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Sediment Erosion & Sediment Control
What's in Your Pond?
The Maryland Department of the Environment provided three interactive sessions for Maryland's regulators and the local jurisdictions to reestablish contact; refresh our understanding of regulatory authorities; and ensure we are all interpreting requirements the same way.
The Universe of Ponds - September 16, 2020
A presentation looking at legal and regulatory authority, procedures and MOUs; a history of dam regulations in Maryland and the role of SCD in carrying out the regulatory requirements; categorizing embankments and outlining basic design criteria; and pond maintenance and retrofits.
The Universe of Ponds
How Did We Get Here?
Defining a Dam
SWM Pond Maintenance & Retrofits
Technical Issues - October 14, 2020
A discussion on hazard classifications and hazard creep and the draft MDE 'Guidance for Completing a Dam Breach Analysis for Small Ponds and Dams in Maryland'; common mistakes, myths, and misconceptions that MDE plan reviewers come across; policy memoranda; and sediment basins and Code 378.
Hazard Classification and Hazard Creep
Common Mistakes, Problems, and Misconceptions
Technical Memos and Hot Topics
Sediment Basins and Code 378
What You See is What You Get! - November 18, 2020
The final session ties the technical issues to solutions such as policy development and how we can collaborate reviews between jurisdictions; the changes that are proposed to modernize dam safety regulations; and how local planning, zoning and subdivision decisions can impact existing and proposed small ponds.
What You See is What You Get!
1800 Washington Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21230