The primary task of the Volunteer Enforcement Corps will be helping to monitor the amount of sediment nonpoint source pollution that flows into Maryland waterways and the Chesapeake Bay.
Contractors that undertake projects that disturb more than an acre of soil are required to apply for a General Permit for Stormwater Discharges Associated with Construction Activity (General Permit.) Conditions of the General Permit require that contractors who have applied for the permit:
The Volunteer Enforcement Corps’ primary task will be to audit the contractors’ logs for compliance to the General Permit. Members of the Volunteer Enforcement Corps will be taught how to complete this task by a member of MDE’s staff. Increased monitoring of this permit will help to reduce the amount and impact of stormwater runoff on Maryland’s watersheds.
Tasks that relate to the primary goal of the Volunteer Enforcement Corps include maintaining rainfall databases used to audit contractors’ logs, updating the site location maps in Google Earth, and preparing the request and notification packages that will be sent out to contractors.
For more information, please contact Nadine Jackson-Bey at 410-537-3086 or Nadine.Hailey@maryland.gov.
Note: As of April 2014, VEC has been replaced by the MDE Volunteer Corps and Internship Program.
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