Electronically Accepted Permit Applications

Air and Radiation

Air Quality Permitting 

  • Air Quality General Permits to Construct (A scanned version can be accepted via email to begin the process, but most are mailed hard copy with the fee payment directly to our Fiscal Services P.O. Box for processing. An applicant is covered as long as they submit the fee with the application for a general permit. We cannot take credit card payments for permit application fees, so it must be sent by check with the application in the mail to our P.O. Box to be immediately covered.)
  • Air Quality Standard Permits to Construct (A scanned, signed version can be accepted via email to begin the log-in process, but we request a hard copy to follow in the mail for our records.)
  • Air Quality State Permits to Operate (A scanned, signed version can be accepted via email to begin the log-in process, but we request a hard copy to follow in the mail for our records.)
  • Title V - Part 70 Operating Permits (A scanned, signed version can be accepted via email to begin the log-in process, but we request a hard copy to follow in the mail for our records.)

Radiological Health Program

Compliance Program, Asbestos Division 

Land

Oil Control Program 

Resource Management Program

Solid Waste Program

  • Refuse Disposal Facilities and Natural Wood Waste Recycling Facilities - Renewals may be emailed, but new solid waste facility applicants must submit multiple complete hard copy applications for distribution by MDE to various other state, federal and local government entities. However, new facility applicants may email copies of plans and operation manuals for MDE review and comment. (Note: If attachments are too large for email, the program can download the applicant's attachments if sent a link to encrypted Dropbox or some other similar site.)

Mining Program 

Water

Sediment, Stormwater, and Dam Safety Program

  • Stormwater management and Erosion and Sediment control plans for State and Federal Projects(Approvals) - There is no permit application for State and federal projects. However, the procedures for the plan approval process may be found here.
  • Dam Safety Permits after formal Joint Permit Application (JPA) process (Applications) - Applications are accepted through the formal JPA through the Wetlands and Waterways Program. However, additional supporting information may be submitted using the following email address: mde.dampermits@maryland.gov.
  • MS4 Phase I and Phase II Permits (Applications) - The MS4 Phase I permits do not have an electronic application process. Applications for new permits are accepted as part of the fourth year annual report (i.e., once every four years). The notices of intent (NOI) to comply with the Phase II permits and the procedures for submitting them to the Department may be found here.

Integrated Water Planning Program

  • Water and Sewer Amendments (Requests and Approvals) - The law requires Counties and Baltimore City to send paper copies. These amendments are housed at the county level and on their websites.
  • Water Quality Trading (Applications) - Water Quality Trading is registered through the Maryland Department of the Environment or Maryland Department of Agriculture depending on the source of the credit. (Email)

Water Supply Program

Wetlands and Waterways Program

  • Permit Issuance for all Tidal general licenses, Nontidal Wetlands authorizations, and Waterway Construction Permits, as well as Water Quality Certification and Coastal Consistency Determination approvals - Permits are currently issued using the TEMPO database system, signed, then mailed or e-mailed. Applications for Tidal licenses, Nontidal permits, and Waterway Construction permits are available from the Wetlands and Waterways Program website.
  • ECollaboration Pilot (started May 2020) - electronic Joint Permit Application (JPA) application submission, MDE, ACOE and IRT (DNR, MHT, CAC) application review and MDE permit issuance capability for all Tidal general licenses, Nontidal Wetlands authorizations, and Waterway Construction Permits (MDOT/SHA and MDTA are Pilot applicants) - Once the Pilot period is completed, it is anticipated that the next steps for the Ecollaboration System will be to begin to accept some applications electronically for non-fee-based permits handled by the Wetlands and Waterways Program. When the ECollaboration system becomes actively deployed for wider use, there will be a login link available from the ECollaboration Search Portal web page.
  • Electronic Report and Recommendation (R&R) to the Board of Public Works (BPW) - An R&R is forwarded to the BPW for their final determination as to issuance of a Wetlands License.

Wastewater Permits Program

Compliance Program

  • NetDMR - Entire process is completed through online database

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