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The mission of the Department’s Water and Science Administration (WSA) is to restore and maintain the quality of the State’s ground and surface waters, and to plan for and supervise the development and conservation of the State's waters. WMA manages a broad range of activities, including regulating and financing municipal wastewater treatment systems; regulating the use and development of the State's water resources, public water supplies, and on-site residential sanitation systems; regulating well-drilling and industrial pretreatment; providing technical assistance for water and wastewater utilities; financing small creek and estuary restoration; approving erosion/sediment control and storm water management plans; storm water permitting; dam permitting and inspection; protection and management of tidal and nontidal wetlands and waters; and regulating mining activities and mitigation problems associated with abandoned mines. These protection, financing and regulatory activities help WMA ensure that State waters are safe for drinking, recreation, and wildlife.
Programs Administered by WSA:
These Programs are designed to:
The Environmental Boards are comprised of three State licensing boards, established by the General Assembly. Also located within the Water and Science Administration, the Boards were created to license and certify individuals as:
The Environmental Boards screen applicants wanting to enter the professions, administer competency examinations, evaluate continuing education as a prerequisite for license renewal, and take disciplinary action against those licensees found guilty of violating the law.
3.01 Surface Water Discharge Permit (Industrial)3.02 General Discharge Permits3.03 General Discharge Permit for Stormwater Associated with Industrial Activity3.04 Surface Water Discharge Permit (Municipal)3.05 Ground Water Discharge Permit (Municipal or Industrial)3.06 Toxic Materials Permit 3.07 Water and Sewerage Construction Permit (moved to Office of Budget and Infrastructure Financing as of July 2009)3.08 - 3.13 Mining Permits (moved to Land Management Administration as of July 2009)3.14 Well Construction Permit3.15 Water Appropriation and Use Permit3.16 Drinking Water Sampler Certification3.17 Drinking Water Laboratory Certification3.18 Tidal Wetland Licenses and Permits3.19 Wetlands and Waterways Program3.20 Waterway and 100-year Floodplain3.21 Erosion/Sediment Control and Stormwater Management Plan Approvals3.22 Responsible Person Training & Certification Program for Erosion/Sediment Control3.23 General Permit for Stormwater Associated with Construction Activity3.24 Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Permit3.25 Dam Safety Permit/Waterway Construction Permit3.26 Environmental Sanitarian License -- transferred to DHMH as of July 20123.27 Waterworks and Waste Systems Operator Certification3.28 Well Driller License 3.29 Marine Contractor License4.01 Relaying Oysters for Commercial Harvest Off-Bottom Aquaculture4.02 Relaying Oysters for Commercial Harvest Private Oyster Lease Holders
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