Wetlands and Waterways Permits Interactive Search Portal
Tier II Review: Nontidal Wetlands and Waterway Construction
Guidance on navigating the broadband permitting process - developed by MDE, DNR, MDOT, MDP and DoIT
For more information, please see the MD Department of Natural Resources guidance on Streamlining Rural Broadband projects and the User’s Guide to Streamlining Protective Environmental Permitting & Securing Resource Access.
This guide offers practical step-by-step advice to internet service project developers that may require state agency environmental permits or access to state owned land and communication infrastructure. The guide was developed as a collaboration between the Maryland Departments of the Environment, Natural Resources, Transportation, Planning and Information Technology.
Tidal Wetland Joint Federal/State Application for the Alteration of any Tidal Wetland in Maryland A.K.A. "Short Form" - Required for submission of all tidal applications by March 31, 2018
Application Instruction Booklet and Sample Activity Guidelines and Drawings
State Application Processing Procedures
PreApplication Meetings and Link to Form
Application Fee Schedules
Applications and Forms
Maryland State Programmatic General Permit-5 MDSPGP-5 (effective October 1, 2016) from the Army Corps of Engineers website
The Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) and the Chesapeake Bay Trust grant program to provide funds for nontidal wetland restoration, creation, and enhancement projects throughout Maryland.
Notice: Use of the new JPA Tidal Short Form is being required for submission of tidal applications by March 31, 2018.(JPA_Tidal_ShortForm_Notice_of_Use.pdf)
Notice of Intent to Revise Maryland's Nontidal Wetland Mitigation Regulations
Requesting Feedback on Methodology to Revise Nontidal Wetland ILF Rates
Best Management Practices for Working in Nontidal Wetlands, Wetland Buffers, Waterways, and 100-Year Floodplains
Tidal Wetland Regulations for Living Shorelines
Board of Marine Contractors information has been moved to the Environmental Boards page, near the bottom.
Allegany Junction Limited Partnership, Nontidal Wetlands and Waterways Application No. 18-NT-3189/201861137 (PDF, 98 pages)
Columbia Gas Transmission, LLC / Eastern Panhandle Expansion Project
Columbia Gas Transmission, LLC / Line 8000 Replacement Project (PDF, 99 pages)
Conowingo Hydroelectric Project - Exelon Application for Water Quality Certification
Conowingo Hydroelectric Project / Exelon - Clean Water Act Section 401 Certification for the Conowingo Hydroelectric Project / FERC Project No. P-405 / MDE WSA Application No. 17-WQC-02 - April 27, 2018 (PDF, 59 pages, 3 MB)
Conowingo Hydroelectric Project - Public Comment Period Extended to January 15, 2018. At the Public Hearing on December 5, 2017, MDE announced that the public comment period was extended to January 15, 2018.
Conowingo Hydroelectric Project - Public Hearing Announcement for December 5, 2017 (Announcement dated October 13, 2017)
Conowingo Hydroelectric Project - Public Comments Received - in response to the October 13, 2017 Public Notice
Conowingo Hydroelectric Project - Public Comments Received - in response to the July 10, 2017 Public Notice
Public Notice of August 8, 2017 - Conowingo Hydroelectric Project - Public Comment Period Extended through August 23, 2017
Public Notice of July 10, 2017 - Conowingo Hydroelectric Project - Exelon Application for Water Quality Certification
Challenges to the Water Quality Certification
Conowingo Pilot Dredge Project/MES - Public Notice - May 15, 2018
Conowingo Pilot Dredge Project/MES - Notice of Public Informational Hearing for a State Nontidal Wetlands and Waterways Permit and the Opportunity to Provide Comments - May 14, 2018
Conowingo Pilot Dredge Project/MES - Application for a State Nontidal Wetlands and Waterways Permit No. 201860797/18-NT-0152 - May 8, 2018 (PDF, 166 pages, 22MB)
Wetland Conservation Plan
Restoration Initiative - Restoration Funding
MDE's Regulatory Decision Timeline for the Charles County Cross County Connector project
Supplements to US Army Corps of Engineers Wetland Delineation Manual
Priority Areas for Wetland Restoration, Preservation, and Mitigation
Shore Erosion Control Guidelines - Marsh Creation (1.4 MB)
Shore Erosion Control Guidelines for Waterfront Property Owners - 2nd Edition (2.1 MB)
Just fill out the Landowner Interest Form.
Programmatic Wetland Mitigation: description of sites by county or watershed
Effectiveness of Maryland Compensatory Mitigation Program
Rapid Mitigation Site Scoring Method
Structural Shoreline Stablilization Maps
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