Plan Review for State and Federal Projects


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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