Plan Review for State and Federal Projects


​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​New Exciting news bulletin! 

Effective immediately,  the Sediment and Stormwater Plan Review Division (SSPRD) is transitioning to 100% electronic submittals.  If you made a paper submittal to SSPRD after March 13, 2020 and have not yet communicated directly with the reviewer, then you should re-submit an electronic version to Please see the instructions on electronic submissions. 

When your project is ready for approval, the plans will also be approved electronically, and an email will be sent with downloading instructions.    As with any new process, there will be details to work out initially so we th​ank you in advance for your patience and understanding during this transition.  If you have any questions regarding this please feel free to email your review or contact the Plan Review Division at 410-537-3563.

2020-04-10 Electronic Submittal Instructions.pdfElectronic Submittal Instructions


The Plan Review Division re​views construction plans on state and federal projects for consistency with Stormwater Management regulations (SWM) and Erosion and Sediment Control (ESC) regulations, then issue approval. Projects disturbing less than 5000 sf are exempted from SWM, and if the disturbance is also below 100 cy, no ESC review​ or approval is required.

MDE Spreadsheets for use with State & Federal Projects

The Sediment and Stormwater Plan Review Division has developed computational spreadsheets for State and federal applicants and their designers to calculate a project’s stormwater management requirements. All projects, except ​those exclusively eligible for a waiver in accordance with Section 3.3.A of the Guidelines, will be required to use these spreadsheets. Complet​​e Instructions for the spreadsheets are provided in Technical Memorandum No. 11​. ​​​


Storm​water Management (SWM) Calculator

Environmental Site Design Summary Sheet (​ESDSS)

Water Q​uality Summary Sheet (WQSS)

Provided Treatment: Achieved PE, Treated ESDV, and Treated ReV

Please note, these spreadsheets and technical memoranda are intended for use by State and federal agencies for projects submitted to the Sediment and Stormwater Plan Review Division.

Questions about the review of State and federal projects should be directed to Ms. Amanda Malcolm at (410) 537-3551 or by email at


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