State and Federal Projects
The Plan Review Division reviews 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.
Submitting a Project
Projects are submitted electronically to the Sediment and Stormwater Plan Review Division (SSPRD) via email to MDE.SSPRD@maryland.gov. Please refer to the instructions on electronic submissions. Although this process was developed as a result of COVID, it's here to stay!
Electronic Submittal Instructions
When your project is ready for approval, the plans will also be approved electronically, and an email will be sent with downloading instructions. If you have any questions regarding this please feel free to email your reviewer or contact the Plan Review Division at 410-537-3563.
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. Complete Instructions for the spreadsheets are provided in
Technical Memorandum No. 11.
Stormwater Management (SWM) Calculator
Environmental Site Design Summary Sheet (ESDSS)
Water Quality 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 Amanda.Malcolm@maryland.gov.
The Department is developing a Procedures Manual that addresses requirements, policy interpretations, and design decisions relating to the submittal, review, and approval of State and federal construction projects. While the Procedures Manual is under development, the Department will be issuing a number of Technical Memoranda (see below). These are intended to address issues or provide additional information to the State and federal applicants, and their constituents.