Final Decision by MDE to Reissue Columbia Nontidal Wetlands & Waterways Permit No. 12-NT-0433

August 8, 2015

Issued Nontidal Wetlands and Waterways Permit.  A copy of the issued Permit, an MDE-cover letter, the Notice of Decision, Summary of the Basis for the Decision, Impact Plates, and Impact Tables are included within the below files.


Permit Conditions.  The below-listed Special and General Conditions of the issued Permit reference various plans and materials.  Those referenced plans and materials can be found at the links listed below each corresponding Permit condition.  Hard copies of these plans and materials are also available for inspection at the following locations on or after August 11, 2015.

Maryland Department of the Environment
1800 Washington Boulevard
Baltimore, MD 21230
* MDE Receptionist, during regular business hours*
Baltimore County Public Library
Cockeysville Branch
9833 Greenside Drive
Cockeysville, MD 21030 
   
Baltimore County Public Library
Hereford Branch
16490 York Road
Hereford, MD 21111
Baltimore County Public Library
Reisterstown Branch
21 Cockeys Mill Road
Reisterstown, MD 21136

Harford County Public Library
Fallston Branch
1461 Fallston Road
Fallston, MD 21047

Special Condition B requires compliance with Erosion and Sediment Control (ESC) Plans & Maintenance of Steam Flow (MOSF) Plans.  Copies of the MDE-approved ESC plans and MOSF plans are provided in the below-listed files.  To identify the ESC plan files and pages applicable to each phase of the project, please review the explanatory "ESC Plan Files Cover Sheet" file at the top the file list.

List of ESC plan and MOSF plan files

Special Condition E requires compliance with a Horizontal Directional Drilling Contingency Plan.  A copy of that plan is provided in the below file.

Special Condition F requires compliance with a Dry Open-Cut, Dam-and-Pump Crossing Method Description.  A copy of that description is provided in the below file.

Special Condition I requires implementation of MDE’s Best Management Practices for Working in Nontidal Wetlands, Wetland Buffers, Waterways, and 100-Year Floodplains.  A document describing those practices is provided in the below file.

Special Condition J requires implementation of certain Enhanced Best Management Practices.  A document describing those practices is provided in the below file.

Special Condition K requires implementation of certain Advanced Best Management Practices.  A document describing those practices is provided in the below file.

Special Condition L requires compliance with Forest Conservation (FC) Plans and Forest Buffer Protection (FBP) Plans.  Copies of those plans are provided in the below-listed files.   To identify the files and pages applicable to each phase, please review the explanatory "FC and FBP Plan Files Cover Sheet" file at the top of the file list.

List of Forest Conservation Plans

Special Condition M requires compliance with an Invasive Species Control Plan for Didymosphenia geminata at Gunpowder Falls.  A copy of that plan is provided in the below file.

Special Condition N requires use of a Stream-Side Planting Plan.  A copy of that plan is provided in the below file.

Special Condition O requires use of MDE spreadsheet MDE BIO3.  A copy of that spreadsheet is provided in the below file.

Special Condition P requires compliance with a Hydrostatic Testing Discharge Permit.  A copy of that permit is provided in the below file.

Special Condition Q requires compliance with a Spill Response Plan.  A copy of that plan is provided in the below file.

General Condition 20 requires compliance with a Phase II Mitigation Plan as approved by MDE.  Copies of that plan and approval letter are provided in the below files.

 

June 1, 2015

Public Notice & Public Informational Hearing on Columbia Nontidal Wetlands & Waterways Permit No. 12-NT-0433


April 30, 2015

​Memorandum Opinion & Order