Joint Evaluation Meeting

The Joint Evaluation Meeting (JE) is intended to provide a potential applicant on large, complicated or non-standard projects with informal regulatory feedback and is intended to help guide an applicant towards submitting a complete application. The JE may also be used to provide the regulatory agencies with project updates as the application is being reviewed. The JE is not intended for the potential applicant to have the agencies “design” a project; the applicant should be prepared to present a proposed project design which should include several alternatives showing reduction and minimization.
JE is routinely attended by the following agencies: The Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE), the United States Corps of Engineers (CORPS), the Maryland Board of Public Works, The Maryland Critical Area Commission, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, the United States Environmental Protection Agency, the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Other agencies from local or municipal regulatory programs attend as necessary based on a project’s description. The applicant may invite other programs or agencies that they are interested in receiving feedback from based on the proposed project.
JE is not open to the general public. Only the potential applicant, agencies, and individuals specifically invited by the potential applicant or an agency are allowed.
What JE does not do:
  • JE does not provide regulatory decisions.
  • Comments provided during JE by the agencies are not decisional.
  • JE does not provide project approval by the MDE or the CORPS based on the potential applicant’s presentation or provided plans
JE is held on the last Wednesday of every month (except when holidays require a change). The current year’s schedule is provided below and is included in the downloadable Meeting Request Worksheet. An hour time slot is provided for presentations. This includes time for the presentation, questions, answers, and agency comments. Additional time for larger projects can be requested in the worksheet.


Meeting Date
Deadline for JE requests​ ​Posting of JE agendas
November 29​ ​November 20 November 21
December 20 December 11 ​December 12

Meeting Date
Deadline for JE requests​​Posting of JE agendas
January 31​
January 22
January 23
February 28
February 19
February 20
March 27​March 18
March 19
April 24
April 15
April 16
May 29
May 20
May 21
June 26
June 17June 18
July 31July 22
July 23
August 28
August 19August 20
September 25
September 16September 17
October 30
October 21
October 22
November 27
November 18November 19
December 18
December 9December 10

To request a JE presentation time slot, please download the worksheet below and fill out and return the last page (per the directions) to the JE Coordinator (contact information below).
JE Coordinator contact:

Joint Evaluation Presentation Request Worksheet​ - 2023 (Word doc)

Joint Evaluation Presentation Request Worksheet - 2024 (Word doc)


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