAGEMENT PLANS SHALL BE PREPARED IN ACCORDANCE WITH
THE DESIGN STANDARDS. SUBJECT TO THE APPROVAL OF THE APPROVING AUTHORITY AND
THE ADMINISTRATION, A DEVELOPER SHALL USE BASIC DESIGN CRITERIA, METHODOLOGIES,
AND CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS AS SET FORTH IN THE DESIGN STANDARDS.
(B) FOR ALL INDIVIDUAL LOT DEVELOPMENT THAT DISTURBS LESS THAN 15,000 SQUARE
FEET, THE MINIMUM CONTROL REQUIREMENTS ARE:
(1) RECHARGE VOLUME (REV);
(2) WATER QUALITY VOLUME (WQV); AND
(3) CHANNEL PROTECTION VOLUME (CPV), UNLESS THE DEVELOPMENT HAS A DIRECT
DISCHARGE.
(C) FOR ALL NEW DEVELOPMENT AND INDIVIDUAL LOT DEVELOPMENT THAT DISTURBS
AT LEAST 15,000 SQUARE FEET, THE MINIMUM CONTROL REQUIREMENTS ARE:
(1) RECHARGE VOLUME (REV) ;
(2) WATER QUALITY VOLUME (WQV); AND
(3) CHANNEL PROTECTION VOLUME (CPV), UNLESS THE DEVELOPMENT HAS A DIRECT
DISCHARGE;
(4) OVERBANK FLOOD PROTECTION VOLUME (QP), UNLESS:
(I) THE DEVELOPMENT HAS A DIRECT DISCHARGE; OR

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(II) THE DEVELOPER DEMONSTRATES TO THE APPROVING AUTHORITY, THROUGH
AN ANALYSIS IN CONFORMANCE WITH '3-208(F) OF THIS SUBTITLE, THAT AN UNMANAGED
10-YEAR STORM EVENT FOR THE PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT WILL NOT CAUSE EROSION,
FLOODING, OR ANY OTHER ADVERSE IMPACT ON THE RECEIVING WATERS OR DOWNSTREAM
STORMWATER CONVEYANCE SYSTEM; AND
(5) EXTREME FLOOD VOLUME (QF), IF THERE IS EVIDENCE OF FLOODING
DOWNSTREAM OF THE DEVELOPMENT TO THE LIMITS ESTABLISHED IN '3-208(F) OF THIS
SUBTITLE.
(D) FOR ALL REDEVELOPMENT, THE MINIMUM CONTROL REQUIREMENTS ARE RECHARGE
VOLUME (REV), TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PRACTICABLE, AND:
(1) REDUCTION OF THE EXISTING ON-SITE IMPERVIOUS SURFACE AREAS BY AT LEAST
20%;
(2) IF SITE CONDITIONS PREVENT THE 20% REDUCTION OF EXISTING ON-SITE
IMPERVIOUS SURFACE AREA, IMPLEMENTATION OF A COMBINATION OF IMPERVIOUS
SURFACE AREA REDUCTION AND QUALITATIVE STORMWATER MANAGEMENT PRACTICES, SO
THAT THE UNTREATED PORTION OF THE POST-CONSTRUCTION ON-SITE IMPERVIOUS
SURFACE AREA EQUALS NO MORE THAN 80% OF THE PRE-CONSTRUCTION ON-SITE
IMPERVIOUS SURFACE AREA; OR
(3) IF SITE CONDITIONS PREVENT ANY REDUCTION OF IMPERVIOUS SURFACE AREA
OR IMPLEMENTATION OF ON-SITE QUALITATIVE STORMWATER MANAGEMENT PRACTICES
THEN PRACTICAL ALTERNATIVES, IN THE SAME WATERSHED, MAY BE CONSIDERED,
INCLUDING:
(I) IMPLEMENTATION OF OFF-SITE BEST MANAGEMENT PRACTICES FOR A
DRAINAGE AREA COMPARABLE IN SIZE AND PERCENTAGE OF IMPERVIOUS SURFACE AREA
TO THAT OF THE DEVELOPMENT;
(II) ANALYSIS, DESIGN, AND CONSTRUCTION OF WATERSHED OR STREAM
RESTORATION;
(III) RETROFITTING OF EXISTING STORMWATER MANAGEMENT PRACTICES TO
ACCOMMODATE THE STORMWATER MANAGEMENT REQUIREMENTS OF THIS TITLE; OR
(IV) INCLUSION OF OTHER STORMWATER MANAGEMENT PRACTICES AS
APPROVED, ON A CASE-BY-CASE BASIS, BY THE APPROVING AUTHORITY.

3-205. Minimum control requirements in the critical area.


(A) IN ADDITION TO THE OTHER REQUIREMENTS OF THIS SUBTITLE, FOR DEVELOPMENT
ON A SITE WITHIN THE CRITICAL AREA, STORMWATER MANAGEMENT SHALL BE PROVIDED
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THIS SECTION, TO THE EXTENT THAT IT IS MORE RESTRICTIVE.
(B) FOR INTENSELY DEVELOPED AREAS IN THE CRITICAL AREA, WATER QUALITY SHALL
BE IMPROVED AS FOLLOWS:
(1) POLLUTANT LOADINGS FROM IMPERVIOUS SURFACES SHALL BE REDUCED BY AT
LEAST 10%;
(2) DEVELOPMENT SHALL HAVE POLLUTANT-LOADING REDUCED BY AT LEAST 10%
BELOW THE LEVEL OF POLLUTION FROM THE SITE PRIOR TO DEVELOPMENT;

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(3) DEVELOPMENT SHALL BE UNDERTAKEN IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE DESIGN
STANDARDS AND THE TECHNICAL REPORT TITLED "A FRAMEWORK FOR EVALUATING
COMPLIANCE WITH THE 10% RULE IN THE CRITICAL AREA", ADMINISTERED BY THE
CHESAPEAKE BAY CRITICAL AREA COMMISSION, EXCEPT THAT, IF IT IS IMPRACTICAL TO USE
THE TECHNICAL REPORT, ALTERNATIVE METHODS TO ACHIEVE A 10% REDUCTION MAY BE
USED;
(4) ALL COMPUTATIONS AND DATA NECESSARY TO ENSURE THAT DEVELOPMENT
MEETS THE 10% POLLUTANT REDUCTION REQUIREMENT SHALL BE PROVIDED BY THE
DEVELOPER TO THE APPROVING AUTHORITY FOR APPROVAL; AND
(5) OFFSETS PERMITTED BY THE DESIGN STANDARDS AND THE TECHNICAL REPORT
MAY BE USED EITHER ON-SITE OR OFF-SITE IN THE SAME CRITICAL AREA WATERSHED TO
REACH THE 10% POLLUTANT REDUCTION REQUIREMENT OF THIS SUBSECTION.
(C) FOR LIMITED DEVELOPMENT AREAS AND RESOURCE CONSERVATION AREAS IN THE
CRITICAL AREA, STORMWATER RUNOFF FROM IMPERVIOUS SURFACES MAY NOT CAUSE
DOWNSTREAM PROPERTY, WATERCOURSES, CHANNELS, OR CONDUITS TO RECEIVE
STORMWATER RUNOFF AT A HIGHER VOLUME OR RATE THAN WOULD HAVE RESULTED
FROM A 10-YEAR STORM WERE THE LAND IN A PRE-DEVELOPMENT STATE.
(D) FOR RESOURCE CONSERVATION AREAS, LIMITED DEVELOPMENT AREAS, OR
INTENSELY DEVELOPED AREAS IN THE CRITICAL AREA, DEVELOPMENT MAY BE
UNDERTAKEN ONLY IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE FOLLOWING:
(1) PERMEABLE AREAS SHALL BE ESTABLISHED IN VEGETATION AND INNOVATIVE
DEVELOPMENT TECHNIQUES SHALL BE USED TO THE EXTENT PRACTICABLE IN ORDER TO
REDUCE IMPERVIOUS SURFACE AREAS AND TO MAXIMIZE AREAS OF NATURAL VEGETATION;
(2) DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITY MAY NOT CAUSE DOWNSTREAM PROPERTY,
WATERCOURSES, CHANNELS, OR CONDUITS TO RECEIVE STORMWATER RUNOFF AT A
HIGHER VOLUME OR RATE THAN PERMITTED BY '3-204 OF THIS SUBTITLE; AND
(3) ALL STORMWATER MANAGEMENT PRACTICES SHALL BE DESIGNED WITH
SUFFICIENT CAPACITY TO MANAGE AT A MINIMUM THE FIRST ONE-HALF INCH OF
STORMWATER RUNOFF FROM IMPERVIOUS SURFACES OR EXTENDED DETENTION OF A ONEYEAR STORM FOR 24 HOURS IN ORDER TO ACHIEVE WATER QUALITY IMPROVEMENT.

3-206. Minimum control requirements--Jabez Branch.


THE COUNTY SHALL PREPARE A WATERSHED MANAGEMENT STUDY IN ACCORDANCE
WITH '3-302(A) OF THIS TITLE TO ADDRESS THE PROTECTION OF THE JABEZ BRANCH, A
STREAM SYSTEM CAPABLE OF SUPPORTING COLD WATER FISHERIES.

3-207. Additional requirements.


THE APPROVING AUTHORITY MAY REQUIRE MORE THAN THE MINIMUM CONTROL
REQUIREMENTS SPECIFIED IN THIS SUBTITLE IF:
(1) HYDROLOGIC OR TOPOGRAPHIC CONDITIONS WARRANT;
(2) FLOODING, STREAM CHANNEL EROSION, OR WATER QUALITY PROBLEMS EXIST
BETWEEN THE OUTFALL AND THE POINT OF INVESTIGATION DOWNSTREAM OF THE
TRIBUTARY OUTFALL, AS DETERMINED BY THE ANALYSIS REQUIRED UNDER '3-208(F) OF
THIS SUBTITLE; OR

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(3) THE COUNTY HAS COMPLETED A WATERSHED MANAGEMENT STUDY, IN


ACCORDANCE WITH '3-302(A) OF THIS TITLE, THAT INDICATES ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS
ARE NECESSARY.

3-208. Stormwater management practices.


(A) STRUCTURAL STORMWATER MANAGEMENT PRACTICES AND NONSTRUCTURAL
STORMWATER MANAGEMENT PRACTICES ESTABLISHED IN THIS TITLE SHALL BE USED,
EITHER ALONE OR IN COMBINATION, IN DEVELOPING A STORMWATER MANAGEMENT PLAN.
(B) (1) THE FOLLOWING STRUCTURAL STORMWATER MANAGEMENT PRACTICES SHALL
BE DESIGNED ACCORDING TO THE DESIGN STANDARDS TO SATISFY THE APPLICABLE
MINIMUM CONTROL REQUIREMENTS ESTABLISHED IN ''3-204 THROUGH 3-207 OF THIS
SUBTITLE:
(I) STORMWATER MANAGEMENT PONDS;
(II) STORMWATER MANAGEMENT WETLANDS;
(III) STORMWATER MANAGEMENT INFILTRATION;
(IV) STORMWATER MANAGEMENT FILTERING SYSTEMS; AND
(V) STORMWATER MANAGEMENT OPEN CHANNEL SYSTEMS.
(2) WHEN SELECTING STRUCTURAL STORMWATER MANAGEMENT PRACTICES. A
DEVELOPER SHALL CONSIDER THE PERFORMANCE CRITERIA SPECIFIED IN THE DESIGN
STANDARDS WITH REGARD TO GENERAL FEASIBILITY, CONVEYANCE, PRETREATMENT,
TREATMENT, TOPOGRAPHY, ENVIRONMENT AND LANDSCAPING, AND MAINTENANCE.
(3) A DEVELOPER SHALL SELECT STRUCTURAL STORMWATER MANAGEMENT
PRACTICES TO ACCOMMODATE THE UNIQUE HYDROLOGIC OR GEOLOGIC REGIONS OF THE
COUNTY.
(C) (1) A DEVELOPER SHALL APPLY THE FOLLOWING NONSTRUCTURAL STORMWATER
MANAGEMENT PRACTICES ACCORDING TO THE DESIGN STANDARDS TO MINIMIZE
INCREASES IN STORMWATER RUNOFF FROM NEW DEVELOPMENT AND REDEVELOPMENT:
(I) NATURAL AREA CONSERVATION;
(II) DISCONNECTION OF ROOFTOP RUNOFF;
(III) DISCONNECTION OF NON-ROOFTOP RUNOFF;
(IV) SHEET FLOW TO BUFFERS;
(V) GRASS CHANNELS; AND
(VI) ENVIRONMENTALLY SENSITIVE DEVELOPMENT.
(2) A DEVELOPER SHALL IMPLEMENT THE USE OF NONSTRUCTURAL STORMWATER
MANAGEMENT PRACTICES TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PRACTICABLE FOR SATISFYING THE
RECHARGE VOLUME (REV) REQUIREMENTS PRIOR TO THE USE OF STRUCTURAL
STORMWATER MANAGEMENT PRACTICES IN ORDER TO MIMIC MORE CLOSELY THE PREDEVELOPMENT HYDROLOGY AND TO DISCOURAGE RELIANCE ON STRUCTURAL BEST
MANAGEMENT PRACTICES.

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(D) (1) THE MINIMUM CONTROL REQUIREMENTS SET FORTH IN ''3-204 THROUGH 3-207 OF
THIS SUBTITLE MAY BE REDUCED WHEN NONSTRUCTURAL STORMWATER MANAGEMENT
PRACTICES ARE INCORPORATED INTO A SITE DESIGN ACCORDING TO THE DESIGN
STANDARDS.
(2) THE USE OF NONSTRUCTURAL STORMWATER MANAGEMENT PRACTICES MAY NOT
CONFLICT WITH EXISTING STATE OR LOCAL LAWS, ORDINANCES, REGULATIONS, OR
POLICIES.
(3) NONSTRUCTURAL STORMWATER MANAGEMENT PRACTICES USED TO REDUCE THE
MINIMUM CONTROL REQUIREMENTS SHALL BE NOTED ON THE PLAT, BE RECORDED IN A
PRIVATE STORMWATER MANAGEMENT INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE AGREEMENT, AND
REMAIN UNALTERED BY CURRENT AND SUBSEQUENT PROPERTY OWNERS.
(4) PRIOR APPROVAL FROM THE APPROVING AUTHORITY SHALL BE OBTAINED
BEFORE NONSTRUCTURAL STORMWATER MANAGEMENT PRACTICES ARE ALTERED.
(E) ALTERNATIVE STRUCTURAL STORMWATER MANAGEMENT PRACTICES AND
NONSTRUCTURAL STORMWATER MANAGEMENT PRACTICES THAT MEET THE PERFORMANCE
CRITERIA ESTABLISHED IN THE DESIGN STANDARDS MAY BE USED FOR:
(1) NEW DEVELOPMENT AND INDIVIDUAL LOT DEVELOPMENT, IF THEY ARE
APPROVED BY THE APPROVING AUTHORITY AND THE ADMINISTRATION; AND
(2) REDEVELOPMENT, IF THEY ARE APPROVED BY THE APPROVING AUTHORITY.
(F) (1) FOR THE PURPOSE OF MODIFYING THE MINIMUM CONTROL REQUIREMENTS, THE
DEVELOPER SHALL SUBMIT TO THE APPROVING AUTHORITY AN ANALYSIS OF THE IMPACTS
OF STORMWATER FLOWS DOWNSTREAM IN THE WATERSHED.
(2) THE ANALYSIS SHALL INCLUDE HYDROLOGIC AND HYDRAULIC CALCULATIONS
NECESSARY TO DETERMINE THE IMPACT OF HYDROGRAPH TIMING MODIFICATIONS OF THE
PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT ON A DAM, HIGHWAY, STRUCTURE, OR NATURAL POINT OF
RESTRICTED STREAM FLOW.
(3) THE POINT OF INVESTIGATION SHALL BE DOWNSTREAM OF THE TRIBUTARY
OUTFALL AND SHALL BE ESTABLISHED WITH THE CONCURRENCE OF THE APPROVING
AUTHORITY.

Subtitle 3. Administrative Provisions


3-301. Application; approval.
(A) THE OFFICE OF PLANNING AND ZONING MAY NOT APPROVE A SUBDIVISION
APPLICATION UNLESS:
(1) THE APPLICATION IS EXEMPT UNDER '3-202 OF THIS TITLE;
(2) A WAIVER IS GRANTED IN ACCORDANCE WITH '3-302 OF THIS SUBTITLE; OR
(3) THE DEVELOPER SUBMITS AND SECURES APPROVAL:
(I) FOR A SKETCH PLAN APPLICATION, CONCEPTUAL AND SCHEMATIC
STORMWATER MANAGEMENT PLANS FOR PROPOSED ON-SITE AND OFF-SITE STORMWATER
MANAGEMENT; OR

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(II) FOR A FINAL SUBDIVISION APPLICATION, FINAL STORMWATER MANAGEMENT


PLANS AND DESIGNS FOR PROPOSED ON-SITE AND OFF-SITE STORMWATER MANAGEMENT.
(B) THE DEPARTMENT MAY NOT ISSUE A GRADING PERMIT UNLESS A DEVELOPER:
(1) SUBMITS TO THE DEPARTMENT:
(I) A RECORDED RIGHT-TO-DISCHARGE FROM AN ADJACENT PROPERTY OWNER,
AS NECESSARY;
(II) A RECORDED STORMWATER MANAGEMENT INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE
AGREEMENT; AND
(III) A SECURITY, IN ACCORDANCE WITH '3-401 OF THIS TITLE.;
(2) SUBMITS TO AND OBTAINS APPROVAL FROM THE DEPARTMENT FOR THE
STORMWATER MANAGEMENT PLANS FOR THE DEVELOPMENT, IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE
DESIGN STANDARDS, THIS TITLE, AND TITLE 2 OF THIS ARTICLE; OR
(3) CERTIFIES THAT THE SITE:
(I) HAS BEEN APPROVED FOR COMPLIANCE WITH THIS TITLE;
(II) IS EXEMPT UNDER '3-202 OF THIS TITLE;
(III) HAS BEEN GRANTED A WAIVER IN ACCORDANCE WITH '3-302 OF THIS TITLE;
OR
(IV) HAS FACILITIES TO MANAGE STORMWATER QUANTITY AND QUALITY IN
COMPLIANCE WITH THIS TITLE.
(C) IN GRANTING APPROVAL OF A STORMWATER MANAGEMENT PLAN, THE APPROVING
AUTHORITY MAY IMPOSE SUCH CONDITIONS AS IT CONSIDERS NECESSARY TO ENSURE
COMPLIANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF THIS TITLE AND THE PRESERVATION OF THE PUBLIC
HEALTH AND SAFETY.
(D) AN APPROVAL GRANTED BY THE APPROVING AUTHORITY UNDER SUBSECTIONS (A)(3)
AND (B) OF THIS SECTION SHALL BE BASED ON THE WRITTEN RECOMMENDATION OF THE
ANNE ARUNDEL SOIL CONSERVATION DISTRICT.
(E) IT IS A CONDITION OF EACH PERMIT GRANTED THAT OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES OF
THE COUNTY OR THE ADMINISTRATION MAY ENTER ONTO THE SITE COVERED BY THE
PERMIT FOR THE PURPOSE OF MAKING INSPECTION FOR COMPLIANCE WITH THE APPROVED
STORMWATER MANAGEMENT PLAN AND THE PROVISIONS OF THIS TITLE.

3-302. Waiver--Quantitative stormwater management.


(A) (1) EXCEPT IN THE INTENSELY DEVELOPED AREA OF THE CRITICAL AREA, THE
APPROVING AUTHORITY MAY GRANT A WAIVER TO THE QUANTITATIVE STORMWATER
MANAGEMENT MINIMUM CONTROL REQUIREMENTS, ONLY FOR DEVELOPMENT IN AN AREA
WHERE WATERSHED MANAGEMENT STUDIES CONFORMING TO THIS SUBSECTION HAVE
BEEN DEVELOPED BY THE COUNTY FOR THE PURPOSE OF IMPLEMENTING DIFFERENT
STORMWATER MANAGEMENT POLICIES.
(2) A WATERSHED MANAGEMENT STUDY SHALL:

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(I) INCLUDE DETAILED HYDROLOGIC AND HYDRAULIC ANALYSES TO DETERMINE


HYDROGRAPH TIMING;
(II) EVALUATE BOTH QUANTITATIVE STORMWATER MANAGEMENT AND
QUALITATIVE STORMWATER MANAGEMENT;
(III) INCLUDE
DEVELOPMENT;

CUMULATIVE

IMPACT

ASSESSMENT

OF

WATERSHED

(IV) IDENTIFY EXISTING FLOODING AND RECEIVING STREAM CHANNEL


CONDITIONS;
(V) BE CONDUCTED AT A REASONABLE SCALE;
(VI) SPECIFY WHERE QUANTITATIVE STORMWATER MANAGEMENT PRACTICES
AND QUALITATIVE STORMWATER MANAGEMENT PRACTICES, BOTH ON-SITE AND OFF-SITE,
ARE TO BE IMPLEMENTED;
(VII) BE CONSISTENT WITH THE GENERAL PERFORMANCE STANDARDS FOR
STORMWATER MANAGEMENT FOUND IN THE DESIGN STANDARDS; AND
(VIII) BE APPROVED BY THE ADMINISTRATION.
(B) A DEVELOPER SEEKING A WAIVER TO QUANTITATIVE STORMWATER MANAGEMENT
OR TO THE PRIMARY ENVIRONMENTAL FEATURES REQUIREMENT OF THE COUNTY
PROCEDURES MANUAL SHALL SUBMIT A WRITTEN REQUEST TO THE APPROVING AUTHORITY
THAT CONTAINS:
(1) DESCRIPTIONS;
(2) DRAWINGS;
(3) SPECIFIC JUSTIFICATIONS;
(4) ANY OTHER INFORMATION THAT IS NECESSARY FOR THE APPROVING AUTHORITY
TO EVALUATE THE PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT; AND
(5) THE NAME AND ADDRESS OF EACH PERSON WHO OWNS PROPERTY LOCATED
WITHIN 175 FEET OF THE BOUNDARIES OF THE SITE FOR WHICH THE WAIVER IS REQUESTED.
(C) IF THERE ARE SUBSEQUENT ADDITIONS, EXTENSIONS, OR MODIFICATIONS TO A
DEVELOPMENT ONCE A WAIVER HAS BEEN GRANTED, A DEVELOPER SHALL SUBMIT A
SEPARATE WRITTEN REQUEST FOR A WAIVER IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF
THIS SECTION.
(D) IN GRANTING A WAIVER, THE APPROVING AUTHORITY SHALL:
(1) CONSIDER EACH REQUEST ON A CASE-BY-CASE BASIS;
(2) CONSIDER THE CUMULATIVE EFFECTS OF THE COUNTY=S WAIVER POLICY; AND
(3) REASONABLY ENSURE THAT THE DEVELOPMENT WILL NOT HAVE AN ADVERSE
IMPACT ON THE DOWNSTREAM RECEIVING WATERCOURSE.
(E) THE APPROVING AUTHORITY MAY IMPOSE ANY CONDITIONS AND REQUIREMENTS
NECESSARY TO ENSURE COMPLIANCE WITH THE PURPOSE AND INTENT OF THIS TITLE.

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(F) EACH WAIVER GRANTED SHALL:


(1) BE IN WRITING;
(2) STATE THE EXTENT OF THE WAIVER GRANTED;
(3) STATE THE REASONS FOR GRANTING THE WAIVER; AND
(4) CONTAIN ANY CONDITIONS OR REQUIREMENTS IMPOSED BY THE APPROVING
AUTHORITY.
(G) A PERSON AGGRIEVED BY THE DECISION OF THE APPROVING AUTHORITY ON A
REQUEST FOR A WAIVER UNDER THIS SECTION MAY APPEAL THE DECISION TO THE COUNTY
BOARD OF APPEALS.

3-303. Waiver--Public meetings.


(A) THE APPROVING AUTHORITY SHALL HOLD A PUBLIC MEETING BEFORE GRANTING A
QUANTITATIVE STORMWATER MANAGEMENT WAIVER UNDER '3-302 OF THIS SUBTITLE.
(B) THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION SHALL BE PROVIDED BY THE APPROVING AUTHORITY
TO THE DIRECTOR OF COMMUNITY SERVICES BEFORE THE PUBLIC MEETING:
(1) A SUMMARY OF THE REQUIREMENTS OF THIS TITLE FOR WHICH THE WAIVER IS
REQUESTED;
(2) A DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT, AND THE SUBDIVISION NAME
AND NUMBER, IF APPLICABLE;
(3) THE COUNCILMANIC DISTRICT;
(4) THE GENERAL LOCATION AND THE NEAREST INTERSECTING ROADWAY;
(5) THE TYPE AND NUMBER OF UNITS;
(6) THE SIZE OF THE TRACT;
(7) THE LOCATION, TIME, AND DATE OF THE PUBLIC MEETING; AND
(8) THE NAME AND ADDRESS OF EACH PERSON WHO OWNS PROPERTY LOCATED
WITHIN 175 FEET OF THE BOUNDARIES OF THE SITE FOR WHICH THE WAIVER IS REQUESTED.
(C) AT LEAST 30 DAYS BEFORE THE PUBLIC MEETING, THE DIRECTOR OF COMMUNITY
SERVICES SHALL SEND A NOTICE OF THE REQUEST FOR A WAIVER:
(1) BY MAIL OR ELECTRONIC OR OTHER MEANS TO EACH COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION
LISTED IN THE RECORDS OF THE DIRECTOR OF COMMUNITY SERVICES THAT REPRESENTS AN
AREA AFFECTED BY THE REQUEST FOR A WAIVER; AND
(2) BY FIRST CLASS MAIL TO EACH PERSON WHO OWNS PROPERTY LOCATED WITHIN
175 FEET OF THE BOUNDARIES OF THE SITE FOR WHICH THE WAIVER IS REQUESTED.
(D) THE NOTICE REQUIRED BY SUBSECTION (C) OF THIS SECTION SHALL CONTAIN:
(1) THE INFORMATION DESCRIBED IN SUBSECTION (B) OF THIS SECTION; AND

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(2) THE MAILING AND E-MAIL ADDRESSES AND FACSIMILE AND TELEPHONE
NUMBERS OF AN INDIVIDUAL IN THE OFFICE OF PLANNING AND ZONING, OR THE
DEPARTMENT, AS APPLICABLE, FROM WHOM INFORMATION ABOUT THE REQUEST FOR A
WAIVER MAY BE OBTAINED.
(E) (1) AT LEAST 30 DAYS BEFORE THE PUBLIC MEETING, ONE OR MORE SIGNS SHALL BE
ERECTED ON THE PROPERTY TO GIVE NOTICE OF THE APPLICATION. SIGNS SHALL BE
FURNISHED TO THE DEVELOPER BY THE APPROVING AUTHORITY AND SHALL BE ERECTED
BY THE DEVELOPER.
(2) THE DEVELOPER SHALL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE MAINTENANCE AND POSITION
OF THE SIGNS ON THE PROPERTY.
(3) SIGNS SHALL BE ERECTED NO MORE THAN 10 FEET FROM EACH BOUNDARY OF
THE SITE THAT ABUTS A PUBLIC ROAD UNLESS A DISTANCE OF MORE THAN 10 FEET IS
NECESSARY TO ENHANCE THE VISIBILITY OF THE SIGN BECAUSE OF THE FLORA COVERING
OR TOPOGRAPHIC CONDITIONS OF THE SITE. IF THE SITE DOES NOT ABUT A PUBLIC ROAD,
ONE OR MORE SIGNS SHALL BE ERECTED IN LOCATIONS THAT READILY CAN BE SEEN BY THE
PUBLIC.
(4) THE BOTTOM OF EACH SIGN SHALL BE AT LEAST THREE FEET ABOVE THE
GROUND, AND EACH SIGN SHALL BE:
(I) AT LEAST TWO AND ONE-HALF FEET IN HEIGHT AND THREE FEET IN WIDTH;
(II) RED AND WHITE IN COLOR WITH BLACK LETTERING; AND
(III) MADE OF WEATHER-RESISTANT MATERIAL.
(5) EACH SIGN SHALL CONTAIN THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION:
(I) A SUMMARY OF EACH OF THE REQUIREMENTS OF THIS TITLE FOR WHICH THE
WAIVER IS REQUESTED;
(II) A DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT, AND THE SUBDIVISION
NAME AND NUMBER, IF APPLICABLE;
(III) THE LOCATION, TIME, AND DATE OF THE PUBLIC MEETING;
(IV) A STATEMENT THAT FURTHER INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED BY
CONTACTING THE OFFICE OF PLANNING AND ZONING OR THE DEPARTMENT, AS APPLICABLE;
AND
(V) THE TELEPHONE NUMBER AND E-MAIL ADDRESS OF AN INDIVIDUAL IN THE
OFFICE OF PLANNING AND ZONING OR THE DEPARTMENT, AS APPLICABLE, FROM WHOM
INFORMATION ABOUT THE REQUEST FOR A WAIVER MAY BE OBTAINED.
(F) THE APPROVING AUTHORITY SHALL PLACE A NOTICE OF THE PUBLIC MEETING
REQUIRED BY THIS SECTION IN A NEWSPAPER OF GENERAL CIRCULATION IN THAT PART OF
THE COUNTY IN WHICH THE SITE IS LOCATED. THE NOTICE SHALL BE PUBLISHED IN THE
NEWSPAPER NO LATER THAN 10 DAYS BEFORE THE PUBLIC MEETING AND SHALL CONTAIN
THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION:
(1) A SUMMARY OF THE REQUIREMENTS OF THIS TITLE FOR WHICH THE WAIVER IS
REQUESTED;

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(2) A DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT, AND THE SUBDIVISION NAME
AND NUMBER, IF APPLICABLE;
(3) THE GENERAL LOCATION AND THE NEAREST INTERSECTING ROADWAY;
(4) THE MAILING AND E-MAIL ADDRESSES AND FACSIMILE AND TELEPHONE
NUMBERS OF AN INDIVIDUAL IN THE OFFICE OF PLANNING AND ZONING OR THE
DEPARTMENT, AS APPLICABLE, FROM WHOM INFORMATION ABOUT THE REQUEST FOR A
WAIVER MAY BE OBTAINED; AND
(5) THE LOCATION, TIME, AND DATE OF THE PUBLIC MEETING.
(G) THE PERSON SUBMITTING THE REQUEST FOR A WAIVER SHALL PAY TO THE COUNTY
IN ADVANCE THE DIRECT COSTS OF FULFILLING THE NOTICE REQUIREMENTS SET FORTH IN
SUBSECTIONS (C), (E), (F), AND (J) OF THIS SECTION AS DETERMINED BY THE APPROVING
AUTHORITY. THESE DIRECT COSTS INCLUDE THE COSTS OF STATIONERY, POSTAGE, SIGN
MATERIALS, AND NEWSPAPER ADVERTISEMENT.
(H) THE NOTICE REQUIREMENTS SET FORTH IN SUBSECTIONS (C), (E), AND (F) OF THIS
SECTION SHALL APPLY TO A RESCHEDULED PUBLIC MEETING IF THE INITIALLY ADVERTISED
PUBLIC MEETING IS POSTPONED. THE PERSON REQUESTING THE POSTPONEMENT SHALL PAY
IN ADVANCE THE DIRECT COSTS OF FULFILLING THE NOTICE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE
RESCHEDULED PUBLIC MEETING.
(I) THE PUBLIC MEETING SHALL BE INFORMAL IN NATURE, AND TESTIMONY IN FAVOR OF
AND IN OPPOSITION TO THE GRANT OF A WAIVER SHALL BE ALLOWED.
(J) (1) IF A PUBLIC MEETING IS HELD, THE APPROVING AUTHORITY SHALL PROVIDE
NOTICE OF A DECISION GRANTING OR DENYING A REQUEST FOR A WAIVER BY MAIL OR
OTHER SUITABLE MEANS DETERMINED BY THE APPROVING AUTHORITY TO:
(I) EACH COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION THAT REPRESENTS AN AREA AFFECTED BY
THE REQUEST FOR A WAIVER;
(II) EACH PERSON WHO OWNS PROPERTY LOCATED WITHIN 175 FEET OF THE
BOUNDARIES OF THE SITE FOR WHICH THE WAIVER WAS REQUESTED;
(III) INDIVIDUALS WHO ATTEND THE PUBLIC MEETING WHO HAVE PLACED THEIR
NAMES ON A LIST TO BE NOTIFIED; AND
(IV) OTHER INDIVIDUALS WHO CONTACT THE APPROVING AUTHORITY TO
REQUEST NOTIFICATION.
(2) NOTIFICATION UNDER THIS SUBSECTION SHALL INCLUDE ADVICE OF THE RIGHT
OF A PERSON AGGRIEVED BY THE DECISION TO APPEAL THE DECISION TO THE COUNTY
BOARD OF APPEALS IN ACCORDANCE WITH '3-302(H) OF THIS SUBTITLE.
(K) THIS SECTION DOES NOT PROHIBIT THE APPROVING AUTHORITY FROM DENYING A
REQUEST FOR A WAIVER UNDER '3-302 OF THIS SUBTITLE WITHOUT A PUBLIC MEETING, NOR
DOES IT CONFER ON THE PERSON SUBMITTING A REQUEST FOR A WAIVER THE RIGHT TO A
PUBLIC MEETING BEFORE A DENIAL.

3-304. Public stormwater management practices.


(A) IN THIS SECTION APUBLIC STORMWATER MANAGEMENT PRACTICE@ MEANS A
STORMWATER MANAGEMENT PRACTICE THAT IS OWNED BY THE COUNTY.

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(B) EACH PUBLIC STORMWATER MANAGEMENT PRACTICE SHALL:
(1) BE CONSTRUCTED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF THE GRADING
PERMIT BEFORE ACCEPTANCE BY THE COUNTY; AND
(2) HAVE PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE PERFORMED IN ACCORDANCE WITH '3-404 OF
THIS TITLE.

3-305. Private stormwater management practices.


(A) IN THIS SECTION APRIVATE STORMWATER MANAGEMENT PRACTICE@ MEANS A
STORMWATER MANAGEMENT PRACTICE THAT IS NOT OWNED BY THE COUNTY.
(B) BEFORE THE ISSUANCE OF A GRADING PERMIT FOR PROPERTY THAT HAS A PRIVATE
STORMWATER MANAGEMENT PRACTICE, THE DEVELOPER AND, IF DIFFERENT, THE OWNER
OF THE PROPERTY SHALL EXECUTE AN INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE AGREEMENT WITH
THE COUNTY.
(C) THE INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE AGREEMENT SHALL:
(1) PROVIDE THAT THE DEVELOPER SHALL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR INSTALLATION OF
THE STORMWATER MANAGEMENT PRACTICES IN ACCORDANCE WITH THIS TITLE;
(2) BIND SUBSEQUENT OWNERS OF THE PROPERTY SERVED BY ANY ON-SITE
STORMWATER MANAGEMENT PRACTICE TO THE AGREEMENT;
(3) PROVIDE FOR ACCESS TO THE ON-SITE STORMWATER MANAGEMENT PRACTICE AS
NECESSARY FOR INSPECTION BY THE COUNTY OR ITS AGENTS OR CONTRACTORS TO ENSURE
THAT THE PRACTICE IS PROPERLY MAINTAINED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE DESIGN
STANDARDS AND THE PROVISIONS OF THIS TITLE;
(4) PROVIDE THAT WHENEVER THE APPLICANT AND, IF DIFFERENT, THE OWNER OF
THE PROPERTY, AFTER REASONABLE NOTICE BY THE DEPARTMENT, FAIL TO CORRECT A
VIOLATION OF THIS TITLE, THE DEPARTMENT MAY PERFORM THE NECESSARY WORK TO
CORRECT THE VIOLATION AND RETURN THE STORMWATER MANAGEMENT PRACTICE TO
PROPER WORKING CONDITION;
(5) PROVIDE THAT THE COST OF WORK PERFORMED BY THE DEPARTMENT UNDER
THE PROVISIONS OF THIS TITLE SHALL BE LEVIED AND COLLECTED FROM THE OWNER OF
THE PROPERTY IN ACCORDANCE WITH SUBSECTION (D) OF THIS SECTION; AND
(6) BE RECORDED AMONG THE LAND RECORDS OF THE COUNTY.
(D) THE COST OF WORK PERFORMED BY THE DEPARTMENT UNDER THE PROVISIONS OF
THIS SECTION SHALL BE LEVIED AND COLLECTED FROM THE OWNER OF THE PROPERTY IN
THE SAME MANNER AS COUNTY REAL PROPERTY TAXES ARE LEVIED AND COLLECTED AND
SHALL HAVE THE SAME PRIORITY, BEAR THE SAME INTEREST AND PENALTIES, AND IN
EVERY RESPECT BE TREATED AS COUNTY REAL PROPERTY TAXES.
(E) THE OWNER OF THE PROPERTY ON WHICH WORK HAS BEEN PERFORMED UNDER THIS
TITLE FOR PRIVATE STORMWATER MANAGEMENT PRACTICES, AND ANY OTHER PERSON OR
AGENT IN CONTROL OF SUCH PROPERTY, SHALL MAINTAIN IN GOOD CONDITION AND
PROMPTLY REPAIR AND RESTORE ALL GRADE SURFACES, WALLS, DRAINS, DAMS AND
STRUCTURES, VEGETATION, EROSION AND SEDIMENT CONTROL MEASURES, AND OTHER
PROTECTIVE DEVICES. REPAIRS, RESTORATION, OR MAINTENANCE SHALL BE IN
ACCORDANCE WITH THE APPROVED STORMWATER MANAGEMENT PLANS.

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(F) PRIVATE STORMWATER MANAGEMENT PRACTICES MAY NOT RECEIVE WATER


DIRECTLY FROM A PUBLIC STORMWATER MANAGEMENT PRACTICE UNLESS PERMISSION IS
GRANTED BY THE OWNER OF THE PRIVATE STORMWATER MANAGEMENT PRACTICE.

Subtitle 4. Security, Inspection, and Maintenance


3-401. Security.
(A) THE CONSTRUCTION OF EACH STORMWATER MANAGEMENT PRACTICE SHALL BE
GUARANTEED BY SECURITY THAT:
(1) IS PROVIDED WITH AN APPLICATION FOR A GRADING PERMIT;
(2) IS IN A FORM APPROVED BY THE COUNTY;
(3) IS IN AN AMOUNT EQUAL TO THE ESTIMATED COST OF CONSTRUCTION AND
INCIDENTAL COSTS TO COVER PROCESSING, ADMINISTRATION, AND INFLATION OVER THE
PERIOD OF CONSTRUCTION; AND
(4) CONTAINS PROVISIONS FOR:
(I) FORFEITURE FOR FAILURE TO COMPLETE WORK AS SPECIFIED IN THE
APPROVED STORMWATER MANAGEMENT PLAN;
(II) THE USE OF THE FORFEITED SECURITY TO PAY FOR THE WORK THAT WAS
NOT COMPLETED, AS REQUIRED;
(III); THE RIGHT OF THE COUNTY TO ENTER UPON THE SITE OF THE DEVELOPMENT
IN ORDER TO COMPLETE THE CONSTRUCTION OF EACH STORMWATER MANAGEMENT
PRACTICE; AND
(IV) COMPLIANCE WITH ALL OF THE PROVISIONS OF THIS TITLE.
(B) THE DEPARTMENT MAY NOT RELEASE THE SECURITY UNTIL:
(1) A FINAL INSPECTION HAS BEEN PERFORMED IN ACCORDANCE WITH '3-402 OF THIS
SUBTITLE; AND
(2) AS-BUILT PLANS AND AN AS-BUILT CERTIFICATION HAVE BEEN SUBMITTED IN
ACCORDANCE WITH '3-403 OF THIS SUBTITLE.
(C) THE DEPARTMENT MAY USE A PROCEDURE TO PARTIALLY RELEASE THE SECURITY
AS VARIOUS STAGES OF CONSTRUCTION ARE COMPLETED AND ACCEPTED BY THE
DEPARTMENT, BUT ONLY IF THE PROCEDURES USED FOR PARTIALLY RELEASING THE
SECURITY ARE SPECIFIED ON THE STORMWATER MANAGEMENT PLAN BEFORE APPROVAL OF
THE PLAN.

3-402. Inspection.
(A) THE DEPARTMENT SHALL MAKE AND DOCUMENT REGULAR INSPECTIONS, AT A
MINIMUM, AT THE STAGES OF CONSTRUCTION SPECIFIED IN THE COUNTY PROCEDURES
MANUAL.
(B) THE DEPARTMENT SHALL:

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(1) REQUIRE THE DEVELOPER TO NOTIFY THE DEPARTMENT AT LEAST 48 HOURS


BEFORE COMMENCEMENT AND ON COMPLETION OF ANY WORK IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE
STORMWATER MANAGEMENT PLAN; AND
(2) MAINTAIN AND MAKE AVAILABLE FOR PUBLIC INSPECTION DURING REGULAR
BUSINESS HOURS, CONSTRUCTION INSPECTION REPORTS, RECORD DRAWINGS, INITIAL
INSPECTION REPORTS, AND TRIENNIAL INSPECTION REPORTS.
(C) THE WRITTEN INSPECTION REPORTS SHALL INCLUDE:
(1) THE DATE AND LOCATION OF THE INSPECTION;
(2) WHETHER CONSTRUCTION WAS IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE APPROVED
STORMWATER MANAGEMENT PLAN;
(3) ANY VARIATIONS FROM THE APPROVED CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS; AND
(4) ANY VIOLATIONS THAT EXIST ON THE SITE.
(D) A DEVELOPER MAY NOT PROCEED WITH WORK UNTIL THE DEPARTMENT INSPECTS
AND APPROVES THE WORK PREVIOUSLY COMPLETED AND FURNISHES TO THE DEVELOPER
COPIES OF THE INSPECTION REPORTS AFTER COMPLETION OF EACH REQUIRED INSPECTION.
(E) WHEN A VIOLATION IS OBSERVED, THE DEPARTMENT SHALL GIVE WRITTEN NOTICE
TO THE DEVELOPER AND ON-SITE PERSONNEL, DESCRIBING THE NATURE OF THE VIOLATION
AND THE REQUIRED CORRECTIVE ACTION.

3-403. Completion.
(A) ONCE CONSTRUCTION IS COMPLETE, AS-BUILT PLANS AND AN AS-BUILT
CERTIFICATION SHALL BE SUBMITTED TO THE DEPARTMENT BY EITHER A PROFESSIONAL
ENGINEER, PROFESSIONAL LAND SURVEYOR, OR LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT LICENSED IN THE
STATE TO ENSURE THAT CONSTRUCTED STORMWATER MANAGEMENT PRACTICES AND
STORMWATER CONVEYANCE SYSTEMS:
(1) COMPLY WITH THE APPROVED STORMWATER MANAGEMENT PLAN;
(2) COMPLY WITH THE ANNE ARUNDEL SOIL CONSERVATION DISTRICT SMALL POND
APPROVAL, IF NECESSARY; AND
(3) HAVE BEEN TESTED AND INSPECTED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THIS TITLE.
(B) AT A MINIMUM, THE AS-BUILT CERTIFICATION SHALL INCLUDE A SET OF DRAWINGS
COMPARING THE APPROVED STORMWATER MANAGEMENT PLAN WITH WHAT WAS
CONSTRUCTED.
(C) THE DEPARTMENT MAY REQUIRE ANY ADDITIONAL INFORMATION THAT IT
CONSIDERS NECESSARY TO DETERMINE COMPLIANCE OF CONSTRUCTION WITH APPROVED
STORMWATER MANAGEMENT PLANS.
(D) WITHIN 45 DAYS OF COMPLETION OF CONSTRUCTION, THE DEPARTMENT SHALL
SUBMIT NOTICE OF CONSTRUCTION COMPLETION FOR EACH STORMWATER MANAGEMENT
PRACTICE TO:
(1) THE ADMINISTRATION ON A FORM SUPPLIED BY THE ADMINISTRATION; AND

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(2) IF BEST MANAGEMENT PRACTICES REQUIRING SOIL CONSERVATION DISTRICT


APPROVAL ARE CONSTRUCTED, THE ANNE ARUNDEL SOIL CONSERVATION DISTRICT.

3-404. Maintenance.
(A) THE DEPARTMENT SHALL ENSURE THAT PREVENTATIVE OR ROUTINE MAINTENANCE
IS PERFORMED BY INSPECTING ALL STORMWATER MANAGEMENT PRACTICES.
(B) MAINTENANCE INSPECTIONS SHALL OCCUR:
(1) DURING THE FIRST YEAR OF OPERATION; AND
(2) THEREAFTER, AT LEAST ONCE EVERY THREE YEARS.
(C) THE DEPARTMENT SHALL PREPARE AND KEEP, IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE COUNTY
PROCEDURES MANUAL, MAINTENANCE INSPECTION REPORTS FOR ALL STORMWATER
MANAGEMENT PRACTICES.
(D) (1) THE DEPARTMENT SHALL GIVE NOTICE TO THE OWNER OF ANY DEFICIENCIES
DISCOVERED FROM A MAINTENANCE INSPECTION OF A STORMWATER MANAGEMENT
PRACTICE. AFTER NOTICE IS GIVEN, THE OWNER SHALL HAVE A REASONABLE TIME WITHIN
WHICH TO CORRECT THE DEFICIENCIES.
(2) THE DEPARTMENT SHALL:
(I) CONDUCT A SUBSEQUENT INSPECTION TO ENSURE COMPLETION OF THE
REPAIRS; AND
(II) IF REPAIRS ARE NOT UNDERTAKEN OR ARE NOT FOUND TO BE DONE
PROPERLY, UNDERTAKE ENFORCEMENT PROCEDURES.
(E) (1) IF, ON INSPECTION BY THE DEPARTMENT, THE CONDITION OF A STORMWATER
MANAGEMENT PRACTICE PRESENTS AN IMMEDIATE DANGER TO THE PUBLIC HEALTH OR
SAFETY BECAUSE OF AN UNSAFE CONDITION OR IMPROPER MAINTENANCE, THE
DEPARTMENT SHALL TAKE SUCH ACTION AS MAY BE NECESSARY TO PROTECT THE PUBLIC
AND MAKE THE PRACTICE SAFE.
(2) ANY COST INCURRED BY THE COUNTY SHALL BE ASSESSED AGAINST THE OWNER,
AS PROVIDED IN '3-305(D) OF THIS TITLE.

Subtitle 5. Enforcement, Violations, and Penalties


3-501. Enforcement of approved plans.
(A) THE DEPARTMENT MAY USE ANY ONE OR A COMBINATION OF THE ACTIONS SET
FORTH IN THIS SECTION TO ENFORCE THE PROVISIONS OF THIS TITLE.
(B) ANY STEP IN THE ENFORCEMENT PROCESS MAY BE TAKEN AT ANY TIME, DEPENDING
ON THE SEVERITY OF THE VIOLATION, AS DETERMINED BY THE DEPARTMENT.
(C) (1) IF THE DEPARTMENT DETERMINES THAT A SITE IS NOT IN COMPLIANCE WITH AN
APPROVED STORMWATER MANAGEMENT PLAN OR THAT ANY WORK OR ACTIVITY AT A SITE
IS BEING UNDERTAKEN IN AN UNSAFE AND DANGEROUS MANNER OR CONTRARY TO THE
REQUIREMENTS OF THIS TITLE, THE DEPARTMENT SHALL IMMEDIATELY ISSUE A NOTICE OF

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VIOLATION SPECIFYING THE NEED FOR THE VIOLATION TO BE CORRECTED.
(2) IF, AFTER ISSUANCE OF A NOTICE OF VIOLATION, REASONABLE EFFORTS TO
CORRECT THE VIOLATION ARE NOT UNDERTAKEN OR THE VIOLATION PERSISTS, THE
DEPARTMENT:
(I) SHALL ISSUE A STOP-WORK ORDER FOR THE SITE; AND
(II) MAY PROCEED AGAINST THE SECURITY OR REFER THE MATTER FOR LEGAL
ACTION.
(3) A STOP-WORK ORDER SHALL:
(I) BE IN WRITING;
(II) STATE THE CONDITIONS UNDER WHICH THE WORK MAY BE RESUMED; AND
(III) BE GIVEN TO THE OWNER OF THE PROPERTY, THE OWNER'S AGENT, OR THE
PERSON DOING THE WORK AND BE POSTED AT THE PROPERTY IN A CONSPICUOUS LOCATION.
(D) THE DEPARTMENT MAY SUSPEND OR REVOKE ANY GRADING PERMIT ISSUED BY THE
DEPARTMENT AFTER WRITTEN NOTICE IS GIVEN TO THE PERMITTEE FOR ANY OF THE
FOLLOWING REASONS, AS DETERMINED BY THE DEPARTMENT:
(1) VIOLATION OF OR FAILURE TO PERFORM THE WORK IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE
CONDITIONS OF THE APPROVED STORMWATER MANAGEMENT PLAN OR ANNE ARUNDEL
SOIL CONSERVATION DISTRICT SMALL POND APPROVAL;
(2) CHANGE IN SITE STORMWATER RUNOFF CHARACTERISTICS ON WHICH AN
APPROVAL OR WAIVER WAS GRANTED;
(3) NONCOMPLIANCE WITH A NOTICE OF VIOLATION OR STOP-WORK ORDER ISSUED
FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE STORMWATER MANAGEMENT PRACTICE;
(4) EXISTENCE OF AN IMMEDIATE DANGER IN A DOWNSTREAM AREA; OR
(5) THE ANNE ARUNDEL SOIL CONSERVATION DISTRICT VOIDS THE SEDIMENT AND
EROSION CONTROL APPROVAL OR SMALL POND APPROVAL .
(E) IN ADDITION TO ANY OTHER SANCTIONS, A CIVIL ACTION OR CRIMINAL
PROSECUTION MAY BE BROUGHT AGAINST ANY PERSON IN VIOLATION OF THIS TITLE.

3-502. Violations.
IN ADDITION TO OTHER ACTS OR OMISSIONS THAT CONSTITUTE VIOLATIONS OF THIS
TITLE, IT IS A VIOLATION OF THIS TITLE FOR A PERSON TO:
(1) DISCHARGE OR PERMIT THE DISCHARGE OF STORMWATER RUNOFF FROM A SITE
INTO ANY STORM DRAIN OR WATERCOURSE WITHOUT FIRST OBTAINING THE APPROVAL OF
THE COUNTY;
(2) SPILL, DUMP, OR DISPOSE OF ANY MATERIAL OR SUBSTANCE OTHER THAN
NATURAL STORMWATER RUNOFF INTO A STORM DRAIN OR WATERCOURSE;
(3) DO ANY WORK ON A SITE THAT IS NOT IN ACCORDANCE WITH A STORMWATER
MANAGEMENT PLAN APPROVED BY THE COUNTY;

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(4) FAIL TO MAINTAIN IN GOOD CONDITION ANY STORMWATER MANAGEMENT


PRACTICE;
(5) FAIL TO REPAIR PROMPTLY AND RESTORE ALL GRADED SURFACES, WALKS,
DRAINS, DAMS AND STRUCTURES, VEGETATION, EROSION AND SEDIMENT CONTROL
MEASURES, AND OTHER PROTECTIVE DEVICES; OR
(6) WORK AT A SITE AFTER A STOP-WORK ORDER HAS BEEN SERVED OR POSTED
UNDER '3-501 OF THIS SUBTITLE, EXCEPT FOR WORK REQUIRED TO BE UNDERTAKEN BY THE
STOP-WORK ORDER.

3-503. Injunctive relief.


(A) THE DIRECTOR MAY ENFORCE THE PROVISIONS OF THIS TITLE THROUGH INJUNCTIVE
PROCEEDINGS OR ANY OTHER APPROPRIATE PROCEEDINGS.
(B) A COURT OF COMPETENT JURISDICTION MAY ISSUE A TEMPORARY RESTRAINING
ORDER, A PRELIMINARY OR FINAL INJUNCTION, OR AN ORDER FOR OTHER RELIEF TO
RESTRAIN OR CORRECT VIOLATIONS OF THIS TITLE.

3-504. Penalties.
(A) A PERSON WHO VIOLATES ANY PROVISION OF THIS TITLE IS GUILTY OF A
MISDEMEANOR AND ON CONVICTION IS SUBJECT TO A FINE NOT EXCEEDING $5,000 OR
IMPRISONMENT NOT EXCEEDING ONE YEAR, OR BOTH.
(B) EACH DAY A VIOLATION CONTINUES IS A SEPARATE OFFENSE.
(C) A PROPERTY OWNER IS LIABLE FOR VIOLATIONS OF THIS TITLE THAT OCCUR AT OR
FROM THE OWNER'S PROPERTY WHETHER COMMITTED BY THE PROPERTY OWNER OR BY
THE PROPERTY OWNER'S EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, CONTRACTORS, SUBCONTRACTORS,
TENANTS, INVITEES, OR LICENSEES.

3-505. Civil fines.


(A) A PERSON WHO VIOLATES ANY PROVISION OF THIS TITLE IS SUBJECT TO A CIVIL FINE
AS PROVIDED IN ARTICLE 11, TITLE 6 OF THIS CODE. EACH DAY THAT A VIOLATION
CONTINUES CONSTITUTES A SEPARATE OFFENSE.
(B) THE AMOUNT OF A CIVIL FINE FOR EACH CIVIL VIOLATION OF THIS CODE IS:
(1) FOR THE FIRST VIOLATION, $100;
(2) FOR THE SECOND VIOLATION, $500;
(3) FOR THE THIRD VIOLATION AND EACH SUBSEQUENT VIOLATION, $1,000.
(C) FOR THE PURPOSE OF CUMULATING VIOLATIONS, EACH SITE AT WHICH A VIOLATION
OCCURS IS CONSIDERED SEPARATELY EVEN IF A PERSON IS VIOLATING THE PROVISIONS OF
THIS TITLE AT MORE THAN ONE SITE.

SECTION 3. And be it further enacted, That this Ordinance shall take effect 45 days
from the date it becomes law.

APPENDIX

SWM
Single Lot
Process

Office of Planning and Zoning


Development Division
INTER-OFFICE CORRESPONDENCE
www.aacounty.org

DATE:

July 25, 2005

TO:

Engineers

FROM:

Christopher R. Soldano

SUBJECT:

Single Lot Criteria for Maryland Department of Environment (MDE)

The following is a summary of our previous discussions, regarding how we are going to handle
the issues identified in our original review of the single lot criteria for MDE. Remember this
applies specifically to platted lots not already reviewed for stormwater management
criteria.
1.

OUTFALL
a)
If the lot outfalls to a public open system, the consultant will submit a
photographic analysis to evaluate the existing system to insure culvert pipes are
not blocked and are operating as originally intended. That is the extent of the
analysis for outfall. No Point of Investigation (POI).
b)
If the lot outfalls to a public closed system, it is assumed that the sizing of the
closed system was based on maximum build-out per the zoning. However, if
evidence of flooding or surcharging exists downstream of the proposed
connection, the consultant will address the problem as outlined in item d.
c)
In all other circumstances, they must provide Channel Protection Volume (CPv)
unless the site has direct discharge to tidal water or tidal wetlands OR the
discharge is less than 2 cfs.
d)
If problems exist downstream under items a or b, the consultant can choose one of
the following:
i)
provide 100% management
ii)
fix the problem
iii)
work with Department of Public Works (DPW) on Capital Project

2.

RIGHT TO DISCHARGE (RTD)


The need for a RTD is tied to concentrated flow. If there is no concentrated flow and no
increase in flow beyond 10% or beyond 2 cubic feet per second (cfs), a RTD is not
required.

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3.

REDEVELOPMENT CRITERIA
Residential redevelopment cannot use the 20% criteria, which applies to commercial
development only.

4.

15% IMPERVIOUS SURFACES


Residential development disturbing less than 5,000 square feet (sf) is exempt (per the
County SWM manual) from stormwater management unless the development is within
the Critical Area. All residential development within the Critical Area is required to
manage stormwater, regardless of disturbance area (square footage).
Residential development disturbing greater than 5,000 sf but less than 15,000 sf, and has
a maximum of 15% of the site area as impervious surfaces, may be concluded to meet the
requirements for Stormwater Management credits, as outlined in the Maryland
Department of the Environment Stormwater Management Manual (2000). This would
apply a streamlined approach to the use of credits and for projects, which meet these
criteria, a full credit analysis would not be required.
Residential development disturbing greater than 15,000 sf and/or has greater than 15% of
the total site area as impervious surfaces, will be subject to a full credit analysis.

5.

INFILTRATION GUIDELINES
These guidelines are applicable to infiltrating Best Management Practices (BMPs)
including drywells. The following are acceptable for infiltration analysis:
a)
Percolation test with copy of approved site plan from Health Department. The
percolation test must be within 50 feet of the proposed infiltration device location.
b)
Soil borings sealed by a qualified professional engineer within 50 feet of the
proposed location for the proposed infiltration device.
c)
Hand auger if it follows the state guidelines

6.

LAB TESTING GUIDELINES


Not acceptable by itself, must follow #5 above.

7.

SETBACKS
Appendix D to be revised to generally be 5 setback to property lines, right-of-way, and
foundations on slab; 10 to basements while also looking on phreatic line.

8.

PLANTING REQUIREMENTS
Clearly state that planting is the last resort after all other innovative design solutions have
been evaluated. The consultant will document this evaluation process with submittal.

9.

RAIN GARDEN
Rain gardens that discharge to groundwater shall have the same setbacks as a septic
system. If a rain garden includes an underdrain, which discharges to the surface, then the
rain garden is acting as a filter and shall have a minimum 30-foot setback from wells.

10.

PROPRIETARY PRACTICES
The use of proprietary practices as private stormwater management devices is acceptable
with MDE documentation that this product has been evaluated by MDE and approved for
the application. Computations supporting the application (use) of a proprietary practice

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must be submitted along with a copy of the MDE approval letter. Additionally, the
developer must provide documentation of a private maintenance agreement to ensure that
the private device will be maintained so as not to compromise device performance.
The use of proprietary devices for public stormwater management applications will be
made on a case-by-case basis. In general though, the use of proprietary devices for public
SWM will be discouraged.
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APPENDIX

Checklists

DATE

INITIALS

REMARKS - Description of Actions Taken

________________________________________________
PROFESSIONAL ENGINEER SIGNATURE AND DATE

I HEREBY CERTIFY THAT I PERSONALLY REVIEWED OR A PERSON UNDER MY DIRECT SUPERVISION PROVIDED THE INFORMATION REPORTED ON THIS CHECKLIST
AND TO THE BEST OF MY KNOWLEDGE DO HEREBY INSURE THAT THE SUBMITTAL IS COMPLETE AND ACCURATE.

6. INLET STRUCTURE
A. Inverts and Elevations
B. Receives Designed Drainage Area

5. SURFACE LAYER
A. Aggregate Surface
B. Vegetative Surface
C. Paved Surface

4. OBSERVATION WELL/ROOF LEADERS


A. Roof Leaders
B. Surcharge Pipe(s)
C. Pipe Size and Type
D. Minimum Cover (1 foot)

3. AGGREGATE MATERIAL
A. Type (Slag, # Crushed, Gravel)
B. Size
C. Placement

2. FILTER FABRIC
A. Fabric Specifications
B. Sides and Top (Infiltration)
C. Sides, Top, Bottom (Attenuation)

1. EXCAVATION
A. Size and Location
B. Side Slope Stability
C. Soil Permeability
D. Groundwater/Bedrock
E. Setbacks per Design Manual

PHASE

BMP GROUP 3 - INFILTRATION PRACTICES Construction Inspection Checklist

AASCD NAME:________________________________________ LOCATION:


PERMIT/CAPITAL PROJECT #:

_______ LOCATION:

DATE

INITIALS

REMARKS - Description of Actions Taken

_____________________________

AASCD NAME:
PERMIT/CAPITALPROJECT#:

_______ LOCATION:

________________________________________________
PROFESSIONAL ENGINEER SIGNATURE AND DATE

_____________________________

I HEREBY CERTIFY THAT I PERSONALLY REVIEWED OR A PERSON UNDER MY DIRECT SUPERVISION PROVIDED THE INFORMATION REPORTED ON THIS CHECKLIST
AND TO THE BEST OF MY KNOWLEDGE DO HEREBY INSURE THAT THE SUBMITTAL IS COMPLETE AND ACCURATE.

6. LANDSCAPING

5. FINAL INSPECTION
A. Emergency Spillway/Access Road
B. Fence and Gate
C. Redlined AsBuilts

4. STRUCTURES/PIPES
A. Inlet-Outlet Structures
B. Barrel, Cradle, Anti-Seep Collars
C. Filter Diaphragm
D. Principal Spillway/Riser
E. Concrete Test Results
F. Inverts/Elevations
G. Gate Valves

3. FINAL EXCAVATION
A. Storage Volume/Drainage Area
B. Sediment Removal
C. Tilling (Bottom)
D. Lining (Bottom)
E. Stabilization (Permanent)

2. EMBANKMENT
A. Cut-Off/Core Trench
B. Appropriate Fill Material
C. Material Placement (Compaction)

1. EXCAVATION
A. Size and Location
B. Side Slope Stability
C. Soil Permeability
D. Groundwater/Bedrock

PHASE

DETENTION/RETENTION AND INFILTRATION BASINS Construction Inspection Checklist

AASCD NAME:
PERMIT/CAPITAL PROJECT#:

DATE

INITIALS

REMARKS - Description of Actions Taken

AASCD NAME:
PERMIT/CAPITALPROJECT#:

_______ LOCATION:________________________________________________

________________________________________________
PROFESSIONAL ENGINEER SIGNATURE AND DATE

I HEREBY CERTIFY THAT I PERSONALLY REVIEWED OR A PERSON UNDER MY DIRECT SUPERVISION PROVIDED THE INFORMATION REPORTED ON THIS
CHECKLIST AND TO THE BEST OF MY KNOWLEDGE DO HEREBY INSURE THAT THE SUBMITTAL IS COMPLETE AND ACCURATE.

7. LANDSCAPING
A. Shrubs
B. Trees
C. Grasses

6. INLET STRUCTURES
A. Inverts and Elevations
B. Receives Designed Drainage Area
C. Access Grates

5. FILTER MEDIA SAND GRAVEL

4. LEADERS & CLEAN-OUTS


A. Inlet Pipe
B. Surcharge Pipe(s)
C. Pipe Size and Type
D. Outlet Pipe

3. AGGREGATE MATERIAL
A. Size
B. Placement

2. FILTER FABRIC
A. Fabric Specifications
B. Sides & Top (Infiltration)
C. Sides, Top, Bottom (Attenuation)

1. EXCAVATION
A. Size and Location
B. Side Slope Stability
C. Soil Permeability
D. Groundwater/Bedrock
E. Setbacks Per Design Manual

PHASE

BMP GROUP 4 - STORMWATER FILTERING SYSTEMS Construction Inspection Checklist

DATE

INITIALS

REMARKS - Description of Actions Taken

AASCD NAME:
PERMIT/CAPITALPROJECT#:

_______ LOCATION:________________________________________________

PROFESSIONAL ENGINEER SIGNATURE AND DATE

________________________________________________

I HEREBY CERTIFY THAT I PERSONALLY REVIEWED OR A PERSON UNDER MY DIRECT SUPERVISION PROVIDED THE INFORMATION REPORTED ON THIS CHECKLIST
AND TO THE BEST OF MY KNOWLEDGE DO HEREBY INSURE THAT THE SUBMITTAL IS COMPLETE AND ACCURATE.

6. AGGREGATE
A. Sands
B. Gravel

5. STRUCTURES AND PIPES


A. Under Drains
B. Inflows and Outflows
C. Weirs
D. Rock Beds
E. Facines
F. Coconut Rolls

4. LANDSCAPING

3. CHECK DAMS
A. Number/Dimension
B. Type
C. Compaction (Earth Type)
D. Aggregate Type and Size
E. Inverts/Elevations

2. VEGETATIVE SWALE
A. Stabilization (Permanent)
B. Gradient & Inverts
C. Drainage Area
D. Outlet (Non-Erosive)

1. EXCAVATION
A. Size and Location
B. Side Slope Stability
C. Soil Permeability
D. Groundwater/Bedrock

PHASE

BMP GROUPS 2 & 5 - WETLANDS AND OPEN CHANNEL SYSTEMS Construction Inspection Checklist

DATE

INITIALS

REMARKS - Description of Actions Taken

_________________________________________________________
PROFESSIONAL ENGINEER SIGNATURE AND DATE

I HEREBY CERTIFY THAT I PERSONALLY REVIEWED OR A PERSON UNDER MY DIRECT SUPERVISION PROVIDED THE INFORMATION REPORTED ON THIS CHECKLIST
AND TO THE BEST OF MY KNOWLEDGE DO HEREBY INSURE THAT THE SUBMITTAL IS COMPLETE AND ACCURATE.

6. LANDSCAPING

5. FINAL INSPECTION
A. Emergency Spillway/Access Road
B. Fence and Gate
C. Redlined AsBuilts

4. STRUCTURES/PIPES
A. Inlet-Outlet Structures
B. Barrel, Cradle, Anti-Seep Collars
C. Filter Diaphragm
D. Principal Spillway/Riser
E. Concrete Test Results
F. Inverts/Elevations
G. Gate Valves

3. FINAL EXCAVATION
A. Storage Volume/Drainage Area
B. Sediment Removal
C. Tilling (Bottom)
D. Lining (Bottom)
E. Stabilization (Permanent)

2. EMBANKMENT
A. Cut-Off/Core Trench
B. Appropriate Fill Material
C. Material Placement (Compaction)

1. EXCAVATION
A. Size and Location
B. Side Slope Stability
C. Soil Permeability
D. Groundwater/Bedrock

PHASE

BMP GROUP 1 - STORMWATER MANAGEMENT PONDS Construction Inspection Checklist

GENERAL SUBMITTAL REQUIREMENTS


GEOTECHNICAL REPORT
1.

The Geotechnical Report submittal must include this checklist, completed by the consultant.

2.

The submittal must consist of __ copies of all documents, with signed Professional
seal.

GEOTECHNICAL REPORT CHECKLIST


Status1

Status2

Item Description
REPORT - must be typewritten on 81/2 x 11" white standard weight white paper,
bound, plan and mapping sheets shall be 12"x24" or 18" x 36", folders shall be
provided at back of report for plans and maps. Acceptable format and minimum
content of the report are as follows.

1. Cover Sheet
a. project name, subdivision number, project number, and/or
grading/building permit number
b. company name, address, telephone number, fax number, e-mail address
c. seal and signature of professional geotechnical engineer
d. date of preparation

2. Executive Summary
a. describe site exploration and testing methodology
b. summarize discoveries and test results in chart form
3. Table of Contents
a. Provide report outline and identify each section by page number
b. Identify tables and/or figures by page number

4. Introduction
a. describe site=s location relevant to drainage area, stream, river,
watershed, waterway and proximity to county road and stormdrain
system.
b. describe type of proposed development
b. reference preparer and date of plans upon which investigation
was based ( include a copy of the plan with the report)
c. describe scope of study description of subsurface investigation method and
testing

5. Site Conditions

GEOTECHNICAL REPORT CHECKLIST


Status1

Status2

Item Description

a. describe topography( maximum and minimum surface elevation,


general drainage pattern, provide A.A. Co. 1"=200' topo map)
b. describe vegetative and woodland coverage
c. describe environmental features including suspected or known floodplain
and wetlands

d. describe prior and current use of site, existing structures and


improvements
e. describe predominant soil characteristics
6. Relevant Geology

a. describe geomorphology of site, province and formation (include copy of


U.S.G.S. mapping and description)

b. describe geologic surface storm water flow characteristics


c. describe geologic subsurface groundwater flow characteristics
d. indicate prevalence or possibility of soil horizons unsuitable for development
or stormwater practices (include A.A.S.C.S. soil mapping )

7. Subsurface Exploration
a. provide basis for location of subsurface exploration and field testing (provide a
location map)

b. provide basis for sampling


c. summarize findings of subsurface exploration and results of field testing

8. Subsurface Conditions
a. based upon subsurface exploration describe general soil profile
b. based upon subsurface exploration describe general groundwater profile
c. describe field test results

d. describe exploration and testing limitations


e. correlate subsurface exploration and testing results to relevant geology
of site
9. Laboratory Testing
a. describe and provide basis for testing performed
b. provide results in table form
10. Conclusions and Recommendations
a. provide interpretation and summary of exploration and test results
b. describe how site geology and soil characteristics impact stormwater

GEOTECHNICAL REPORT CHECKLIST


Status1

Status2

Item Description

practice feasibility
c. describe how surficial stormwater and subsurface groundwater impact
stormwater practices feasability
d. describe probable on-site locations of soils suitable and unsuitable for
various stormwater practice construction
e. provide feasability analysis for stormwater practices for each location
chosen(in chart form)
f. provide recommendations for earth moving, handling, storage,
treatment, and compaction of soils to be used in stormwater practice
construction
g. provide recommendations for earth moving, handling, storage,
mitigation or disposal of soils unsuitable for stormwater practices
h. provide recommendations for managing groundwater during and after
stormwater practices construction
11. Appendices
a. boring/sampling logs *
b. field and laboratory testing data*
c. site plan
d. subsurface exploration plan
e. U.S.G.S. mapping

f. A.A.S.C.S. mapping
g. topo map
*All boring/sampling logs field and laboratory testing data sheets must contain the date performed
and the name of the individual responsible for sampling, testing and/or inspection.
1. The consultant must place a designation in this column as follows:

1. which means that the item in question is required and has been adequately
provided on the plat or plans, or
2. N/A which means the item in question is not required and has not been provided
on the plat or plans.
2. The reviewer must place a designation in this column as follows:
1. which means that the item in question is required and has been adequately
provided on the plat or plans,
2. which means the item in question is required but has not been adequately provided on
the plat or plans, or

3. N/A which means the item in question is not required and has not been provided
on the plat or plans.

Anne Arundel County

July 2001

Office of Planning & Zoning


Heritage Complex

2664 Riva Road

Annapolis, MD

EASEMENT PLAT CHECKLIST


GENERAL INFORMATION
Project Name
Subdivision No.

Permit No.

CONSULTANTS CERTIFICATION
I hereby certify, with my signature and seal, that I have personally reviewed the materials submitted with this
checklist and to the best of my ability have insured that the submittal is complete and accurate.

Signature

Date

EASEMENT PLAT CHECKLIST


Status1

Status2

Item Description
8-1/2 x 11" Mylar (no other size is allowed unless on subdivision plat)
Complete Title Block (see attached example)
1) Anne Arundel County Office of Planning & Zoning title block
2) Scale
3) Date
4) Chief Engineer Signature Block and date
2) Easement Title Block completed
1) Title of Easement
2) Name of Project
3) Assessment District
4) County, State
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Surveyor
Graphic Scale
North Arrow with appropriate NAD North labeled
Grid Ticks (minimum of three required)
Status1

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Point of Beginning labeled and coordinated
Easement Area Shown
1) Labeled (designate width, if uniform)
2) Shaded or hatched
3) Square footage and Acreage labeled
All adjacent properties labeled
Right-to-Discharge
1) Symbol
2) RTD Standard Note (see attached) with Signature
Road Rights-of-Way
1) Name of road clearly labeled
2) Width shown
3) Bearings and Distances shown
On-site Property lines shown and labeled
1) Bearings and Distances (on line or in table)
2) Critical points labeled and coordinated
3) Curve data shown (on arc or in table)
1) Radius
2) Arc length
3) Chord bearing

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1) which means that the item in question is required and has been adequately
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Permit No.________________
Revision No. ______________
Date ____________________

Stormwater Management Checklist


(SWM - 1)
Instructions: All stormwater management plan submissions shall contain the following information. Any submissions
brought to the County with missing or incomplete plans, may be rejected and not reviewed until all
necessary information has been provided. It should be noted that not all items contained below will,
necessarily, be required for every project.
Consulting Engineer shall place one of the following marks (as appropriate) on each line
(engineering reviewer shall verify each mark).
N/A - not applicable U - provided
Note:

1.
2.
3.

The following checklist is provided to assist the design professional in developing a complete stormwater
management plan set to expedite review by the Department. All final stormwater management plans submitted
for review are to include a copy of the checklists(s) signed by a registered design professional in responsible
charge with the firm. Submittals made that do not include the checklist will be returned without review,
comments, or approval. Compliance with the checklist, however, in no way is meant to relieve the design
professional of responsibility for project design.

Stormwater Management Report (see Stormwater Management Report Checklist SWM - 1a)
Geotechnical Report (see Geotechnical Report Checklist GR - 1)
Cover Sheet (note: a separate cover sheet will be required when the utility plan set consists of three or more sheets.)
a) Title block (Anne Arundel County Office of Planning and Zoning title block required on all sheets) shall include:
1) Project Name,
2) Project Title
3) Project Type,
4) Scale,
5) Date,
6) Tax Map, Block, and Parcel,
7) Subdivision name and lot number,
8) Assessment District,
9) Site Zoning,
10) Zip Code, and
11) signature and seal of a design professional registered in the State of Maryland (Article 21, Section 2-201).
b) Vicinity Map (minimum 4" x 4")
1) vicinity map shall be located in upper right hand corner.
2) vicinity map shall be oriented with north to the top.
3) scale is shown (generally: 2000' = 1").
4) state and county roads are shown and labeled.
5) site is shown, shaded, and labeled.
6) north arrow shown.
c) Location Plan (show limits of project area or limits of proposed subdivision)
1) scale shall be 1-inch to 200 feet (note: consultant must get county staff approval for use of a smaller scale)
2) north arrow shown.
3) existing and proposed sewer and water lines, valves, and appurtenances are located and labeled.
4) existing and proposed manholes are located and labeled.
5) existing and proposed fire hydrants and coverages (radii, as appropriate) are located and labeled.
6) all flood plain limits have been shown.
7) coverage of individual plan sheet is delineated.
8) all road names are shown.
d) Index of Drawings Table

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1) all drawing titles are shown in table and labeled accordingly.


General Notes
1) appropriate general notes have been added (note: see SWM General Notes List).
2) project specific notes added.
3) a note specifying the watershed in which the project is located.
4) phone number and agency titles correct.
5) pipe material and material class correct.
6) maintenance and inspection notes are correct.
f) Legend
Plan Sheets
a) General Information
1) Recorded plat reference.
2) Zoning
3) North arrow shown with appropriate NAD reference
4) Three (3) coordinate ticks shown.
5) SCS soil types
6) Contours
(a) existing - dashed or screened and labeled
(b) proposed - solid and labeled
7) Critical area boundary, if applicable.
8) Street names and alignment.
9) Property lines with bearings and distances
10) Lot dimensions, lot numbers, and street address numbers.
11) Owners and tax account numbers in all areas up to 200 feet beyond property boundaries.
12) State road labeled on plan, where such roads are shown.
13) Dimensions between street lines and curb lines.
14) Drawing numbers of all proposed adjoining stormwater management plans shown.
15) Right-of-way reference.
16) Scales shown in proper location.
17) Two (2) Benchmarks shown using proper symbol.
(a) Benchmark labeled with number,
(b) description,
(c) and elevation.
18) Soil boring and water table data shown.
19) Existing structures are shown, labeled and using the proper symbol, including
(a) curb and gutter,
(b) utilities,
(c) road,
(d) buildings, and
(e) drainage facilities.
20) Proposed improvements are shown, labeled and using the proper symbol, including
(a) buildings,
(b) roads,
(c) structures,
(d) drainage facilities,
(e) utilities, and
(f) curb and gutter.
21) Right-of-way or easement
(a) is provided where stormwater management is not located within road R/W.
(b) right-of-way or easement size is shown correctly based on depth of facility and buffer width
requirements.
(c) to be indicated on plan and clearly labeled as to existing or proposed.
22) Engineers seal and signature.
b) Environmental Conservation Plan
1) Drawing size shall be 24" x 30"
2) Existing topography including;
(a) roads,
(b) utilities,
(c) buildings, and
e)

4.

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3) The following Primary Environmental Features must be shown on the plan;
(a) Streams and Stream Buffers
(1) Type or Use of stream is clearly labeled.
(2) Buffer is computed and clearly labeled.
(b) Wetland and Wetland buffers.
(c) 100 year Floodplains (see Floodplains checklist FP - 1).
(1) cross-sections shown and labeled.
(2) floodplain easement line shown including bearings and distances.
(3) floodplain limit shown parallel to contours.
4) The following Secondary Environmental Features must be shown on the plan;
(a) Critical Area boundaries, if any
(b) Soil types,
(c) Steep slopes,
(d) Forests,
(e) Cultural resources, and
(f) Other existing topographic features.
c) Drainage Area Maps
1) scale shall be no smaller than 1" = 200' except where this scale would require extra drawings, then it shall be
no smaller than 1" = 500'.
2) entire drainage area must be shown.
3) entire proposed drainage system must be shown schematically, complete with manhole, inlets, structures and
stormwater BMPs.
4) all inlets, manholes, structures, and stormwater Best Management Practices (BMPs) must be labeled.
5) each tributary area shall be lettered or numbered.
6) drainage area labels, total tributary area, time of concentration to points under investigation, rainfall
intensity, and runoff curve numbers shall be shown.
7) the Stormwater Credit Features must be identified and delineated.
8) The site outfall is identified and labeled.
9) The site tributary is identified and labeled.
10) The point of investigation is identified, labeled and is acceptable.
d) Stormwater Management Plans
1) plan of each Stormwater Management BMP showing (as required);
(a) scale shall be 1" = 40' minimum,
(b) each facility labeled in accordance with the 2000 Maryland Stormwater Design Manual (P-1, Micropool
Extended Detention Pond, P-2, Wet Pond, W-4, Pocket Wetland, etc.),
(c) one BMP Group Checklist sheet per BMP (BMP Group 1, BMP Group 2, etc.),
(d) contours spaced as required to clearly illustrate required grading,
(e) spot elevations shown as required to clearly illustrate required grading,
(f) the ten year storm water surface elevation shown in plan as a contour (if applicable),
(g) the one hundred year storm water surface elevation shown in plan as a contour (if applicable),
(h) profile along centerline of structure/embankment,
(i) profile of centerline of principal spillway, showing;
(1) riser structure with inverts,
(2) barrel with inlet and outlet inverts,
(3) anti-seep collars located, dimensioned and labeled,
(4) phreatic line,
(5) water surface elevations for water quality, channel protection volume, flood protection volume,
and extreme flood volume, as required,
(6) top of constructed dam elevation labeled,
(7) top of settled dam elevation labeled, and
(8) embankment side slopes.
(j) profile along centerline of emergency spillway,
(k) soil borings,
(1) shown and labeled at the appropriate locations,
(2) the appropriate number of borings are shown, and
(3) the logs and notes are shown.
(l) cross-section of the emergency spillway at the control section,
(m) Riser structure detail, including
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(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)
(6)

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(o)
(p)
(q)

type,
size and dimensions,
reinforcing,
all orifice(s) dimensioned and labeled,
top elevation,
water surface elevations for water quality, channel protection volume, flood protection volume,
and extreme flood volume, as required,
(7) anti-flotation footing dimensioned and labeled
(8) all inlet and outlet pipes with inverts, and
(9) trash racks.
Trash rack details including;
(1) type of material, and
(2) dimensions.
Note describing that muskrat barriers will be installed at the time of conversion to stormwater
management is included.
Access ramp meets the minimum requirements.
Fencing, if required, meets the standards in the Design Manual.

Applicants Certification
I, the undersigned, hereby certify that the attached Stormwater Management Plans submittal includes all items required
by Article 21 of the Anne Arundel County Code. I understand that if any of the items required are found to be missing
from the submittal, the Stormwater Management Plan will not be acceptable for review and will be returned as
incomplete. The applicant is aware of this criteria and will accept all responsibility for delays due to incomplete
submittals. I am enclosing an explanation for each item which I feel is not required and, therefore, has not been included
in this submittal package.

Design Professionals signature

Date

NOTE: DESIGN PROFESSIONAL MUST SIGN AND SEAL THIS CHECKLIST


SEAL

Review Engineers signature

Date

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Permit No.________________
Revision No. ______________
Date ____________________

BMP Group 1 Checklist


Stormwater Ponds
Instructions: All stormwater management plan submissions that use a Stormwater Pond from BMP Group 4 (P-1;
micropool extended detention pond, P-2;wet pond, P-3; wet extended detention pond, P-4; multiple pond
system, and P-5; pocket pond) shall contain the following information for each facility that is a Stormwater
Pond. Any submissions brought to the County with missing or incomplete plans, may be rejected and not
reviewed until all necessary information has been provided. It should be noted that not all items contained
below will, necessarily, be required for every project.
Consulting Engineer shall place one of the following marks (as appropriate) on each line
(engineering reviewer shall verify each mark).
N/A - not applicable U - provided
Note:

1.

The following checklist is provided to assist the design professional in developing a complete stormwater
management plan set and to expedite review by the Department. All final stormwater management plans
submitted for review are to include a copy of the checklists(s) signed by a registered design professional in
responsible charge with the firm. Submittals made that do not include the checklist will be returned without
review, comments, or approval. Compliance with the checklist, however, in no way is meant to relieve the
design professional of responsibility for project design.

Performance Criteria for BMP #_________ (see 2000 Maryland Stormwater Design Manual page 3.8)
a) Stormwater Ponds Feasibility Criteria
1) minimum contributing drainage area of 10 acres, unless for pocket pond,
2) Army Corps of Engineers Section 404 permit and/or MDE Wetlands permit for ponds located within
jurisdictional waters, including wetlands,
3) dam safety permit from MDE Dam Safety Division for ponds located within USE III watersheds, proposed
embankment of 20 feet or greater, a contributing drainage area of one square mile or greater and/or a high or
intermediate hazard structure as classified by MD Dam Safety Manual,
4) design and construction in accordance with the latest version of the NRCS-MD 378 Pond Code Standards
and Specifications for Small Pond Design, and SCD approval.
5) design to significantly reduce and/or eliminate thermal impacts on cold water streams (Use III and IV)
b) Stormwater Ponds Conveyance Criteria
1) a forebay at each inlet, unless the inlet provides less than 10% of the total design storm inflow,
2) applicable modifications to the channel immediately below the pond outfall to prevent erosion,
c) Stormwater Ponds Pretreatment Criteria
3) provision of a separate cell sediment forebay or equivalent upstream pretreatment,
4) size the forebay to contain 0.1 inches per impervious acre to count towards the total Wqv requirements,
5) non-erosive exit velocities from the forebay,
6) hardened bottom of forebay using concrete, paver blocks, reinforced grass, etc.,
7) fixed vertical sediment depth marker in forebay to measure deposition overtime.
c) Stormwater Ponds Treatment Criteria
1) design to capture and treat the computed WQv through any combination of permanent pool, extended
detention or wetland,
2) separate routing for Wqv and Cpv storage, if extended detention is provided in a pond,
3) maximum possible flow paths from inflow points to outlets.
d) Stormwater Ponds Landscaping Criteria
1) the perimeter of all deep permanent pools (deeper than 4 feet) surrounded by two benches with a minimum
combined width of 15 feet,

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e)

f)

2) maximum slope of the safety bench is 6%,


3) landscape plan for a pond and its buffer in accordance with the State landscaping guidance,
4) large and deep holes around the proposed planting sites backfilled with loose topsoil,
5) a 25 feet outward buffer from the maximum water surface elevation of the pond,
6) clearance within 15 feet of the toe of the embankment and 25 feet of the principal spillway structure.
Stormwater Ponds Maintenance Criteria
1) Maintenance access easement at a minimum of 12 feet wide, and have a maximum slope of 15%,
2) minimum diameter of 3 inches for the low orifice and adequate protection from clogging,
3) use of a submerged reverse-slope pipe or alternative methods other than the horizontal perforated pipe,
4) location of the riser within the embankment for maintenance, safety and aesthetics,
5) drain pipe to completely or partially drain the pond within 24 hours,
6) a note to notify the approving jurisdiction before draining a pond,
7) valve controls inside the riser at a point to prevent inundation, and provide safe operation,
8) no unauthorized access to riser openings, and include safety railings for tops that are more than 4 feet high,
9) fence all endwalls above pipe outfalls greater than 48 inches in diameter.
Additional Criteria required by Anne Arundel County Practices and Procedures Manual
1) Stormwater ponds located within USE III (Jabez Branch) watersheds have obtained small pond approval
from SCD or a dam safety permit from the MDE Dam Safety Division and are designed by a professional
engineer.
2) Any other stormwater management BMP pond has followed the latest version of the NRCS-MD 378 Pond
Code Standards and Specifications for Small Pond Design, obtain approval from the local SCD, and been
designed by a professional engineer.
3) Any stormwater ponds designed in USE III and IV watersheds must be designed to significantly reduce
and/or eliminate thermal impacts (the Department may prohibit the use of stormwater management ponds on
coldwater streams capable of supporting trout). Therefore, to minimize temperature increases caused by
new development in USE III watersheds, stormwater management pond designs must:
(a) minimize permanent pools;
(b) limit extended detention times for Cpv to 12 hours;
(c) provide shading for pools and channels by adding landscaping and plantings within the pond;
(d) maintain existing forested buffers; and
(e) bypass available baseflow and/or springflow.
4) Each pond shall have a sediment forebay or equivalent upstream pretreatment. The forebay shall consist of
a separate cell, formed by an acceptable barrier. The bottom of the forebay shall be hardened (e.g. using
concrete, paver blocks, Class II or grouted riprap, reinforced grass, etc.) to make sediment removal easier.
A fixed vertical sediment depth marker shall be installed in the forebay to measure sediment deposition over
time.
5) Note containing the following is on plans. Large and deep holes shall be excavated around the proposed
planting sites, and shall be backfilled with uncompacted topsoil. Planting holes should be at least 6" larger
than the diameter of the rootball of balled and burlap stock, and 3" wider for container grown stock. This
practice should enable the stock to develop unconfined root systems. Avoid species that require full shade,
are susceptible to winterkill, or are prone to wind damage. Extra mulching around the base of the tree or
shrub is strongly recommended as a means of conserving moisture and suppressing weeds.
6) The use of horizontal perforated pipe protected by geotextile and gravel is not recommended.

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STAFF ONLY
Permit No.________________
Revision No. ______________
Date ____________________

BMP Group 2 Checklist


Stormwater Wetland
Instructions: All stormwater management plan submissions that use a Stormwater Wetland from BMP Group 2 (W1through W-4) shall contain the following information for each facility that is a Stormwater Wetland. Any
submissions brought to the County with missing or incomplete plans, may be rejected and not reviewed until
all necessary information has been provided. It should be noted that not all items contained below will,
necessarily, be required for every project.
Consulting Engineer shall place one of the following marks (as appropriate) on each line
(engineering reviewer shall verify each mark).
N/A - not applicable U - provided
Note:

1.

The following checklist is provided to assist the design professional in developing a complete stormwater
management plan set to expedite review by the Department. All final stormwater management plans submitted
for review are to include a copy of the checklists(s) signed by a registered design professional in responsible
charge with the firm. Submittals made that do not include the checklist will be returned without review,
comments, or approval. Compliance with the checklist, however, in no way is meant to relieve the design
professional of responsibility for project design.

Performance Criteria for BMP #_________ (see 2000 Maryland Stormwater Design Manual page 3.25)
a) Stormwater Wetland Feasibility Criteria
1) Analysis to assess Stormwater Wetland ability to maintain water balance without complete draw-down
during thirty day drought in summer season is provided. (Shortcut assessment may be found in Appendix
D.3 of the state manual)
2) Section 404 permit is provided for Stormwater Wetland located within jurisdictional waters.
3) Stormwater Wetland is founded at seasonal high groundwater table or underlying soil meets permeability
rate as outlined in Chapter 4 of the county design manual.
b) Stormwater Wetland Conveyance Criteria
1) Inflow to outflow path length through Stormwater Wetland is maximized by meandering or circuitous
routing.
c) Stormwater Wetland Pretreatment Criteria
1) Fore-bay is located at the inlet and micro-pool is located at the outlet of the Stormwater Wetland.
d) Stormwater Wetland Treatment Criteria
1) The surface area of the complex is either one-percent of the contributing drainage area for a Stormwater
Wetland or one and one-half percent for a shallow Stormwater Wetland.
2) Either 25% of the Wqv is in deepwater zones of depth greater then four feet or between 10-25% of the
volume is in deepwater zones if the Stormwater Wetland is locate where thermal impact are of concern.
3) Extended detention volume is not more then 50% of total storage volume.
4) Maximum water surface elevation is not more then three feet above normal pool elevation.
e) Stormwater Wetland Landscaping Criteria
1) Method to establish and maintain wetland species coverage for life of Stormwater Wetland is detailed on
plans, including methods to deal with naturally occurring invasive native and non-native species.
2) Wetland species habitat zones are indicated on plan and species are selected based upon zones.
3) Planting configuration, quantity of planting, and species are appropriate for size and location of Stormwater
Wetland.
4) Sequence of construction and material listing includes soil bed preparation, additive mixture and appropriate

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soil testing requirements.


5) Soil for Stormwater Wetland mulch is not borrowed from natural wetlands or appropriate permits for
removal are to be obtained. Indicate permit number if appropriate.
6) Stormwater Wetland Maintenance Criteria
(a) Note for bonding of two year maintenance agreement indicating a minimum of 50% of each habitat
zone be established in thriving vegetation or removal of invasive species and reinforcement planting
will be required is on plans.
Additional Criteria required by Anne Arundel County Practices and Procedures Manual
1) When the stormwater wetland is located where thermal impacts are a primary concern (e.g., Use III
watersheds), at least 10% but not more than 25% of the total WQv is in deepwater zones with a minimum
depth of four feet (the forebay and micropool may meet this criteria).
2) A wetland buffer shall extend 25 feet outward from the maximum water surface elevation (100 Year storm
event), with an additional 15 foot setback to structures.

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STAFF ONLY
Permit No.________________
Revision No. ______________
Date ____________________

BMP Group 3 Checklist


Stormwater Infiltration
Instructions: All stormwater management plan submissions that use a Stormwater Infiltration from BMP Group 3 (I-1;
infiltration trench, I-2; infiltration basin) shall contain the following information for each facility that is a
Stormwater Infiltration. Any submissions brought to the County with missing or incomplete plans, may be
rejected and not reviewed until all necessary information has been provided. It should be noted that not all
items contained below will, necessarily, be required for every project.
Consulting Engineer shall place one of the following marks (as appropriate) on each line
(engineering reviewer shall verify each mark).
N/A - not applicable U - provided
Note:

1.

The following checklist is provided to assist the design professional in developing a complete stormwater
management plan set to expedite review by the Department. All final stormwater management plans submitted
for review are to include a copy of the checklists(s) signed by a registered design professional in responsible
charge with the firm. Submittals made that do not include the checklist will be returned without review,
comments, or approval. Compliance with the checklist, however, in no way is meant to relieve the design
professional of responsibility for project design.

Performance Criteria for BMP #_________ (see 2000 Maryland Stormwater Design Manual page 3.28)
a) Infiltration Feasibility Criteria
1) infiltration rate (f) exceeds 1.02 inches per hour,
2) number of boring test holes is at least one hole per 5000 square feet of facility,
3) borings performed in accordance with Chapter 4 of the Anne Arundel County Stormwater Management
Practices and Procedures Manual,
4) facility not located in fill slopes,
5) facility not located on slopes greater than 15%,
6) if project is a hotspot adequate pretreatment is provided to remove hydrocarbons, trace metals or toxicants,
7) infiltration is not used in karst area,
8) bottom of facility is, at least, four feet above seasonally high water table, or bedrock,
9) maximum contributing drainage area is, generally, less than 5 acres.
b) Infiltration Conveyance Criteria
1) overland flow has been evaluated to preclude erosive concentrated flow,
2) facility has been designed to fully de-water the entire WQv within 48 hours,
3) truncated hydrograph method is used if facility is design to manage the Cpv or Qp.
c) Infiltration Pretreatment Criteria
1) Pretreatment Volume
(a) minimum of 25% of WQv is pretreated (if the infiltration rate (f) is less than 2.00 inches per hour),
(b) minimum of 50% of WQv is pretreated (if the infiltration rate (f) is greater than 2.00 inches per hour),
(c) exit velocity from pretreatment device is non-erosive.
2) Pretreatment Techniques to Prevent Clogging
(a) there are at least three pretreatment techniques per trench;
(1) grass channel,
(2) grass filter strip,
(3) bottom sand layer,
(4) upper sand layer,
(5) use of washed non-graded aggregate.
d) Infiltration Treatment Criteria

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1) facility must exfiltrate the entire WQv (minus the pretreatment) through the bottom of facility.
Infiltration Landscaping Criteria
1) dense vegetative cover shall be established in upstream drainage area prior to the facility accepting any
runoff,
2) sequence of construction clearly states that contributing drainage area must be completely stable before
construction of the facility may begin.
f) Infiltration Maintenance Criteria
1) Facility may not be designed to serve as sediment control device,
2) sediment control plan clearly shows how sediment will be prevented from entering infiltration site,
3) observation well shown in each infiltration facility and consists of;
(a) perforated PVC pipe, and
(b) a lockable cap,
4) de-watering device included incase of failure,
5) direct access is provided to each infiltration facility for maintenance and rehabilitation.
g) Additional Criteria required by Anne Arundel County Practices and Procedures Manual
1) Underlying soils shall have an infiltration rate (f) of 1.02 inches per hour or greater, as initially determined
from NRCS soil textural classification, to be suitable for infiltration, and subsequently confirmed by field
geotechnical tests, in accordance with Chapter 4 of the Anne Arundel County Practices and Procedures
Manual.
2) Soils shall have a clay content of less than 15% and a silt/clay content of less than 40%.
3) Infiltration shall be prohibited within areas of karst topography.
4) The maximum contributing area to an individual infiltration practice shall be less than 5 acres.
5) If stormwater runoff is delivered by a storm drain pipe or along the main conveyance system, the infiltration
practice shall be designed as an off-line practice.
6) An adequate, non-erosive outfall shall be provided for the overflow associated with the ten-year design
storm event (i.e. non-erosive velocities on the down-slope conveyance).
7) Infiltration designs includesdewatering methods in the event of failure.

e)

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Permit No.________________
Revision No. ______________
Date ____________________

BMP Group 4 Checklist


Stormwater Filtering Systems
Instructions: All stormwater management plan submissions that use a Stormwater Filtering Systems from BMP Group 4 (F-1;
surface sand filter, F-2;underground sand filter, F-3; perimeter sand filter, F-4; organic sand filter, F-5; pocket
sand filter, and F-6; bioretention) shall contain the following information for each facility that is a Stormwater
Filtering System. Any submissions brought to the County with missing or incomplete plans, may be rejected and
not reviewed until all necessary information has been provided. It should be noted that not all items contained
below will, necessarily, be required for every project.
Consulting Engineer shall place one of the following marks (as appropriate) on each line (engineering
reviewer shall verify each mark).
N/A - not applicable U - provided
Note:

1.

The following checklist is provided to assist the design professional in developing a complete stormwater
management plan set to expedite review by the Department. All final stormwater management plans submitted for
review are to include a copy of the checklists(s) signed by a registered design professional in responsible charge with
the firm. Submittals made that do not include the checklist will be returned without review, comments, or approval.
Compliance with the checklist, however, in no way is meant to relieve the design professional of responsibility for
project design.

Performance Criteria for BMP #_________ (see 2000 Maryland Stormwater Design Manual page 3.31)
a) Stormwater Filtering Feasibility Criteria
1) use as private stormwater management practices, or on capital projects,
2) maximum contributing area to an individual system is 10 acres,
3) full sedimentation pretreatment technique for drainage areas with imperviousness less than 75%.
b) Stormwater Filtering Conveyance Criteria
1) a flow regulator to divert the Wqv to the filtering practice (designed off-line),
2) a non-erosive outlet point for the ten-year storm overflow,
3) equipped with a minimum 4" perforated pipe underdrain in a gravel layer.
c) Stormwater Filtering Pretreatment Criteria
1) a minimum of 25% of the computed Wqv pretreated prior to filter media.
d) Stormwater Filtering Treatment Criteria
1) design the entire system (including pretreatment) to temporary hold a minimum of 75% of the Wqv prior to
filtration,
2) sand filters have a minimum filter bed depth of 12",
3) filter media conforms to the specifications listed in Table B.3.1 (Appendix B.3) of the State Manual,
4) bioretention systems consist of the treatment components shown on Figure 3.17 of the State Manual.
e) Stormwater Filtering Landscaping Criteria
1) establishment of dense and vigorous vegetative cover over the contributing drainage area before allowing runoff
into the facility,
2) landscape plan for bioretention areas per the State Landscape Guidance (Appendix A of the State Manual).
f) Stormwater Filtering Maintenance Criteria
1) clean/repair sediment chambers when drawdown times in the chambers exceed 36 hours,
2) remove and dispose in an acceptable manner the top few inches of discolored filtering material, when filtering
capacity diminishes (when water ponds on filter surface for more than 72 hours),
3) a minimum of 6" drop at the inlet of bioretention facilities,
4) provide direct access to the pretreatment area and the filter bed,
5) construction conformance to the specifications outlined in Appendix B.3 of the State Manual.
g) Additional Criteria required by Anne Arundel County Practices and Procedures Manual
1) BMP Group 4 shall only be used as private stormwater management practices, or on capital projects.
2) The maximum contributing area to an individual stormwater filtering system shall be less than 10 acres.

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APPENDIX

Easement
Sizing
Criteria

UNDERGROUND FACILITY
and
STORM DRAIN PIPE
EASEMENT SIZING CRITERIA
Note: The following charts or matrices shall be used to establish the size of permanent and temporary
easements on the basis of pipe size and the pipe depth needed to install the storm drains and the depth to the
bottom of the facility in order to install an underground device. The consultant must use the following
information and tables to establish the width of all permanent and temporary utility easements.
PERMANENT EASEMENT WIDTH FOR
STORM DRAIN PIPE INSTALLATION
(Table 1)
Depth of Excavation (feet)

Pi
pe
Di
a
m
et
er
(f
ee
t)

10

12

14

16

18

20

22

24

26

28

30

15

15

15

20

20

20

25

25

25

25

25

30

30

35

40

40

15

15

20

20

20

25

25

25

25

25

30

30

35

35

40

45

15

20

20

20

25

25

25

25

25

30

30

35

35

40

40

45

20

20

20

25

25

25

25

30

30

35

35

35

40

45

45

20

25

25

25

25

30

30

30

35

35

40

45

50

4
5

40
6
7

25

25

25

25

30

30

35

35

35

40

45

45

50

25

30

30

30

30

35

35

35

40

45

50

50

Note:
1.
Pipes shall be placed along centerline of the easement.
2. Any pipes not placed along centerline of easement shall have, at least, half of the width noted in
above table on either side of the pipe.
3. If more than one pipe (at different depths or different pipe sizes, etc.) is within the easement, then
half of the width noted in the above table for that pipe, at that depth, shall be placed on the outside
edge of that pipe. The same procedure should be done for the other pipe. The total width of the
easement, as determined above, shall not be less than the largest easement required for any of the
pipes within the easement.
PERMANENT EASEMENT WIDTH FOR
UNDERGROUND SWM FACILITY INSTALLATION
(Table 2)
Depth to Bottom of Facility (feet)
Easement Width from Edge of Device
(feet)

0-6

6-12

12-22

2224

2428

2830

7.5

10

12.5

15

17.5

20

Notes:
1.
The easement width specified above shall extend from the edge of the facility to the outside edge of
the easement (on all sides of the device).

2.

If one side of the facility is deeper than another then the easement width will be correspondingly
larger.
TEMPORARY CONSTRUCTION EASEMENT
Permanent Easement Size

Temporary Construction
Easement Width (feet)

(from Table
1)

(from Table
2)

15

7.5

10

20

10

10

25

12.5

15

30

15

15

35

17.5

15

40

20

20

45

n/a

20

50

n/a

20

Note:
1.
Temporary easement will, in all probability, be cleared in its entirety. Any reforestation
requirements must be clearly spelled out on the plat and plans.
2. Any requirements for the temporary easement must be noted on the plat and plans.

How to Handle the Abrupt Easement Width Changes

APPENDIX

Sample
Standard
Notes &
Tables

Sample Standard Notes


OUTFALL STATEMENT:
The outfall statement is placed on the plans to establish, clearly, the condition, quality and description of the outfall
and the ground downstream of the outfall (keep in mind the definition of Outfall is where the proposed conveyance
system meets the existing conveyance system). The outfall statement will also certify that a field investigation was
performed on a certain date by certain company and that the type of predominant vegetative cover and the channel
configuration are ... whatever ... and that adverse impacts (see definition of adverse impacts) such as erosion,
sedimentation, or flooding, are or are not occurring, and will not occur, as a result of the proposed development.
Examples of this statement are as follows (although the following examples are fictitious, they represent the level of
detail and information necessary for approval of the SWM plans):
Sample Outfall Statement # 1
A field investigation of outfall #3 and the ground downstream of outfall #3 was performed on April 13,
2002 by the ABC Engineering Company. Outfall #3 is located where the 24-inch concrete pipe carrying
the discharge from Wet Extended Detention Pond #1 enters an existing grassed swale south of lot #117
in Open Space D. The roughly trapezoidal, grassed swale is currently stable and conveys the runoff in a
southeasterly direction toward the eastern property line. There is no evidence of flooding, or
sedimentation. However, there are indications of erosion and the computations confirm erosive
velocities exceeding 6 feet per second. Therefore, Wet Extended Detention Pond #1 was designed to
reduce these velocities below 6.0 feet per second (actually they are projected to be 5.3 fps in the ten year
storm event) and the plans show the developer sodding portions of the downstream swale where the
erosion is worst. The grassed swale ultimately discharges into a dedicated 100-year floodplain prior to
leaving the site at the eastern property line.

GENERAL STORMWATER MANAGEMENT PLAT NOTE:


Stormwater management for this project shall be approved in accordance with Article 16, Title 3 of the Anne Arundel
County ordinance, and the approved stormwater management plans are on file with the Office of Planning and Zoning.

GENERAL STORMWATER MANAGEMENT NOTES:


These are notes that generally, will go on all stormwater management plans. If a particular note is not appropriate, then
it should not be added to the plans.
General Stormwater Management Notes:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
3/1/2006

Coordinates are based on the Maryland State Coordinate System NAD 27 (or 83) DATUM projected by
the Department of Public Works of Anne Arundel County, Maryland.
Elevations are based on the U.S.C. and G.S. 1929 DATUM projected by the Anne Arundel County
Department of Planning and Zoning.
All construction shall be in accordance with Anne Arundel County Department of Public Works
standard details, as currently accepted.
Necessary precautions shall be taken by the Contractor to protect existing services and mains, and any
damage to them due to their negligence shall be repaired immediately at the contractors expense.
The existing utilities and obstructions shown are from the best available records and shall be verified by
the contractor to his own satisfaction before starting construction. Neither the owner nor Anne Arundel
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6.

7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.

County Department of Public Works warrant or guarantee the completeness or the correctness of the
information given.
It shall be distinctly understood that failure to specifically mention any work, which would normally be
required to complete the project shall not relieve the contractor of his responsibility to perform such
work.
The contractor shall notify BGE, (410) 234-5691, five (5) working days before starting work shown on
these drawings.
The contractor shall notify the C & P Telephone Company, (301) 393-3648, five (5) working days
before starting work shown on these drawings.
The contractor shall notify the Anne Arundel County Department of Inspections and Permits, (410) 2227970, five (5) working days before starting work shown on the drawings.
The contractor shall notify Miss Utility@ 1-800-257-7777 five (5) working days before starting work
shown on these drawings.
All utility poles shall be braced as necessary at contractor=s expense. Utility poles shall be relocated at
the owners expense in cases where they will interfere with construction.
Pipe elevations refer to inverts unless otherwise noted.
All stormdrain pipes are reinforced concrete pipe (RCP) unless otherwise noted.

STORMWATER MANAGEMENT CREDIT NOTES:


If credits are used as part of the stormwater management for the site, a note must be added to the stormwater
management plans, for each credit utilized, indicating the type of the credit employed, the physical limits (extent) of
the credit, and what part of the stormwater management requirements the credit satisfies. Typical examples of two of
the Stormwater Management Credit Notes are given below.
Sample Stormwater Management Credit Notes:
Natural Area Conservation Credit Note:
The 7.89 acres of forest, wetland, and floodplain area to the west of lots 14 through 43 has been placed in a permanent
forest conservation easement. This area has been used as a non-structural stormwater management practice (the
Natural Conservation Credit) and, therefore, must remain in a non-disturbed state. This credit is providing 50% of the
required Water Quality Volume (WQv), and reduces the RCN from 82 to 78 for the Channel Protection Volume (Cpv),
the Flood Protection Volume (Qp), and the Extreme Flood Volume (Qf).
Disconnection of Rooftop Runoff Credit Note:
Half of the square footage of the roofs on lots 116 through 138 are draining via sheetflow to the rear of the lots and lots
112 through 115 are draining to bio-retention areas in accordance with the requirements of the Disconnection of
Rooftop Runoff Credit in the Maryland Stormwater Design Manual. These areas have been used as non-structural
stormwater management practices (the Disconnection of Rooftop Runoff Credit) and, therefore, must remain in a nondisturbed state. This credit is providing 88% of the required Water Quality Volume (WQv), 40% of the Recharge
Volume (Rev), and reduces the RCN from 78 to 76 for the Channel Protection Volume (Cpv), the Flood Protection
Volume (Qp), and the Extreme Flood Volume (Qf).

RIGHT-TO-DISCHARGE STATEMENT:
Any time a right-to-discharge is required (see Chapter 3.F.3) from a downstream property owner, the right-to-discharge
statement must be added to the plat for all downstream property owners who must grant a right-to-discharge.
Standard Right-to-discharge Statement:
3/1/2006

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I/We, name of person or corporation their heirs, legal representatives, personal representatives, successors
and assigns hereby grant(s) to name of grantee the perpetual right to discharge the flow of water from such
necessary drainage facilities and appurtenances to adequately drain the natural watershed and adjacent
properties into existing waterways and/or natural drainage courses and/or upon the existing ground. Such
discharge points are indicated by the symbol
, as shown graphically on this plat.
STORMWATER MANAGEMENT NOTE:
An explanation of all stormwater management solutions for all of the minimum sizing criteria requirements must be
provided for each along with a summary table as shown below:
Sample Stormwater Management Note #1:
1.

2.

3.

4.

The Recharge Volume (Rev) for 0.83 acres of the building rooftop and approximately 1.3 acres of the
parking lot are treated by providing an on-site private structural infiltration storage area (SWM Practice
#1) around parking lot inlet I-2 which is located 100 feet southeast of the proposed building (insert
Maryland State Plane NAD 83 coordinates). The Recharge Volume for the remaining rooftop and the
remaining1.4 acres of the parking lot and entrance road is treated by a bio-retention area (SWM Practice
#2) adjacent to inlet I-7 in the northeast portion of the parking lot.
The Water Quality Volume (WQv) for the entire building rooftop and approximately 2.7 acres of
parking lot is treated by providing an on-site private shallow wetland with a forebay (SWM Practice #3)
located 150 feet east and northeast of the proposed building (insert Maryland State Plane NAD 83
coordinates).
The Channel Protection Volume (Cpv) and the Flood Protection Volume (Qp10) are treated by providing
sufficient storage above the shallow wetland Water Quality Volume storage in the an on-site private
shallow wetland with a forebay (SWM Practice #3).
Qf is not required as the downstream analysis (see SWM Plan sheet 6 of 7) indicated that there would be
no flooding downstream of the project, and the project is not located in a floodplain.

STORMWATER MANAGEMENT SUMMARY TABLE

Symbol

Volume
Required
(acre-feet)

SWM Practice

Water Quality
Volume

(WQv)

0.167

SWM Practice #3

Recharge Volume

(Rev)

0.046

SWM Practice #1,


SWM Practice #2

Rev is included within the WQv storage

Channel Protection
Storage Volume

(Cpv)

0.204

SWM Practice #3

Cpv release rate is 0.10 cfs

Overbank Flood
Protection

(Qp10)

0.360

SWM Practice #3

10-year release rate is 6.0 cfs

(Qf)

N/A

N/A

Minimum Sizing
Criteria

Extreme Flood

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Notes

Safe passage for the 100-year storm


event is provided.

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Private Stormwater Management Practices


Maintenance and Inspection Notes
The following notes are required when the particular type of stormwater management practice is used. Notes must be
included on the stormwater management plans.
Group 1 Stormwater Management Ponds:
1. Wet weather inspections must be conducted after major storms during the first year after construction then
annually thereafter to ensure that the pond is operating as designed and intended. Inspections shall examine
for evidence of clogging, excessive flow rate, erosion, condition of embankment, cracking, leakage or tree
growth on embankment, sedimentation, adequacy of inflows and outflows, etc. Inspections should be
performed with As-Built plans in hand.
2. The upper stages, buffer, side slopes, embankment, emergency spillway of a pond must be mowed at least
twice a year to prevent woody growth and control weeds.
More frequent mowing may be required in residential areas as needed.
3. Debris and litter removal shall be ensured during regular mowing operations.
4. Any slumping or erosion of pond side slopes, emergency spillway and embankment will require immediate
repair. Additional regrading, revegetation and repair or replacement of rip rap aprons may be required as
necessary to address the erosion problem.
5. Sediment removal must be performed when 50% of the total forebay capacity has been diminished. Sediment
removal from ponds not managing runoff from designated hotspots can safely disposed as land application or
land filling. Sediment removal from ponds managing runoff from designated hotspots may be considered toxic
or hazardous material and will require sediment testing prior to sediment disposal.
6. Any cracking or leakage at outflow pipes will require immediate replacement.
7. Clear vehicular access must be maintained to control structures for regular maintenance responsibilities and
operations.
Group 2 Stormwater Management Wetlands:
1. Wet weather inspections must be conducted after major storms during the first year after construction then
annually thereafter to ensure that the pond is operating as designed and intended. Inspections shall examine
for evidence of clogging, excessive flow rate, erosion, condition of embankment, cracking, leakage or tree
growth on embankment, sedimentation, adequacy of inflows and outflows, etc. Inspections should be
performed with As-Built plans in hand.
2. The upper stages, buffer, side slopes, embankment, emergency spillway of a pond must be mowed at least
twice a year to prevent woody growth and control weeds. More frequent mowing may be required in
residential areas as needed. Extreme caution shall be provided to ensure that the plated wetland areas are not
mowed, damaged or disturbed.
3. Debris and litter removal shall be ensured during regular mowing operations.
4. Any slumping or erosion of pond side slopes, emergency spillway and embankment will require immediate
repair. Additional regrading, revegetation and repair or replacement of rip rap aprons may be required as
necessary to address the erosion problem.
5. Sediment removal must be considered as a regular maintenance operation and should be properly disposed.
6. Any cracking or leakage at outflow pipes will require immediate replacement
7. A five year inspection, maintenance and replacement period is required each wetland planting has been
installed and an acceptance certification by a qualified environmental consultant (selected by the applicant and
acceptable to the County) has been provided to the County. (This exceeds the States requirement of a
reinforcement planting plan if a minimum 50% coverage is not achieved in the planted wetland zones after the
second growing season).
8. Clear vehicular access must be maintained to control structures for regular maintenance responsibilities and
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operations.
9. A schedule for the proposed wetland planting installation shall be provided on plans.
10. Inspection of the wetland plantings must be by a qualified environmental consultant selected by the applicant
and acceptable to the County.
Group 3 Stormwater Management Infiltration:
1. Infiltration Basins:
1. Wet weather inspections must be conducted after major storms during the first year after construction then
annually thereafter to ensure that the pond is operating as designed and intended. Inspections shall examine
for evidence of clogging, excessive flow rate, erosion, condition of embankment, cracking, leakage or tree
growth on embankment, sedimentation, adequacy of inflows and outflows, etc. Inspections should be
performed with As-Built plans in hand.
2. The upper stages, buffer, side slopes, embankment, emergency spillway of a pond must be mowed at least
twice a year to prevent woody growth and control weeds. More frequent mowing may be required in
residential areas as needed.
3. Debris and litter removal shall be ensured during regular mowing operations.
4. Any slumping or erosion of pond side slopes, emergency spillway and embankment will require immediate
repair. Additional regrading, revegetation and repair or replacement of rip rap aprons may be required as
necessary to address the erosion problem.
5. Sediment removal must be considered as a regular maintenance operation and should be properly disposed.
Sediment removal should occur when bottom of basin is thoroughly dry. The top layer should be removed
with light equipment without compacting the basin floor then till with a rotary tiller to restore. Any disturbed
areas should be stabilized immediately.
6. Any cracking or leakage at outflow pipes will require immediate replacement
7. Clear vehicular access must be maintained to control structures for regular maintenance responsibilities and
operations.
B. Infiltration Trenches:
2. The infiltration trench must be inspected several times during the first few months of operations after major
storms, then annually thereafter. Inspections shall examine evidence of surface ponding, clogging, etc. Water
levels in observation wells should be recorded over a several day period to check trench drainage.
3. Buffer strips must be inspected annually. Growth should be vigorous and dense. Any bare spots, burned out
areas, or eroded areas must be re-seeded or re-sodded immediately. Watering and/or fertilization should be
provided during the first few months after strip is established and may periodically be needed during periods of
drought.
4. Buffer strips must be mowed at least twice a year to prevent woody growth and for proper maintenance. More
frequent mowing may be required in residential areas. Extreme care should be taken to ensure that buffer strip
is not mowed too short and that baggers be used to prevent clippings from clogging the trench.
5. The pre-treatment inlets of underground trenches should be checked periodically and cleaned out when
sediment depletes more than 10% of the available capacity. Sediment removal can be performed manually or
by use of a vacuum pump. Inlet and outlet pipes must be checked for clogging and vandalism.
6. Any adjacent trees may require trimming to ensure that the drip-line does not extend over a trench surface so
that tree leaves do not clog the trench. Any seedling growth that develops in vicinity of a trench should be
removed to prevent root puncture which may cause sediment to enter trench.
7. Clogging of surface trenches can be addressed by carefully removing the top layer of stone, removing clogged
filter fabric, installing new filter fabric and cleaning or replacing the top stone layer.
8. Rehabilitation of a clogged underground trench required the removal of the topsoil, vegetation or structural
(paved, concrete, etc) layer, removal of the protective plastic layer, removal of the entire stone aggregate layer,
removal of the bottom filter fabric, tilling of the subsoil layer to promote better infiltration and then
replacement of each layer.
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Group 4 Stormwater Management Filtering Systems:


1. Underground Filter Systems:
1. The sediment chamber outlet devices must be cleaned or repaired when the drawdown times within the
chamber exceeds 36 hours.
2. Trash and debris shall be removed as necessary.
3. Sediment removal from the sedimentation chamber shall be performed when the sediment accumulates a depth
that exceeds six inches.
4. Vegetation within the sedimentation chamber shall not exceed a height of 18 inches.
5. Filter bed replacement may be required when the filtering capacity is significantly diminished.
2. Surface Filtering Systems:
1. Filtering systems must be inspected regularly. When ponding is evident on the surface of the filter bed for
more than 72 hours, the top few inches of discolored material shall be removed and replaced with fresh
material and disposed of properly.
2. Silt/sediment removal shall be performed when sediment accumulates a depth that exceeds one inch.
3. Filters with a grass cover shall be mowed a minimum of three times per growing season to maintain grass
heights that do not exceed 12 inches.
4. Dead or diseased plant material shall be replaced. Areas devoid of mulch should be re-mulched on an annual
basis.
5. Direct maintenance access to the pre-treatment area and filter bed shall be maintained.
6. Vigorous and dense growth should be maintained. Any bare spots, burned out areas, or eroded areas must be
re-seeded or re-sodded immediately. Watering and/or fertilization should be provided during the first few
months after strip is established and may periodically be needed during periods of drought.
Group 5 Stormwater Management Open Channel Systems:
1. All open channel systems and filter strips shall be inspected periodically during the first few months or years
until adequately established then annually thereafter. Inspections should examine for evidence of damage by
vehicular of foot traffic, encroachment, erosion, density of vegetation, concentrated flows
2. Vigorous and dense growth should be maintained. Any bare spots, burned out areas, or eroded areas must be
re-seeded or re-sodded immediately. Watering and/or fertilization should be provided during the first few
months after strip is established and may periodically be needed during periods of drought.
3. Mowing of open channel systems and grass filter strips must be performed as required during the growing
season to maintain grass heights at 4-6 inches.
4. Mowing of wet swales with wetland vegetation of other low maintenance ground cover may not require
frequent mowing.
5. Sediment build-up within the bottom of the channel or filter strip must be removed when 25% of the original
water quality volume has been exceeded.
Group 6 Non- Structural Stormwater Management Measures:
This section is currently being developed.

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APPENDIX

RCNs Zoning Land


Use

Runoff Curve Numbers (RCN) by Zoning Land Use


Runoff Curve Numbers (RCN) by Zoning
Zoning Types

Soil Type
A3

Soil Type
B3

Soil Type C

Soil Type D

5%

44

64

76

81

RLD

10%

47

66

77

82

R-1

20%

51

68

79

84

R-2

25%

54

70

80

85

R-5

35%

70

81

87

90

R-10

65%

75

83

88

91

Residential1

R-15 & above

75%

80

85

90

93

Commercial1

85%

89

92

94

95

W1

72%

80

85

90

93

W2 & W3

72%

81

88

91

94

Impervious2a

98

98

98

98

Lawn2b

39

61

74

80

Meadow2c

30

58

71

78

Woods2d

30

55

70

77

Fill in ROW2e

88

88

88

88

Roof Gardens2f

39

61

74

80

Industrial

Individual
Land Use RCN
Values2

Zoning

% Impervious
by Zoning

RA

Notes:

1. The generalized RCN values shall be used for the post-development TR-55 and TR-20 analysis.
2. The Individual Land Use RCN Values shall be used for the pre-development TR-55 and TR-20 analysis as follows:
a. the Impervious condition can only be used for impervious land use on redevelopment projects, if quantity
control is provided,
b. the Lawn condition can only be used for grass or lawn land use on redevelopment projects, if quantity control is
provided,
c. the Meadow condition must be used on all projects(except redevelopment projects) for all land use other than
woods,
d. the Woods condition may be used only for wooded land use on all projects,
e. all Type I & II fill within the road right-of-way shall be deemed impervious for RCN computations, and
f. this RCN shall replace impervious RCN for that portion of the roof where roof gardens are installed.
3. Soil types A, B and C must be downgraded to B, C and D, respectively, in the post-development condition, when the
grading operation places or removes material.

APPENDIX

SWM/Structural
Data Sheet

ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY OFFICE OF PLANNING AND ZONING


ENVIRONMENTAL PROGRAMS

STORMWATER MANAGEMENT/STRUCTURAL DATA SHEET


Date ______________
Design Professional _______________________________________________________________
Grading Permit Number ____________________________________________________________

1.

To be completed by the County:


a. Watershed Name_________________________________________________________
b. Watershed Number _______________________________________________________
c. Structure Number ________________________________________________________
d. Is this a major outfall (Y/N) __________
e. Storm drain operating map number __________________________________________
f. County 1 = 600 Topographic/Tax Map Number _______________________________

2.

To be completed by the Design Professional:


a. Coordinates (State Grid) N ________________________________________________
E __________________________________________________
b. ADC Map Book Reference_________________________________________________
c. Address ________________________________________________________________
d. Subdivision/Project Name _________________________________________________
e. Outfall Dimensions (inch or feet, as appropriate)________________________________
f. Distance from outfall to Stream (ft) __________________________________________
g. Zoning Category _________________________________________________________
h. Specific Land Use ________________________________________________________
i. Drainage Area (acres) _____________________________________________________
j. Runoff Curve Number ____________________________________________________
k. Device Type ____________________________________________________________

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APPENDIX

Storm
Drain
Outfall Data
Sheet

ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY OFFICE OF PLANNING AND ZONING


ENVIRONMENTAL PROGRAMS

STORM DRAIN OUTFALL DATA SHEET


Date ______________
Design Professional _______________________________________________________________
Grading Permit Number ____________________________________________________________

1.

To be completed by the County:


a. Watershed Name_________________________________________________________
b. Watershed Number _______________________________________________________
c. Structure Number ________________________________________________________
d. Is this a major outfall (Y/N) __________
e. Storm drain operating map number __________________________________________
f. County 1 = 600 Topographic/Tax Map Number _______________________________

2.

To be completed by the Design Professional:


a. Coordinates (State Grid) N ________________________________________________
E __________________________________________________
b. ADC Map Book Reference_________________________________________________
c. Address ________________________________________________________________
d. Subdivision/Project Name _________________________________________________
e. Outfall Dimensions (inch or feet, as appropriate)________________________________
f. Outfall Cross-Section Area (ft2) _____________________________________________
g. Outfall Shape ___________________________________________________________
Round (R)
V-Ditch (V)
Trapezoidal (TD) Box (B) Other Ditch (OD)
h. Outfall Type ____________________________________________________________
CMP (CMP)

PVC (PVC)

RCP (RCP)

Other (O)

i. Distance from outfall to Stream (ft) __________________________________________


j. Zoning Category _________________________________________________________
k. Specific Land Use ________________________________________________________
l. Drainage Area (acres) _____________________________________________________

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APPENDIX

Geotechnical
Investigation

IDENTIFYING SULFIDIC MATERIALS


AND ACID SULFATE SOILS
Soil color is usually a good indicator of the presence of sulfidic materials. Expect a potential acid-sulfate
problem if the soil materials have a chroma of 1 or less, and a color value of 4 or less, when moist. If the soil
is mottled and the matrix has these color properties, then sulfides may be present.
To determine if sulfidic materials are present:
1.
2.

3.
4.

Take freshly excavated material with a pH of 3.5 or higher.


Incubate a layer of material 1cm thick, under moist aerobic conditions (field capacity),
at room temperature for 8 weeks (drying and re-moistening is acceptable during
incubation, but it should not remain dry for long periods of time).
Check the pH after 8 weeks of incubation (pH measurements must be in ratio of 1:1 in
water or the minimum amount of water to permit pH measurement).
Sulfidic materials are present if there is a drop in pH of 0.5 units or more to a pH of 4.0
or less.

Sulfidic materials accumulate as a soil or sediment, which is permanently saturated, generally, with brackish
water. The sulfates in the water are biologically reduced to sulfides as the materials accumulate. Sulfidic
materials most commonly accumulate in coastal marshes, near the mouths of rivers that carry non-calcareous
sediments, but they may also occur in freshwater marshes if there is sulfur in the water. Upland sulfidic
material may have accumulated in a similar manner in the geological past.
If a soil containing sulfidic material is drained, or if sulfidic materials are otherwise exposed tp aerobic
conditions, the sulfides oxidize and form sulfuric acid. The pH value, which is, normally, near neutrality
before drainage or exposure, may drop below 3. The acid may induce formation of iron and aluminum
sulfates. The iron sulfate, jarosite may segregate to form yellow mottles that commonly characterize a
sulfuric horizon. The transition from sulfidic materials to a sulfuric horizon, normally, requires very few
years and may occur within a few weeks. A sample of sulfidic materials, if air-dried slowly in the shade for
about two months with occasional re-moistening, becomes extremely acidic. (Source: Keys to Soil
Taxonomy, 1998. USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, 8th edition)
Color is also used to identify jarosite. Jarosite has a hue of 2.5Y or yellower, and, normally, has a chroma of
6 or above. Jarosite is an indicator of past or current, highly acidic conditions in soils since it does not form
above a pH of 3.5 or 4. Jarosite forms only at low pH, but remains stable in oxidized conditions even after the
acid sulfate weathering has ceased, and the soil pH stabilized at about 4.5 or higher. Therefore, jarosite is not
necessarily an indicator of current, severely acidic conditions.
Conventional soil tests indicating high levels of sulfate salts (those 0.05% water soluble sulfate) or high total
sulfur (more than about 0.3%S) in conjunction with low chroma soil colors, should warrant concern and
further analysis (i.e. an 8 week incubation). One problem with relying entirely upon total sulfur in the soil is
that this test cannot account for the soils ability to buffer the acid produced. This would overestimate the
potential acidity if sulfur bearing materials in some cases.

ACIDIC/SULFATE SOILS NOTE


FOR INFRASTRUCTURE AND STORMWATER PRACTICE INSTALLATION

The soils report prepared by...(name of Geotechnical Engineer)... has/has not encountered any
corrosive soils on-site. However, acidic/sulfate soils are prevalent in the... (name of area of
County i.e. Crofton, South County, Glen Burnie, etc.)... area. Therefore, the developer must
retain an independent geotechnical engineer to monitor the on-site installation of all
infrastructure and stormwater practices. The following procedures must be employed if
suspected material is encountered.
1)

The on-site geotechnical engineer shall verify the existence of the acidic soils and identify
the limits of the corrosive material.

2)

The civil consulting engineer shall determine the mitigation techniques for these soils.

3)

These shall include at minimum:


1.

The material shall be removed a minimum of one foot from the outside diameter of
pipe and/or structures and be replaced with acceptable material not displaying
corrosive characteristics.

2.

The material shall be excavated to two feet below proposed bottom of all structures
and stormwater practices.

3.

Concrete pipe and/or concrete structures shall be coated, a minimum of twenty feet
(20') either side of the affected area, with 10 mil., minimum thickness of a coal tar
epoxy meeting the specifications for Koppers Bitumastic No. 300-M or equal.

4.

Ductile iron pipe shall be protected a minimum of 100 feet either side of the affected
area with a polyethylene encasement for ductile iron pipe meeting ANSI/AWWA
C105/A21.5-88 specification.

5.

Spreading of the acidic soils is prohibited.

6.

Mixing acidic soils with non-acidic soils is prohibited.

7.

Two feet of separation shall be maintained between acid/sulfate soils and surface
grades.

8.

Disposal of any suspected corrosive soil excavated will be by burial or removal from
the site and placement at a site approved by the County.

Insert current soils with final copy of SWM Manual revision.

WET SEASON RESTRICTED SOIL TYPES


1.

Ad, As
Adelphia - 1, 3

2.

Be, B1
Beltsville - 2, 3

3.

BM
Bibb - 1, 3, 4

Mattapex - 2, 3
18. Os
Osier - 1
19. Ot
Othello - 1, 3
20. Sr, Ss
Shrewsbury - 1

4.

Bu
Butlertown - 2, 3

5.

Ch
Codorus - 1, 4

6.

Ck, Cm
Colemandown - 1, 3

7.

Cr
Comus - 1, 4

8.

Dn, Du
Donlonton - 1, 3

1.

Cn, Co, Cp, Cpu


Collington

9.

Ek, En
Elkton - 1, 3

2.

Eo, Er, Es, Eu


Evesboro

10. Fa
Fallsinaton - 1

3.

Ga
Galestown

11. Ha
Hatboro - 1

4.

Mu, Mv, Mw, Mx


Monmouth - 3

12. Hf, Hg, Hs, Ht, Hy, Hz


Howell - 1, 2, 3

5.

Ru, Ry
Rumford

13. Ke, Kp, Kr


Keyport - 1, 3

21. Wd, Wo
Woodstown - 1

QUESTIONABLE SOILS
May have to be tested in wet season if signs
of soil motting or impermeable layers are
present in soil profile.

WET SEASON PERCOLATION


February 1 - April 30

14. Ks
Klej - 1
15. Lo
Loamy & Clayey Land - 1, 3
16. Mn
Matawan - 1, 3
17. Me, Mr

This date may vary according to the amount


of rain during the Spring.

Boring Requirements

G
r
o
u
p

Code

BMP List

P-1

Micro pool ED

P-2

Wet Pond

P-3

Wet ED Pond

P-4

Multiple Ponds

P-5

Pocket Pond

G
r
o
u
p

W-1

Shallow Wetland

W-2

ED Wetland

W-3

Pond/Wetland

#
2

W-4

Pocket Wetland

#
1

G I-1
r
o
u
I-2
p

Infiltration
Trench

Infiltration
Basin

Number

Depth

One boring per


5000 sf. of
pond bottom
area

Five feet
below
proposed
pond
bottom

One boring per


5000 sf. of
wetland
bottom area

One boring per


50 lf. of trench
bottom area
One boring per
5000 sf. of
basin bottom
area

Five feet
below
proposed
wetland
bottom

Five feet
below
proposed
practice
bottom

SPT
Testing

Sampling

Five foot
interval

Five foot
interval

Completion
and twenty
four hour

Required

Five foot
interval

Five foot
interval

Completion
and twenty
four hour

Required

Continuous

Continuous

Water
Readings

Infiltration/
Permeability
Testing

Completion
and twenty
four hour

Required

F-1
G
r
o
u
p

Surface Sand
Filter

F-2

Underground SF

F-3

Perimeter SF

F-4

Organic SF

F-5

Pocket SF

F-6

Bioretention

O-1

Dry Swale

G
r
o
u
p
#
5

O-2

Wet Swale

One boring per


5000 sf. of
filter bottom
area

Two feet
below
proposed
practice
bottom

One boring per


150 lf. of
swale bottom
area

Two feet
below
proposed
practice
bottom

Five foot
interval

Five foot
interval

Completion
and twenty
four hour

Not Required

Five foot
interval

Five foot
interval

Completion
and twenty
four hour

Not Required

SAMPLE INFILTRATION FEASIBILITY CHART

Boring /
Location

Infiltration
Feasible?

Estimated
Depth to Water
(ft)

Permeability
Test Results
(in/hr)

B-1

No

Dry to 16 +

59.9

Clayey soils to 3 feet, very dense


materials below 10 feet. Fracturing
of subgrade likely. Infiltration not
feasible.

B-2

Yes

Dry to 16 +

3.7

Clayey soil to 3 feet, infiltration


feasible 3 to 12 feet.

B-3

Yes

Dry to 12.5 +

1.1

Infiltration feasible to 8.5 feet.

B-4

No

Dry to 17.5 +

32.8

Clayey soil to 3 feet, very dense


material below 13 feet. Fracturing
of subgrade likely. Infiltration not
feasible.

B-5

Yes

Dry to 9 +

0.8

Clayey soil to 3 feet, infiltration


feasible 3 to 5 feet.

B-6

No

Dry to 9 +

3.9

Clayey soil to 9 feet. Infiltration


not feasible.

B-7

No

Dry to 14 +

Omitted

Comments

Clayey soils to 8 feet, very dense


materials below 8 feet. Infiltration
not feasible.

P-2

F-4

WQv
Rev

Cpv

Qp 10

Qp 100
WQv

Rev

Cpv

Qp 10

Volume Provided

Qp 100

North

East

Location
Notes

* Credits shall be referenced by their number in the manual and any innovative methods must be identified and coded in the narrative of the stormwater practices note.

TOTAL

C-1*

W-2

W-1

P-1

TOTAL

F-1

Practice
Type

Practice
Number

Drainag
e Area

Volume Required

Unified Sizing and Location

APPENDIX

Town
Center
Growth
Mgmt Areas

32

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DLI
WIL
P

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RD

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PI

POLIS

BS R
D

PK

ON

RD

KS

A
CH
OR

JAC

RD

AMTR
AK

1 inch equals 2,500 feet

ANNA

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Odenton

RD

PA

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SC

BL

VD

RD
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DICUS MILL RD

W
NE

T
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Growth Management Area

PH R D
TELEGR
A

175

GR

IL L
S

SI N

AM
BR

S
RN
BU
OS
CR
D

97

WA

LM
AA

RT

TH
E

STE

MA
IN

AV

Urban Renewal Area

AV

DA
V

SE
CO
N
DA
V

GE
AV

AV
FIFTH

OR
GI A

1 inch equals 1,200 feet

TH
IR

RO
B

T
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APPENDIX

BMP
Design &
Construction
Specs

BMP Design and Construction Specifications


BMP Group 1. Stormwater Ponds
All basins shall be designed with gravity outlet structures.
Wet ponds, wet extended detention ponds, and multiple pond systems must have a pond drain to
facilitate maintenance.
All ponds will be built in accordance with MD 378 standards of the State Manual.
Cut-Off Trench
All dams require a cut-off trench. The cut-off trench shall extend below the existing ground as
necessary to cut-off permeable layers in the foundation; however, in no case shall the depth be less
than 4 feet below the existing ground. Design of the cut-off trench shall be in accordance with MD
378 requirements.
Outflow Piping and Seepage Control
Outflow pipes shall be round reinforced concrete pipe with rubber gasket joints as specified in the
current MD 378. Outflow pipes require a low concrete cradle within the embankment area.
Seepage along outflow piping extending through the embankment shall be controlled by use of filter
and drainage diaphragms. Seepage control will not be required on pipes 6-inches and less in
diameter. Filter and drainage diaphragms shall be designed in accordance with NRCS TR-60 and
Soil Mechanics Note No. 1.
Outlet
Filter cloth shall be placed under all riprap. Filter cloth and riprap shall be as specified in the current
version of MD 378.
Proposed utilities are to be located away from the embankment. Existing utilities shall be relocated
around the stormwater management facility embankment. Minimum clearance for utilities from the
toe of the embankment shall be 20 feet.
(a)
(b)
(c)

Wet Ponds - All slopes (inside and outside) including the dam itself must be on a slope not
steeper than 3:1.
Dry Basins - Embankment slopes (inside and outside) and all excavated slopes may be no
steeper than 3:1. Natural slopes, if left vegetated, may be greater than 3:1.
Embankment material, placement, compaction and compaction testing, shall be as specified
in the current MD 378.

Riser
The riser shall be a reinforced concrete structure. The riser/barrel connection shall be watertight and
sealed by grout or rubber gasket. Riser structure openings shall be protected from clogging by trash
racks which meet the following requirements:

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(a)

(b)
(c)
(d)
(e)

(f)

(g)
(h)

The dimensions of the trash rack openings shall be no larger than three-quarters the
dimension of the opening to be protected. The minimum dimension will be not less than 6
inches.
The trash rack on the primary outflow shall have 3 times the cross-sectional area of the
protected outflow opening. Computations must indicate that the criteria is met.
Vertical bars shall be located outside of horizontal bars and spaced 9-inches maximum on
center.
The trash rack shall project out a minimum of 8-inches from the riser wall and extend a
minimum of 8 inches below the invert of the opening being protected.
The reinforcing bars used in the fabrication of a trash rack shall be sized according to the
design. However, in no case shall bars less than 1/2" in diameter (#4) be utilized. All trash
racks shall be hot dipped galvanized to prevent corrosion. The maximum slope of the bench
shall be 10:1.
A stormwater management pond buffer shall be created encompassing the land area
surrounding the outside toe of slope for the pond. The buffer is to be at least 25 feet in depth
and shall not contain any stormwater management devices with the exception of outfall
structures and access drives for maintenance.
Risers must have a lockable manhole covers
Riser details must include railing details per the county standard detail.

Pond Drain
If the design includes a permanent pool, a pond-drain capable of draining the pond within a 24-hour
time period shall be provided. A gate valve must be provided as part of the pond drain. All gate
valves will be chained and locked with the standard county lock. Where PVC pipe is used for pond
or draw down drain schedule 40 is required..
Restrictions for tree & shrub planting are as follows: trees and shrubs are not allowed on pond side
slopes, or within 10 feet of the outer periphery of the fence line. Buffer area shall be cleared of all
standing dead timber within falling reach of the stormwater management facility fences. (The
maximum side slopes allowed shall not exceed 3:1 for either the interior or the exterior slopes.)
Setbacks per Chapter 3 of this manual.
Minimum stabilization technique requirements: Seeding shall be accomplished as detailed within the
County Standards for Construction, Section 02813 & 02820 except that soil preparation will include
3:1 slopes. Seed mix will be Anne Arundel seed mix #1 or approved substitute. (Seeding done
outside of the prescribed planting season shall be considered as temporary.)
a.
Mulch shall be installed to protect and promote grass establishment.
b.
Mulch material shall be either straw with tac or erosion control blankets. Erosion control
blankets must be installed as per the manufacturers directions and consist of a low profile not
to exceed 2 inch in loft.
c.
Sodding shall be accomplished as detailed within the County Standards For Construction,
Section 2830 & 2840.
d.
It is the intent of the County to accept only those storm water management facilities that are
densely (no weak, sparsely vegetated or bare spots) and contiguously vegetated with the
desired grasses of the approved seed mix. Weeds, woody (including cut stumps) vegetation
and
otherwise
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allowed.
e.
Turf Maintenance: Sediment control/stormwater ponds will be mowed a minimum of three
times annually by the permittee: May, July, and once between September 1st and October
15th.. Over-seeding of sparsely vegetated areas and fertilization of the pond easements will be
done in the fall, prior to October 15th each year.
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f.

No woody plants shall be planted on the dam embankment or within the basin. Only
herbaceous plants such as low maintenance ground covers and required stabilization grasses
are permitted on the dam. Areas around pipes and structures must be kept clear of plantings.

Pond Conversion
The conversion and completion of a stormwater management pond, being used as a sediment control
feature, must begin within 30 days of completion of stabilization of the last residence or commercial
building constructed under the permit. Work must continue in a workmanlike manner until
completed.
Animal Protection
Muskrat Proofing: Muskrat barriers will be installed at the time of conversion to stormwater
management. Galvanized or vinyl clad, two inch wire mesh will be installed along the periphery of
the designed pool depth. The wire will be toed 6 inches into the basin floor and pinned to lie flat on
the embankment. The mesh will extend a minimum of 3 feet in both directions from the designed
pool elevation. All mesh will be covered with 4 inches of topsoil and seeded and fertilized as per the
County Standard Specifications for Construction.
Fence, Gates and Access Ramps
Dry ponds with 3:1 side slopes are not required to be fenced. Retention and detention devices located
within a residential area or within 500 feet of a residential area, or in the proximity of an elementary
school playground or other areas where small children may congregate without adult supervision and
that meet any one of the following criteria shall be fenced:
Fencing for retention devices with design wet storage depth greater than twenty-four inches and
retention and detention devices designed to retain the 10-year storm for more than 24 hours at depth
greater than twenty-four inches shall meet the following criteria:
(a)
Fence height shall be a minimum of 42 inches.
(b)
Gates shall have minimum width of 12 feet and be equipped with the county standard lock.
(c)
Fences shall be constructed so as not to impede flow through the supplemental spillway.
(d)
Except for gates, chain-link fence is not permitted in residential areas. In industrial parks
with outside storage or an utilitarian character, chain-link fence is permissible if of the black
vinyl coated variety. The infill gaps shall consist of black vinyl mesh material.
(e)
Fences and gates will be constructed in accordance with the standard details.
(f)
Installation of permanent wood fencing, in lieu of temporary sediment control fence is not
allowed.
(g)
Public fences will not be painted.
(h)
Variations to the standard fencing details will be considered for (1) privately maintained
fences (2) Public stormwater management easements enclosed by fences maintained by a
Home Owners Association, when the variation is considered to be of higher quality.
Access ramp shall meet the following minimum requirements:
(a)
All access ramps shall be at least 12 feet in width.
(b)
The maximum acceptable slope for access ramps is 15 percent. Access ramps shall be
stabilized with a 6-inch minimum layer of Cr6, underlaid with filter cloth.. Access ramps will
be paved from the public right-of-way to the gate (up for debate).
(c )
The Maintenance access road should extend down to the forebay, safety bench, riser, and
outlet and be designed to allow vehicles to turn around.
(d)
All access roads will connect to County roads with curb ramps.
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(e)

Warning signs prohibiting swimming and skating shall be posted at all basins that are not
fenced.

BMP Group 2. Stormwater Wetlands`


Pond drains as per Group 1 should be included in the design.
BMP Group 3. Infiltration practices
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)

(6)
(7)

(8)

(9)
(10)
(11)
(12)

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The infiltration facility will not be used as a sediment control feature at any time during
construction.
The infiltration facility will not be traversed by construction vehicles at any time during the
excavation of the 2 feet immediately above the facility invert.
No infiltration device will receive any runoff until the entire contributory drainage area to the
infiltration system has received final stabilization and is accepted by the County.
Infiltration devices located uphill of any existing house or structure shall be evaluated for
possible adverse effects to the existing house or structure.
A minimum distance of four feet shall be maintained between the bottom of any infiltration
device and the seasonal high water table, as measured in the test boring hole a minimum of
24 hours after drilling, bedrock or impermeable soil layer.
Infiltration devices shall not be placed in fill.
Vegetative buffers or other approved runoff filtering or sediment trapping device should be
provided for infiltration practice. The filtering strip should be a minimum of 20 feet wide
around the infiltration system with sheet flow only over the strip. Water quality inlets, grass
filter strips or sediment traps, shall be required for underground infiltration storage.
An observation well shall be installed in every infiltration trench and drywell. The
observation well shall consist of a perforated schedule 40 PVC, SDR-35 PVC or other pipe
with a minimum of 3,000 pounds crush strength, 4- to 6-inches in diameter. It shall be
located in the center of the structure. A footplate shall be provided under the observation
well (pipe) to keep it from settling into the earth. Observation wells constructed in
residential lots shall project 4- to 6-inches above grade and be constructed in such a way that
they will not be damaged by lawn mowing. The top of the observation well shall be capped
with threaded PVC cap. When observation wells are constructed in driveways, parking lots,
etc., Anne Arundel County Standard Detail S-10 must be used. Geogrid shall be included in
the bottom of trenches located within paved areas.
Infiltration trench shall be located a minimum of 12-inches below finished grade.
Permeable filter cloth shall be placed on the sides and on top of the trench.
Infiltration trenchs shall be backfilled with washed No. 2 stone, gravel or slag.
Setbacks
(a)
The setback from structures on slabs is 10 feet.
(b)
Infiltration devices uphill from buildings and structures with basements shall be
located a minimum of 20 feet from the structure, or the intersection of the structure
foundation footing with the phreatic line from the overflow depth of the device,
whichever is greater.
(c)
Infiltration devices downhill from buildings and structures with basements shall be
located at least 10 feet from the structure foundation or the intersection of the
foundation footing with the phreatic line from the overflow depth of the device
whichever is greater.
(d)
No infiltration device shall be located within 100 feet of any water supply well for
commercial and industrial development.
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(e)
(f)
(g)

(h)

(i)
(j)

No infiltration device shall be located within 50 feet of any water supply well for
residential development.
All infiltration devices shall be located a minimum of 20 feet horizontally from the
100-year floodplain.
Infiltration systems shall be located a minimum of 25 feet or in accordance with the
latest Health Department criteria, whichever is greater, from a septic system and
alternate septic systems. The set back shall be maintained at the perimeter of the
10,000 square feet septic system area.
All infiltration devices shall be located a minimum of 25 feet from the top of slopes
25% or greater and retaining walls. In no case shall the phreatic line from the
overflow depth of the device intersect existing and/or final ground line of the slope
or the retaining wall.
Infiltration devices, including individual lot devices, shall be located a minimum of
10 feet horizontally from any public sanitary sewer or house connection.
Where "O" ring or glue weld schedule 40 connections are not used for sanitary
sewer or house connections, infiltration devices shall be located a minimum of 50
feet horizontally form any public sanitary sewer or house connection.

BMP Group 4. Filtering practices


Filtering practices:
(1)
will not be used as a sediment control feature at any time during construction.
(2)
will not receive any runoff until the entire contributory drainage area to the device has
received final stabilization and has passed inspected by I&P.
(3)
A gravity outfall pipe shall be located in the trench a minimum of 2 feet separation from the
distribution pipe and 6-inches above the bottom of the trench. Piping located within the
trench shall be perforated.
(4)
An observation well shall be installed in every filter device. Design and construction of the
observation well shall be as described previously for infiltration devices.
(5)
Permeable filter cloth shall be placed on the sides and on top of the trench.
(6)
Filtering devices shall be backfilled with washed No. 2 stone, gravel or slag.
(7)
Slag may not be used as an exposed surface layer of aggregate
(8)
Location and setbacks of filtering devices shall be the same as for infiltration trenches
BMP Group 5. Open channel practices
Wet swales are not recommended for residential developments as they can create potential nuisance
or mosquito breeding conditions
Attenuation Ditch and Swale
Lot grading in areas discharging to Open channel practices shall provide a minimum of 15 feet at 2
percent minimum grade around the house to insure positive drainage. The design water surface
elevation of the open channel device shall be a minimum one-foot below the ground line at the house.
A gravity outfall pipe shall be located in the trench a minimum of 2 feet separation from the
distribution pipe and 6-inches above the bottom of the trench. Piping located within the trench shall
be perforated.
BMP Group 6 Non-structural practices
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General Provisions
Devices in Groups 1,2,3,4 shall have a gravity outlet structure with a valve or cap on the discharge
pipe to allow draining of the device for maintenance purposes.
All pre-cast structures must have shop drawings approved prior to fabrication. Shop drawing for precast structures must be certified by a registered professional engineer.
Details for Precast Risers for MD378 ponds must be shown on the approved plans
All trashracks will be hot dipped galvanized.
General Stormwater Management Quantity Control Guidelines
Water Quality Inlets (Oil-grit separators)
The trash rack protecting the orifices shall have an area three times the combined area of the orifices.
Walls shall be constructed of cast-in-place or pre-cast concrete. Wall thickness shall be a minimum
of 6-inches for the first 8'-0" of depth, 12-inches between 8'-0" and 12'-0" of depth and 16-inches for
depths greater than 12'-0".
For cast-in-place structure, concrete shall have a 28 day strength of 4,000 psi. For pre-cast structures,
concrete shall have a 28 day strength of 5,000 psi.
Record Drwaings
(1)
Record drawings shall be submitted, indicating any field deviations from the approved
construction drawings. The most current approved grading permit plans shall be red-lined to
reflect the as-built information for the project. The certifying registered professional
engineer must sign, seal and date the as-builts along with the owner's certification for MD378
ponds. Four sets are to be submitted to Department of Inspections and Permits (I&P).
(2)

The certifying professional shall submit the appropriate completed Construction Inspection
Checklist available from I&P. Where the construction inspection checklist is not appropriate
for the stormwater management device, I&P will determine what certifications will be
required.

3)

If the stormwater management device is a registered MD378 pond, two sets of interim asbuilts that meet the conditions of the Small Pond Letter must be submitted to I&P within 30
days of completion of the principle spillway, outfall, and embankment. Supporting
geotechnical reports, compaction tests, concrete testing reports, etc. must be submitted with
these interim as-builts. These interim as-builts are for pond information only and will be
forwarded to the Anne Arundel Soil Conservation District for review for compliance with the
current MD378.
At the end of construction, final as-builts will be submitted which reflect all as-built grading
and stormwater management information, signatures and certifications as in item 1 and 2.

Inspection of Facilities
The owner is responsible for notifying the stormwater management inspector for the purpose of
holding a preconstruction meeting and for construction inspections. The coordination of the countys
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stormwater inspector for all elements listed on the Construction Inspection checklist is ultimately the
owners. The owner shall procure the services of a registered professional architect, surveyor or
engineer to inspect each stormwater management facility during construction. The inspection
schedule and appropriate inspection checklist shall appear on the plans. The certifying professional
must inspect the construction of the facility so that the key elements of construction as indicated on
the Construction Inspection Checklist can be inspected and certified.
Start of Work Notification
The owner shall notify the I&P by telephone 48-hours before commencing any work in conjunction
with the stormwater management plan to schedule a pre-construction meeting. I & P shall also be
notified upon completion of the work when a final inspection will be conducted.

Stop Work Order


Upon notice from the I & P that any work or activity at a property is being undertaken in an unsafe
and dangerous manner or contrary to the requirements of the County Stormwater Management
Ordinance, that work or activity shall immediately cease. It is a violation of the Stormwater
Management Ordinance for any person to work at a property after a stop work order has been served,
except for work required to be undertaken by the order.
Final Inspection
Upon completion of construction of a stormwater management facility, the I &P inspector shall
perform a final inspection to determine if the work is constructed in accordance with the approved
plans. As-built drawings, certification letters and construction inspection checklists, shall be
submitted and approved by I&P prior to final acceptance. Prior to final acceptance of the facility all
outstanding items must be completed including landscaping.
NPDES source identification requirements
Source Identification information (see Appendix H) must be included on the grading plan.
Information for every stormwater device must be included.
Label the stormwater management facilities public or private; with Maryland coordinates for each
device.

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APPENDIX

Stream
Order
Determination

STREAM ORDER DETERMINATION


In determining stream order, the consulting professional should refer to the most recent
County data (e.g., photogrammetric maps, GIS data) as the initial guide for preliminary
establishment of stream location. When necessary, this data should be supplemented with
field survey data of the proposed site.
Within this SWM Manual, stream order is used to determine a starting point for measuring
appropriate stream buffer widths. As noted in Chapter 3.C.1.b.1.a., streams and stream
buffers are two of the identified primary environmental conservation features that must be
delineated as part of the site design. The width of the stream buffer is measured either from
the top of bank or from the centerline of the stream, as determined by stream order.
Stream order is a classification system based on stream hierarchy; the smaller the stream the
lower its numerical classification. Stream order is determined by starting in the headwaters
of a watershed and continuing until the stream reaches the ocean or the Chesapeake Bay.
Smaller headwater streams are classified as either first or second order streams, while
somewhat larger downstream reaches are classified as third, fourth, or higher order streams.
Headwater streams are classified as first order streams. There are no tributaries to first order
streams and they often originate from springs and/or seeps. When two first order streams
join to form a larger stream, that reach of stream is labeled a second order stream. Whenever
two second order streams join, they form a third order stream. However, when a first order
and a second order stream join, the resulting stream remains a second order stream; it only
becomes a third order stream when the second order stream joins another second order
stream. To better illustrate how to determine stream order, please refer to the example on the
following page.
Ephemeral Stream: -- a stream channel that has flow only in direct response to precipitation.
Intermittent Stream: a nontidal body of flowing water for which the computed design
stream flow is zero (COMAR 26.08.01.01).
Perennial Stream: a stream that has base flow all year.
State Water Use Designation: -- means those uses specified in the States water quality
standards for each water body or segment whether or not those uses are being attained. The
designated water uses and their specific standards are described in COMAR 26.08.02.
Stream Buffer: an undisturbed strip of natural vegetation contiguous with and parallel to
the bank of a perennial or intermittent stream that may function to provide bank stabilization,
moderate the water temperature regimen, provide a degree of sediment and pollutant
removal, provide groundwater storage/recharge for a stream and provide wildlife habitat,
open space, or both.

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APPENDIX

Limits of
Downstream
Investigation

DETERMINING
THE LIMITS OF THE
DOWNSTREAM INVESTIGATION
Article 16, Title 3 of County Code defines the limits of the downstream investigation necessary to establish whether
stormwater management of the 10 year and 100 year storms is required. The following terms are used in the code and
their meanings are important to establishing the point of investigation. Their definitions are provided here to aid in the
understanding of the text of the code.

1. Approving authority means:


1. for a subdivision, the Office of Planning and Zoning; and
2. for a grading permit or a building permit, the Department.
2. Outfall means the point at which a proposed stormwater conveyance system carrying
stormwater runoff from a site discharges into an existing man-made or natural stormwater
conveyance system.
3. Site tributary means the watercourse which conveys the drainage from a site and contains the
outfall.
4. Tributary outfall means the point, downstream of an outfall, at which the site tributary is joined
by another tributary whose drainage area equals or exceeds the drainage area of the site
tributary.
The following is the text from the code (see Section 3-208(F)) establishing the limits of the investigation (see
also the map on the following page).
1. For the purposes of modifying the minimum control requirements, the developer shall submit to
the approving authority an analysis of the impacts of stormwater flows downstream in the
watershed.
2. The analysis shall include hydrologic and hydraulic calculations necessary to determine the
impact of hydrograph timing modifications of the proposed development upon a dam, highway,
structure, or natural point of restricted stream flow.
3. The point of investigation shall be downstream of the tributary outfall, and shall be established
with the concurrence of the approving authority.

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APPENDIX

Use of
Existing
BMP
Request
Form

Anne Arundel County


Office of Planning and Zoning
Development Division
Heritage Complex
2664 Riva Road
Annapolis, MD
Phone: (410) 222-7455 | Fax: (410) 222-7474

SWM Pond Inspection Request


TO:

John Peacock, Chief Inspections

DATE:

FROM __________________________________________
RE:

M.S.#

Request for Inspection of an Existing SWM Pond

Proposed Project Information

Project Name__________________________________

Project Number: _________________________

Subdivision Number: ___________________________

Grading Permit Number: __________________

Existing Pond Information


AASCD # (if known):_____________________________________________________________________________
Location (see attached Vicinity map):_______________________________________________________________
Stormwater Management Agreement Number: __________________________________________________________
Grading Permit Number (under which pond was built) ___________________________________________________:
Inspectors Comments
Stormwater Management Pond
Pond is (check one):

Outfall

Public

The outfall inspection found its condition to be:

Private

Acceptable (see attached IR)

The pond inspection found its condition to be:


Acceptable (see attached Inspection Report (IR))

Acceptable with comments (see attached IR)

Acceptable with comments (see attached IR)

Unacceptable (see attached IR)

Unacceptable (see attached IR)


Maintenance Agreement
Agreement is (check one):

Existing

Needed

APPENDIX

New
Acceptable
BMPs

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APPENDIX

Critical Area
Briefing Letter

ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY


Department of Inspections & Permits
Infrastructure and Environmental Programs
Annapolis, Maryland
INTEROFFICE CORRESPONDENCE

DATE:

August 9, 2001

TO:

Walter N. Chitwood, Director

FROM:

John P. Peacock, Sr, Chief, Infrastructure & Environmental Programs

RE:

SWM Practices & Procedure Manual


Critical Area Revisions
______________________________________________________________________________
The following revisions to Chapter 3, Page 15, Section D are recommended to reconcile the
differences in the Critical Area stormwater management criteria and the stormwater management
criteria in the new MDE stormwater management code:
4.

Critical Area Requirements The exemptions provisions contained in Section 3-202 of the
Stormwater Management Ordinance do not apply within the Critical Area. The Maryland
Code of Regulations COMAR 27.01.02 contain special Critical Area stormwater
management criteria in addition to the requirements contained in the 2000 Maryland
Stormwater Design Manual. In certain instances the Critical Area requirements are more
restrictive then those in the 2000 Maryland Stormwater Design Manual. Additional
information on projects located in the Intensely Developed Area (IDA) may be found in the
2000 Maryland Stormwater Design Manual Volume II, Stormwater Design Appendices,
Appendix D.4. Additional information on the special stormwater management requirements
for projects located in the Limited Development Area (LDA) and the Resource
Conservation Area (RCA) be found in COMAR 27.01.02.04 and COMAR 27.01.02.05.
The following additional stormwater management criteria apply within the Critical Area:
1)
Special provisions that apply everywhere within the Critical Area
1)
New development is defined as a development activity that takes place on a
site with pre-development imperviousness less than 15% and redevelopment
is defined as a development activity that takes place on a site with greater
than 15% imperviousness.
2)
Phosphorus removal rates and best management practices for compliance
with the 10% Rule shall be based on the 2000 Maryland Stormwater Design
Manual.
3)
A single family residential lot where site constraints prevent the utilization of
structural best management practices may utilize tree and/or shrub plantings,

2)

3)

using native species, based on a minimum of one (1) tree or three (3) shrubs
per 100 square feet of new impervious area created. Trees must be 6 feet high
and 2 inches in diameter. Shrubs must be at least 1 gallon in size.
The following special provisions apply within the (IDA):
1)
Projects with disturbances of 5,000 square feet or greater must comply with
the Qualitative Stormwater Management and Quantitative Stormwater
Management criteria contained in the Stormwater Management Practices and
Procedures Manual.
2)
Projects with disturbances less than 5,000 square feet and greater then 250
square feet must comply with the Critical Area 10% Rule.
3)
Projects with disturbances of 250 square feet or less are exempt
4)
Except for a single family residential lot, the standard application process and
calculation worksheets, as contained in the Applicant=s Guide for 10% Rule
Compliance, must be submitted.
5)
A single family residential lot may submit a Residential Water Quality
Management Plan as contained in the Applicant=s Guide for 10% Rule
Compliance.
The following special provisions apply within the (LDA) and (RCA):
1)
Additions or modifications to an existing single family residential structure,
with a disturbance less than 5,000 square feet, must address the Qualitative
Stormwater Management criteria contained in the Stormwater Management
Practices and Procedures Manual for all additional impervious surfaces.
1)
All other projects disturbing less than 5,000 square feet must comply with the
Qualitative Stormwater Management criteria contained in the Stormwater
Management Practices and Procedures Manual and stormwater runoff from
impervious surfaces may not cause downstream properties, watercourses,
channels or conduits to receive stormwater runoff at a higher rate or volume
than would have resulted from a 10 year storm where the project was in a
pre-developed state.
2)
All projects in excess of 5,000 square feet of disturbance must comply with
the Qualitative Stormwater Management and Quantitative Stormwater
Management criteria contained in the Stormwater Management Practices and
Procedures Manual.

APPENDIX

Maryland
Aviation
Admin.
Landscape

Exhibit A
MAA Criteria for Stormwater Management
Within the BWI Airport Zone
SWM Facility
Stormwater Management Pond

MAA Design Recommendations


Wet ponds are generally prohibited within the
BWI Airport Zone. If the use of awet pond is
unavoidable, contact the MAA
before design of the facility.
Extended detention must be limited to 24 hours
or less.
Stormwater management ponds must be
designed to drain within 24 hours following the
1 or 2 year storm event and 48 hours following
the 10 or 100 year storm event.
If an existing pond requires a retrofit that creates
a wet pond, contact the MAA to receive details
and specifications for a bird deterrent system.

Stormwater Wetlands
Filtering Systems

Infiltration Systems

Open Channel Systems

Sediment Traps or Basins

Stormwater wetlands are prohibited within the


BWI Airport Zone.
All sand filters and bio-retention facilities
should be designed for a filter bed drain time of
1 day in lieu of the current 1.67 and 2.0 days as
specified respectively in the 2000 MDE
Stormwater Management Manual.
All infiltration systems with above ground
ponding areas must be designed to drain within
24 hours so that no standing water remains at
the surface.
All wet or dry swales must be designed to drain
within 24 hours so that no standing water
remains in the swale.
A note to pump out the sediment trap or basin
through a filtering device to a clean water
outfall within 24 hours after any storm event
should be placed near each facility on the plan
view.
A note containing the MAA/AASCD Vegetative
Establishment for Projects Within the 4 Mile
Zone of the BWI Airport, July 2004 should be
placed on the sediment and erosion control
plans.

Exhibit B

ITEM 903 SEEDING


DESCRIPTION
903-1.1 GENERAL. This item provides specifications for seeding of areas as designated on
plans or as directed by the MAA Engineer. The species, mixtures, and methods of application
provided in this item have been designed to reduce the attractiveness of airport grounds to
wildlife. Only MAA-approved species, mixtures, and rates of application provided in this item
may be used to establish vegetation. All activities associated with seeding including soil
preparation, seed application, fertilization, and maintenance shall also conform to these approved
standards.
MATERIALS
903-2.1 SEED. All seed shall comply with the Maryland Seed Law (Agricultural Article of
the Annotated Code of Maryland). Only MAA-approved species, mixtures, and rates of
application provided in this item may be used to establish vegetation. Seed will be sampled and
tested by an inspector from the Turf and Seed Section, Maryland Department of Agriculture
(MDA), Annapolis, Maryland. All lawn and turf seed and mixtures shall be free from the
following state-listed restricted noxious weeds:
corn cockle (Agrostemma githago),
bentgrass (Agrostis spp.)1,
redtop (Agrostis gigantea) 1
wild onion (Allium canadense),
wild garlic (Allium vineale),
bindweed (Calstegia spp.),
dodder (Cuscuta spp.),
Bermuda grass (Cynodon dactylon),
orchardgrass (Dactylis glomerata),
tall fescue (Festuca arundinacea) 1
meadow fescue (Festuca pratensis) 1,
velvetgrass (Holcus lanatus),
annual bluegrass (Poa annua),
rough bluegrass (Poa trivialis)1,
timothy (Phleum pratense), and
Johnson grass (Sorgum halepense).
Restricted noxious-weed seed may not exceed 0.5 percent by weight of any seed mixture. In
addition, all seeds sold in Maryland shall be free from the following listed prohibited noxious
weeds: balloonvine (Cardiospermum halicacabum), quackgrass (Elytrigia repens), sicklepod
(Senna obtusifolia), sorghum (Sorghum spp.), Canada thistle (Cirsium arvense), plumeless thistle

These species may be included as a labeled component of a mixture when each is present in excess of five percent
of the mixture by weight.

MAA Landscape Specifications

B-1

July 2006 (REVISED)

Exhibit B

(Carduus spp.-includes musk thistle and curled thistle), and serrated tussock (Nassella
trichotoma).
903-2.1.1 APPROVED SPECIES. The following table contains species that are approved by
MAA for use in seed mixtures. Purity requirements and germination requirements are also
provided.
APPROVED PLANT SPECIES
MAA SEED MIXTURES

Certified Turf-Type Tall


Fescue
(Festuca arundinacea)
Certified Kentucky Bluegrass
(Poa pratensis)
Fowl Bluegrass (Poa
palustris)
Hard Fescue
(Festuca longifolia)
Chewings Red Fescue
(Festuca rubra commutata)
Annual Ryegrass
(Lolium multiflorum)
Perennial Ryegrass
(Lolium perenne)
Creeping Bentgrass
(Agrostis stolonifera)
Switchgrass (Panicum
virgatum)
Little Bluestem
(Andropogon scoparius)

Puritya
Not Less than %
98

Minimum % Germinationb
90

Pure Live Seed


Factor
1.13

90

80

1.39

90

80

1.39

98

90

1.13

98

90

1.13

95

85

1.24

90

80

1.39

90

80

1.39

90

80

1.39

62

94

1.71

The percentage weight of pure seed present shall be free of any agriculture seeds, inert matter, and other seeds distinguishable by
their appearance.
b
The percentage of germination shall be actual sprouts and shall not include hard seeds unless specifically permitted by the MAA
Engineer.

903-2.1.2 PURITY. All seed shall be free of all state-designated noxious weeds listed in
Paragraph 2.1.1 and conform to MAA specifications. To ensure compliance, MAA requires
sampling and testing of seed by the Turf and Seed Section, Maryland Department of Agriculture
(MDA). The Contractor shall furnish the MAA Engineer with duplicate signed copies of a
statement by the Turf and Seed Section certifying that each lot of seed has been laboratory tested
within six months of date of delivery. This statement shall include the following information:
-

name and address of laboratory,


date of test,
lot number,
the results of tests as to name, percentages of purity and of germination,
percentage of weed content for the seed furnished,

MAA Landscape Specifications

B-2

July 2006 (REVISED)

Exhibit B

- and, in the case of a mixture, the proportions of each kind of seed.


Seed shall be furnished in standard containers with the seed name, lot number, net weight,
percentages of purity, germination rate and hard seed, and percentage of maximum weed seed
content clearly marked. All seed containers shall be tagged with a MDA supervised mix program
seed tag.
903-2.1.3 MIXTURES AND APPLICATION RATES. Only seed mixtures and application
rates described in this item may be used unless otherwise approved by the MAA Engineer. Seed
mixtures shall meet criteria detailed in Paragraph 903-2.1.2. Seed mixtures have been
formulated to minimize the attractiveness of areas to wildlife of common landscape scenarios.
The appropriate seed mixture for application will be designated based on environmental
conditions and may vary from site to site. All planting rates listed are in pounds of Pure Live
Seed (PLS) per acre.
Seed mixtures, application scenarios, and rates for permanent cool-season grasses are as
follows:
a. Seed Mixture No. 1 - relatively flat areas (grade less than 4:1) subject to normal
conditions and regular mowing (Application rate = 234 lbs PLS/acre);
b. Seed Mixture No. 2 - sloped areas (grade greater than 4:1) not subject to regular
mowing (Application rate = 115 lbs PLS/acre); and
c. Seed Mixture No. 3 - wetlands and their associated buffer zones (Application rate =
131 lbs PLS/acre).

Seed Mixture No. 1: Relatively flat areas regularly mowed and exposed to normal conditions
(Application rate = 234 lbs PLS/acre)
Rate of
Application
(lbs of PLS/acre)

Seed
85% Certified Turf-Type Tall Fescue
10% Certified Kentucky Bluegrass
5% Perennial Ryegrass

192
28
14

Supplemental Seed
Annual Ryegrass

MAA Landscape Specifications

25

B-3

July 2006 (REVISED)

Exhibit B

Seed Mixture No. 2: Sloped areas not subject to regular mowing (Application rate = 115 lbs
PLS/acre)
Rate of
Application
(lbs of PLS/acre)

Seed
75% Hard Fescue
20% Chewings Fescue
5% Kentucky Bluegrass

85
23
7

Supplemental Seed
Redtop

Seed Mixture No. 3 - Wetland areas and their associated buffer zones (Application rate = 131 lbs
PLS/acre)
Rate of
Application
(lbs of PLS/acre)

Seed
60%
30%
10%

Creeping Bent Grass


Fowl Bluegrass
Switchgrass

83
34
14

Supplemental Seed
Redtop

903-2.1.4 SEEDING SEASONS. Application of seed and seed mixtures shall occur within a
specified seeding season unless otherwise approved by the MAA Engineer. No seed or seed
mixtures are to be applied on frozen ground or when the temperature is at or below 35 degrees
Farenheit (7.2 degrees Centigrade). Under these conditions, a layer of mulch should be applied
in accordance with Item 905, Mulching, to stabilize the site, and permanent seeding should occur
in the subsequent seeding season. Seed application may occur during the seeding season dates
listed below. Seeding performed after October 20 should be a temporary cover of annual
ryegrass and followed by overseeding of the appropriate seed mixture during the spring seeding
season.

MAA Landscape Specifications

B-4

July 2006 (REVISED)

Exhibit B

SEEDING SEASONS
Permanent Cool-Season Grasses

March 1 to April 20 and August 1 to October 20, inclusive

Temporary Cover of Annual Rye/Redtop

March 1 to April 30 and August 1 to November 30, inclusive

Temporary Cover of Warm-Season


Grasses (Little Bluestem only)

May 1 to July 31, inclusive. Rate of application should be 13.6 lbs.


PLS per acre.

Seeding seasons are based on typical years and can be subject to variation, which may be
modified by the MAA Engineer based on seasonal trends.
If the time required to complete any of the operations necessary under this item, within the
specified planting season or any authorized extensions thereof, extends beyond the Contract
period, then such time will be charged against the Contract time, and liquidated damages will be
enforced with respect to this portion of work.
903-2.2 LIME. Lime shall consist of ground limestone and contain at least 85 percent total
carbonates. Lime shall be ground to a fineness so that at least 90 percent will pass through a No.
20 mesh sieve and 50 percent will pass through a No. 100 mesh sieve. Dolomitic lime or a high
magnesium lime shall contain at least 10 percent magnesium oxide. Lime shall be applied by
approved methods detailed in Section 903-3.3 of this item. The rate of application will be based
on results of soil tests.
903-2.3 FERTILIZER. Fertilizer shall be standard commercial fertilizer (supplied separately
or in mixtures) and meet the requirements of applicable state and federal laws (O-F-241) as well
as standards of the Association of Official Agricultural Chemists. Nitrogen-PhosphorusPotassium (N-P-K) concentrations shall be determined from analysis of soil samples. Methods
of fertilizer application shall conform to standards described in Section 903-3.3 of this item.
Fertilizer shall be furnished in standard containers that are clearly labeled with name, weight,
and guaranteed analysis of the contents (percentage of total nitrogen, available phosphoric acid,
and water-soluble potash). Mixed fertilizers shall not contain any hydrated lime or cyanamide
compounds. Fertilizers failing to meet the specified analysis may be approved by the MAA
Engineer, providing sufficient materials are applied to conform with the specified nutrients per
unit of measure without additional cost to MAA.
The fertilizers may be supplied in the following forms:
a.

A dry, free-flowing fertilizer suitable for application by a common fertilizer spreader;

b.

A finely ground fertilizer soluble in water, suitable for application by power sprayers; or

c.

A granular or pellet form suitable for application by blower equipment.

MAA Landscape Specifications

B-5

July 2006 (REVISED)

Exhibit B

The rate of application will be based on results of soil tests performed by the University of
Maryland Soil Testing Laboratory. By law, persons applying fertilizer to State-owned land shall
follow the recommendations of the University of Maryland as set forth in the Plant Nutrient
Recommendations Based on Soil Tests for Turf Maintenance and the Plant Nutrient
Recommendations Based on Soil Tests for Sod Production (see Appendix B). Application of
the fertilizer shall be in a manner that is consistent with the recommendations of the University
of Maryland Cooperative Extension.
CONSTRUCTION METHODS AND EQUIPMENT
903-3.1 GENERAL. This section provides approved methods for the application of and
includes standards for seedbed preparation, methods of application, and equipment to be used
during the process. Lime and fertilizer shall be applied to seeded areas before the seed is spread.
The mixture of seed will be determined for sites based on environmental conditions as described
in Paragraph 903-2.1.3.
903-3.2 ADVANCE PREPARATION. Areas designated for seeding shall be properly
prepared in advance of seed application. The area shall be tilled and graded prior to application
of lime and fertilizer, and the surface area shall be cleared of any stones larger than 1 inch in
diameter, sticks, stumps, and other debris that might interfere with sowing of seed, growth of
grasses, or subsequent maintenance of grass-covered areas. Damage caused by erosion or other
forces that occur after the completion of grading shall be repaired prior to the application of
fertilizer and lime. The Contractor will repair such damage, which may include filling gullies,
smoothing irregularities, and repairing other incidental damage before beginning the application
of fertilizer and ground limestone.
If an area to be seeded is sparsely sodded, weedy, barren and unworked, or packed and hard, all
grass and weeds shall first be cut or otherwise satisfactorily disposed of, and the soil then
scarified or otherwise loosened to a depth not less than 5 inches (125 mm). Clods shall be
broken and the top 3 inches (75 mm) of soil shall be worked into a satisfactory condition by
discing or by use of cultipackers, rollers, drags, harrows, or other appropriate means.
An area to be seeded shall be considered a satisfactory seedbed (without requiring additional
treatment) if it has recently been thoroughly loosened and worked to a depth of not less than 5
inches; the top 3 inches of soil is loose, friable, and is reasonably free from large clods, rocks,
large roots, or other undesirable matter; appropriate amounts of fertilizer and lime have been
added; and, if it has been shaped to the required grade immediately prior to seeding. For slope
areas steeper than 3:1 (three horizontal to one vertical), the subsoil shall be loose to a depth of 1
inch.
After completion of tilling and grading, lime and fertilizer shall be applied within 48 hours
according to the specified rate (Paragraphs 903-2.2 and 2.3) and methods (Paragraphs 903-3.3.1
and 903-3.3.2) approved by MAA. The seeding mixture shall be applied within 48 hours after
application of lime and fertilizer. To firm the seeded areas, cultipacking shall occur immediately
after seeding.

MAA Landscape Specifications

B-6

July 2006 (REVISED)

Exhibit B

903-3.3 METHODS OF APPLICATION. Lime, fertilizer, and seed mixes shall be applied by
either the dry or wet application methods that have been approved by MAA and are detailed
below.
903-3.3.1 DRY APPLICATION METHOD
a. Liming. If soil test results indicate that lime is needed, the following procedures
will be used: following advance preparation of the seedbed, lime shall be applied prior
to the application of any fertilizer or seed and only on seedbeds that have been prepared
as described in paragraph 903-3.2. The lime shall be uniformly spread and worked into
the top 2 inches of soil, after which the seedbed shall be properly graded again.
b. Fertilizing. Following advance preparations (and liming if necessary), fertilizer
shall be spread uniformly at the specified rate to provide no less than the minimum
quantity stated in Paragraph 903-2.3.
c. Seeding. Seed mixtures shall be sown immediately after fertilization of the seedbed.
The fertilizer and seed shall be lightly raked to a depth of 1 inch for newly graded and
disturbed areas.
d. Rolling. After the seed has been properly covered, the seedbed shall be immediately
compacted using a cultipacker or an approved lawnroller.
903-3.3.2 WET APPLICATION METHOD/HYDROSEEDING
a. General. The Contractor may elect to apply seed and fertilizer as per Paragraphs c
and d of this section in the form of an aqueous mixture by spraying over the previously
prepared seedbed using methods and equipment approved by MAA. The rates of
application shall be as specified in Paragraphs 903-2.1 through 903-2.3.
b. Spraying Equipment. The spraying equipment shall have a container or water tank
equipped with a liquid level gauge capable of reading increments of 50 gallons or less
over the entire range of the tank capacity. The liquid level gauge shall be mounted so as
to be visible to the nozzle operator at all times. The container or tank shall also be
equipped with a mechanical power-driven agitator capable of keeping all the solids in
the mixture in complete suspension at all times until used.
The spraying equipment shall also include a pressure pump capable of delivering 100
gallons per minute at a pressure of 100 pounds per square inch. The pressure pump
assemblage shall be configured to allow the mixture to flow through the tank when not
being sprayed from the nozzle. All pump passages and pipelines shall be capable of
providing clearance for 5/8-inch solids. The power unit for the pump and agitator shall
have controls mounted so as to be accessible to the nozzle operator. A pressure gauge
shall be connected to and mounted immediately behind the nozzle.

MAA Landscape Specifications

B-7

July 2006 (REVISED)

Exhibit B

The nozzle pipe shall be mounted on an elevated supporting stand in such a manner that
it can be rotated through 360 degrees horizontally and inclined vertically from at least
20 degrees below to at least 60 degrees above the horizontal. There shall be a quickacting, three-way control valve connecting the recirculating line to the nozzle pipe and
mounted so that the nozzle operator can control and regulate the amount of flow of
mixture to be supplied so that mixtures may be properly sprayed over a distance varying
from 20 feet to 100 feet. One shall be a close-range ribbon nozzle, one a medium-range
ribbon nozzle, and one a long-range jet nozzle. For ease of removal and cleaning, all
nozzles shall be connected to the nozzle pipe by means of quick-release couplings. In
order to reach areas inaccessible to the regular equipment, an extension hose at least 50
feet in length shall be provided to which the nozzles may be connected.
c. Mixtures. Lime shall be applied separately in the quantity specified, prior to the
fertilizing and seeding operations. Lime should be added to and mixed with water at a
concentration not to exceed 220 pounds of lime for every 100 gallons of water. After
lime has been applied, the tank should be emptied and rinsed with fresh water. Seed
and fertilizer shall be mixed together in the relative proportions specified, but the
resulting concentration should not exceed 220 pounds of mixture per 100 gallons of
water and should be applied within 30 minutes to prevent fertilizer burn of the seeds.
All water used shall be obtained from fresh water sources and shall be free from
injurious chemicals and other toxic substances harmful to plant life. Brackish water
shall not be used at any time. The Contractor shall identify all sources of water to the
MAA Engineer at least two weeks prior to use. The Engineer may take samples of the
water at the source or from the tank at any time and have a laboratory test the samples
for chemical and saline content. The Contractor shall not use any water from any
source that is disapproved by the Engineer following such tests.
All mixtures shall be constantly agitated from the time they are mixed until they are
finally applied to the seedbed. All such mixtures shall be used within 30 minutes from
the time they were mixed or they shall be wasted and disposed of at a location
acceptable to the Engineer.
d. Spraying. Lime shall be sprayed upon previously prepared seedbeds on which the
lime, if required, shall have been worked in already. The mixtures shall be applied
using a high-pressure spray which shall always be directed upward into the air so that
the mixtures will fall to the ground in a uniform spray. Nozzles or sprays shall never be
directed toward the ground in such a manner that might produce erosion or runoff.
Particular care shall be exercised to ensure that the application is made uniformly, at the
prescribed rate, and to guard against misses and overlapped areas. Predetermined
quantities of the mixture shall be used in accordance with specifications to cover
specified sections of known areas. To checks the rate and uniformity of application, the
applicator will observe the degree of wetting of the ground or distribute test sheets of
paper or pans over the area at intervals and observe the quantity of material deposited
thereon.

MAA Landscape Specifications

B-8

July 2006 (REVISED)

Exhibit B

On surfaces that are to be mulched as indicated by the plans or designated by the MAA
Engineer, seed and fertilizer applied by the spray method need not be raked into the soil
or rolled. However, on surfaces on which mulch is not to be used, the raking and
rolling operations will be required after the soil has dried.
903-3.4 MAINTENANCE OF SEEDED AREAS. The contractor shall protect seeded areas
against traffic or other use by warning signs or barricades, as approved by the Engineer.
Surfaces gullied or otherwise damaged following seeding shall be repaired by regrading and
reseeding as directed. The Contractor shall mow, water as directed, and otherwise maintain
seeded areas in a satisfactory condition until final inspection and acceptance of the work.
When either the dry or wet application method outlined above is used for work performed out of
season, the Contractor will be required to establish a good stand of grass of uniform color and
density to the satisfaction of the Engineer. If at the time when the contract has been otherwise
completed it is not possible to make an adequate determination of the color, density, and
uniformity of such stand of grass, payment for the unaccepted portions of the areas seeded out of
season will be withheld until such time as these requirements have been met.

METHOD OF MEASUREMENT
903-4 The quantity of seeding to be paid for shall be the numbers of acres (or square yard) or
portions thereof, measured on the ground surface, completed, and accepted. Separate
measurements will be made of the areas seeded with the several seed mixtures specified. No
distinction will be made between graded areas and undisturbed areas in arriving at the total
acreage (or square yard) for each area seeded with specified seed mixes. No separate
measurements will be made of graded and undisturbed areas for purposes of separate payments.

BASIS OF PAYMENT
903-5.1 The quantity, determined as provided above, will be paid for at the contract unit price
per acre (or square yard), or fraction thereof, for seeding, which price and payment shall be full
compensation for furnishing and placing all material, including fertilizers, and for all labor,
equipment, tools, and incidentals necessary to complete the work prescribed in the item.
Payment will be made under:
Item 903-5.1
Item 903-5.2
Item 903-5.3
Item 903-5.4
Item 903-5.5
Item 903-5.6
Item 903-5.7
Item 903-5.8

Seeding Mixture No. 1 -- per acre


Seeding Mixture No. 1 -- per square yard
Seeding Mixture No. 2 -- per acre
Seeding Mixture No. 2 -- per square yard
Seeding Mixture No. 3 -- per acre
Seeding Mixture No. 3 -- per square yard
Amendments per acre
Amendments per square yard

MAA Landscape Specifications

B-9

July 2006 (REVISED)

Exhibit B

Item 903-5.9 Fertilizer per acre


Item 903-5.10 Fertilizer per square yard

END OF ITEM 903

MAA Landscape Specifications

B-10

July 2006 (REVISED)

Exhibit C
MAA Plant List
Perennials, Ground Covers, Annuals & Bulbs
Scientific name
Alchemilla mollis
Astilbe x arendsii
Carex grayi
Carex stricta
Ceratostigma plumbaginoides
Chrysanthemum x superbum
Convallaria majalis
Coreopsis rosea
Coreopsis verticillata
Dryopteris erythrosora
Dryopteris marginalis
Echinacea purpurea 'Magnus'
Epigea repens
Eupatorium coelestinum
Eupatorium hyssopifolium
Eupatorium maculatum
Eupatorium purpureum
Geranium maculatum
Hedera helix
Hemerocallis spp.
Hibiscus moscheutos
Hosta spp.
Hydrangea quercifolia
Iris sibirica
Iris versicolor
Lantana camara
Liatris spicata
Liriope muscari
Liriope variegata
Lobelia siphilitica
Lonicera sempervirens
Lythrum salicaria
Narcissus (all species and cultivars)
Nepeta x faassenii
Onoclea sensibilis
Osmunda cinnamomea
Pelargonium x domesticum
Perovskia abrotanoides
Phlox stolonifera
Polygonum aubertii
Polystichum acrostichoides
Rudbeckia fulgida
Salvia nemorosa
Schizachyrium scoparium
Sedum spectabile
Solidago rugosa
Thelypteris noveboracensis
Tiarella cordifolia
Tulipa spp.

Common name
Lady's Mantle
Hybrid Astilbe
Morningstar Sedge
Tussock Sedge
Leadwort/Plumbago
Shasta Daisy
Lily-of-the-Valley
Rosy Coreopsis
Threadleaf Coreopsis
Autumn Fern
Leatherleaf Wood Fern
Magnus Coneflower
Trailing Arbutus
Hardy Ageratum
Hyssopleaf Thoroughwort
Joe-Pye Weed
Sweet Joe-Pye Weed
Wild Geranium
English Ivy
Daylily
Rose Mallow
Plantain Lily
Oakleaf Hydrangea
Siberian Iris
Blue Flag Iris
Yellow Sage
Gay-feather
Blue Lily-turf
Variegated Liriope
Blue Cardinal Flower
Coral Honeysuckle
Purple Loosestrife
Daffodil
Catmint
Sensitive Fern
Cinnamon Fern
Mary Washington Geranium
Caspian/Russian Blue Sage
Creeping Phlox
Silver Lace Vine
Christmas Fern
Blackeyed Susan
May Night Salvia
Little Bluestem
Stonecrop
Goldenrod
New York Fern
Foam Flower
Tulip

Exhibit C
MAA Plant List
Perennials, Ground Covers, Annuals & Bulbs
Scientific name
Verbena canadensis
Veronica spp.
Vinca minor
Yucca filamentosa

Common name
Rose Verbena
Speedwell
Periwinkle
Adam's-needle Yucca

Exhibit C
MAA Plant List
Shrubs (large, medium, small, ornamental & evergreen)
Scientific name
Abelia "Edward Goucher"
Abelia x grandiflora
Acer campestre
Berberis x mentorensis
Buddleia davidii
Calluna vulgaris
Clethra alnifolia
Cotoneaster dammeri
Deutzia gracilis
Euonymus americanus
Euonymus kiautschovicus
Forsythia x intermedia
Forsythia suspensa
Forsythia viridissima
Hamamelis vernalis
Hamamelis virginiana
Hydrangea arborescens
Hydrangea quercifolia
Hypericum patulum
Hypericum frondosum
Ilex spp.
Ilex x attenuata "Fosteri"

Ilex crenata
Ilex x "Edward J Stevens"
Ilex glabra
Ilex x meserveae
Ilex opaca
Itea virginica
Jasminum nudiflorum
Juniperis conferta
Juniperis chinensis

Juniperis horizontalis
Juniperis procumbens
Juniperis sabina
Juniperis scopulorum
Kalmia latafolia
Lavandula angustifolia
Leucothoe axillaris
Ligustrum japanicum
Lindera benzoin

Common name
Edward Goucher Abelia
Glossy Abelia
Hedge Maple
Mentor Barberry
Butterfly Bush
Common Heather
Sweet Pepperbush
Bearberry Cotoneaster
Slender Deutzia
Strawberry Bush
Spreading Euonymus
Border Forsythia
Weeping Forsythia
Greenstem Forsythia
Vernal Witchhazel
Common Witchhazel
Smooth Hydrangea
Oakleaf Hydrangea
Goldencup St. Johnswort
Golden St. Johnswort
Holly species (male cultivars only)
Foster's Holly (male cultivars only)
Japanese Holly (male cultivars such as 'Glass', 'Green
Dragon', 'Green Island', 'Helleri', 'Howard', 'Northern Beauty'
and 'Sentinel' only)
Edward Stevens Holly
Inkberry (male cultivars such as 'Chamzin' and 'Shamrock'
only)
Meserve Hybrid Hollies (male cultivars such as 'Blue Boy',
'Blue Prince', 'Blue Stallion', and 'China Boy' only)
American Holly (male cultivars such as 'Jersey Knight' only)
Virginia Sweetspire
Winter Jasmine
Shore Juniper
Chinese Juniper (male cultivars such as 'Globosa' and
'Pfitzeriana Glauca' only)
Creeping Juniper (male cultivars such as 'Fountain',
'Glomerata', 'Jade River', 'Jade Spreader', 'Plumosa' and
'Plumosa Compacta Youngstown' only)
Japgarden Juniper (male cultivars only)
Savin Juniper (male cultivars only)
Rocky Mountain Juniper (male cultivars such as 'Gray Gleam',
'Medora', and 'Silver King' only)
Mountain Laurel
Common Lavender
Fetterbush
Japanese Privet
Spicebush (use male cultivars such as 'Green Gold' and
'Rubra' only)

Exhibit C
MAA Plant List
Shrubs (large, medium, small, ornamental & evergreen)
Scientific name
Magnolia virginiana
Microbiota decussata
Mynca pennsylvanica
Nandina domestica
Osmanthus heterophyllus
Photinia x fraseri
Prunus laurocerasus
Pyracantha koidzumii
Rhododendron arborescens
Sarcococca hookeriana
Spiraea spp.
Spiraea nipponica 'Snowmound'
Syringa vulgaris
Taxus baccata
Taxus x media
Viburnum x burkwoodii
Viburnum plicatum var. tomentosum
Viburnum rhytidophyllum
Weigela florida

Common name
Sweetbay Magnolia
Russian Arborvitae
Northern Bayberry (male cultivars such as 'Myriman' only)
Heavenly Bamboo (non-fruiting cultivars such as 'Atropurpurea
Nana' only)
False-holly
Fraser Photinia
Common Cherrylaurel (only cultivars with non-showy fruit such
as 'Schipkaensis' only)
Formosa Firethorn
Sweet Azalea
Sweetbox
Meadowsweet
Snowmound Spiraea
Common Lilac
English Yew (male cultivars only)
Anglojap Yew (male cultivars such as 'Amherst', 'Brownii',
'Hatfieldii' and 'Sebian' only)
Burkwood Viburnum
Doublefile Viburnum (use non-fruiting cultivars such as
'Roseum' only)
Leatherleaf Viburnum
Old-fashioned Wegelia

Exhibit C
MAA Plant List
Trees (large, medium, small, ornamental & evergreen)
Scientific Name
Abies concolor
Abies nordmanniana
Acer campestre
Acer rubrum

Acer x freemanii
Betula nigra
Carpinus betulus 'Fastigiata'
Carpinus caroliniana
Cedrus atlantica
Cedrus deodora
Cercidiphyllum japonicum
Cercis canadensis
Chionanthus virginicus
Crytomeria japonica
Cupressocyparis x leylandii

Fraxinus americana

Fraxinus pennsylvanica
Ginkgo biloba

Gleditsia triacanthos var. inermis


Ilex opaca
Koelreutarea paniculata
Lagerstroemia indica
Liriodendron tulipfera
Liquidambar styraciflua
Magnolia x loebneri
Magnolia x soulangiana
Magnolia stellata
Magnolia virginiana

Malus spp.
Ostrya virginiana
Oxydendrum arboreum
Picea abies
Picea glauca
Picea omorika
Picea pungens
Pinus echinata
Pinus mugo

Common Name
White Fir
Nordman Fir
Hedge Maple
Red Maple (seedless cultivars such as 'Celzam',
'Karpick', and 'Somerset' only)
Freeman Maple (seedless cultivars such as 'Autumn
Blaze', 'Celebration', 'Marmo' and 'Scarlet Sentinel' only)
River Birch
Upright European Hornbeam
American Hornbeam
Blue Atlas Cedar
Deodor Cedar
Katsura tree
Eastern Redbud
White Fringetree (male only)
Japanese Cedar
Leyland Cypress
White Ash (seedless cultivars such as 'Autumn
Applause', 'Autumn Purple', Champaign County',
'Rosehill' and 'Skyline' only)
Green Ash (seedless cultivars such as 'Aerial',
'Bergeson', 'Honeyshade', 'Marshalls Seedless',
'Patmore' and 'Robinhood' only)
Ginko (male cultivars only)
Thornless Common Honeylocust (seedless cultivars
such as 'Imperial', 'Shademaster', 'Skyline', and
'Sunburst' only)
American Holly (male cultivars such as 'Jersey Knight'
only)
Golden Raintree
Crape Myrtle
Yellow Poplar
Sweetgum
Loebneri Magnolia
Saucer Magnolia
Star Magnolia
Sweetbay Magnolia
Flowering Crabapple (non-fruiting cultivars such as
'American Beauty', 'Prince Georges', and 'Spring Snow'
only)
American Hophornbeam
Sourwood
Norway Spruce
White Spruce
Serbian Spruce
Colorado Spruce
Shortleaf Pine
Mugo Pine

Exhibit C
MAA Plant List
Trees (large, medium, small, ornamental & evergreen)
Scientific Name
Pinus rigida
Pinus strobus
Pinus taeda
Pinus thunbergii
Pinus virginiana
Platanus occidentalis
Populus deltoides
Populus grandidentata
Prunus spp.
Prunus serrulata
Prunus x yedoensis
Salix nigra
Sophora japonica
Stewartia pseudocamellia
Styrax japonicus
Syringa reticulata
Taxodium distichum
Thuja occidentalis
Tilia americana
Tilia cordata
Tilia tomentosa
Tsuga canadensis
Tsuga caroliniana
Ulmus americana
Ulmus parvifolia
Ulmus pumila
Zelkova serrata

Common Name
Pitch Pine
Eastern White Pine
Loblolly Pine
Japanese Black Pine
Virginia Pine
American Sycamore
Eastern Cottonwood
Bigtooth Aspen
Flowering Cherry (non-fruiting cultivars only)
Japanese Flowering Cherry (non-fruiting cultivars such
as 'Kwanzan' only)
Yoshino Cherry (non-fruiting cultivars only)
Black Willow
Japanese Scholartree
Japanese Stewartia
Japanese Snowbell
Japanese Tree Lilac
Bald Cypress
American Arborvitae
American Linden
Littleleaf Linden
Silver Linden
Canadian Hemlock
Carolina Hemlock
American Elm
Chinese Elm
Siberian Elm
Japanese Zelkova

Grasses (Ornamental, Turf, Erosion Control)


Scientific name
Andropogon scoparius
Calamagrostis x acutiflora
Calamagrostis arundinacea 'Karl Foerster'
Calamagrostis stricta
Festuca arundinacea
Festuca longifolia
Festuca rubra var. commutata
Lolium multiflorum
Lolium perenne
Miscanthus sinensis var. gracillimus
Panicum virgatum
Pennisetum alopecuroides
Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Hameln'
Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Little Bunny'
Pennisetum villosum
Poa pratensis

Common name
Little Bluestem
Feather Reed Grass
Foerster's Feather Reed Grass
Slimstem Reed Grass
Certified turf-type Tall Fescue
Hard Fescue
Chewings Fescue
Annual Ryegrass
Perennial Ryegrass
Maiden Grass
Switch-grass
Fountain Grass
'Hameln' Fountain Grass
'Little Bunny' Fountain Grass
Feathertop
Kentucky Bluegrass