Table 1.3-2 Permits, Approvals, and Regulatory Requirements

Agency

Permit/Approval

Regulated Activity

Approval Obtained / Status

Required for Project

FEDERAL PERMITS AND APPROVALS

USACE, Baltimore District

Section 404 of the Clean Water Act and Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbor

Discharge of dredge or fill material into waters of the United States, including jurisdictional wetlands.

To be filed

YES

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

Notice of Application for Construction or Modification of Overhead Transmission Circuits

Construction that has the potential to affect navigable airspace (height in excess of 200 feet or within 20,000 feet of an airport).

N/A

NO

MARYLAND PERMITS AND APPROVALS

Maryland PSC

CPCN

Construction of overhead transmission circuits > 69 kV.

To be filed

YES

MDE

Section 401 Water Quality Certification

Federal activities affecting state water quality.

To be filed

YES

MDE

National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) General Permit for Storm Water Construction Activities

Construction sites one acre or greater.

To be filed

YES

MDE

Nontidal Wetlands and Waterway Permit

Work in waters of the state, including streams, wetlands, wetland buffer, and 100-year floodplain.

To be filed

YES

MDE

Coastal Zone Consistency Determination

Work requiring a Federal Permit. Completed by MDE, on DNR’s behalf, as part of the Wetland Permit review.

To be filed

YES

MD DNR

Roadside Tree Care Permit

Removal or trimming of any roadside tree (within a public ROW), including effects to a roadside tree root zone, because of tunneling, trenching, or boring.

N/A

NO

Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT), Maryland Aviation Administration

Notice of Proposed Construction or Alteration

Construction of an object that has the potential to affect navigable airspace (within four mile radius of Baltimore/Washington International Airport [BWI] or three mile radius of Martin State Airport [MTN]).

N/A

NO

MDOT, State Highway Administration (SHA)

State Highway Crossing Permit

Utility work within state road ROW.

To be filed

YES

MD DNR

Forest Conservation Act Exemption

Cutting or clearing, or grading of forest.

N/A

NO

QUEEN ANNE’S COUNTY APPROVALS

Queen Anne’s County Soil Conservation District

Sediment Control Plan Approval

Land disturbance exceeding 5,000 square feet (ft²) or excavation/fill over 100 cubic yards (yd³).

To be filed

YES

Queen Anne’s County Public Works Department

Grading Permit and Stormwater Management Plan Approval

Land disturbance exceeding 5,000 ft² ¬†or excavation/fill over 100 yd³.

To be filed

YES

Queen Anne’s County Public Works Department

Road Crossing Permit

Utility work within county road ROWs.

To be filed

YES

Queen Anne’s County Planning and Zoning Department

Conditional Use Permit

Transmission circuits in county zoning districts.

N/A (Is a Conditional Use)

NO

CAROLINE COUNTY APPROVALS

Caroline County Soil Conservation District

Sediment Control Plan Approval

Land disturbance exceeding
5,000 ft² or excavation/fill over 100 yd³.

To be filed

YES

Caroline County Department of Planning

Grading Permit and Stormwater Management Plan Approval

Land disturbance exceeding
5,000 ft² or excavation/fill over 100 yd³.

To be filed

YES

Caroline County Public Works Department

Road Crossing Permit

Utility work within county road ROWs.

To be filed

YES

Caroline County Planning and Zoning Department

Conditional Use Permit

Transmission lines in county zoning districts.

N/A (Is a Conditional Use)

NO