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MDE Stormwater Management Administrative Waivers Expiring. Are You Ready ?

The Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) 2007 Stormwater Management Regulations were implemented in 2009. MDE allowed “grandfathering” of projects that received some type of preliminary approval before May, 2010 via an “Administrative Waiver” to continue using the 2000 Stormwater Management Regulations, provided they received final project approval by May 2013. The Administrative Waivers expire […]

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Frederick County Adds Stormwater Management Permit Requirement to Single Lot Residential Building Permits

Homebuilders and others applying for a Single-Lot Residential Building Permit in Frederick County will need to obtain a separate Stormwater Management Permit as part of the building permit process. In the past, Frederick County has required those applying for building permits for single-lot residential developments to address stormwater management if the proposed disturbance for the […]

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Restricted Soils Testing Schedule and Site Plan Checklist

11.03.2014  The Frederick County Health Department has issued an updated Site Plan/Subdivision Checklist and Restricted Soils Schedule for the upcoming Restricted Soil Season. The link below includes the announcement Release Letter, Checklist, Schedule and Site Plan Submittal Form. 2015 restricted soil packet  

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Final Determination for the 2014 General Permit for Stormwater Associated with Construction Activity

10.30.2014 The Water Management Administration has reached a final determination to issue the 2014 General Permit for Stormwater Associated with Construction Activity. The Compliance Program has submitted a Notice of Final Determination to newspapers around the state, to be published today and tomorrow. The effective date of the new permit is January 1, 2015. Coverage […]

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One of Frederick Maryland’s Gateway Buildings

B & R Design Group is proud to have provided surveying, site planning, civil engineering and construction design documents for the Monocacy Canning Building, located on South East Street in Frederick, MD. This building is an excellent example of an adaptive re-use of an existing structure within the historic fabric of the City of Frederick. […]

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FEMA Flood Insurance, do you really need it?

The last thing any Homeowner wants to learn is that their property is in a FEMA flood hazard area or FEMA floodplain. What you should know if your property is within the FEMA floodplain. Even if your property is within the floodplain, there’s a chance that not all of your property is at risk. You […]

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New Maryland Septic Regulations

IT IS HERE !! BAT SEPTIC SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS On June 13, 2014, Bill Brennan, Rick Curry, Carl Thomas and Mike Norris of B & R  Design Group attended a Training Session for BAT Septic System Design presented by the Maryland Society of Surveyors. What is BAT? BAT stands for ìBest Available Technology for Removal of […]

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