The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District will hold a webinar on the fifth version of the Maryland State Programmatic General Permit (MDSPGP-5), which became effective October 1, 2016, and will expire September 30, 2021.
The intent of MDSPGP-5 is to provide a streamlined Department of the Army authorization for certain recurring activities (construction, repairs, fill work, dredging, etc.) in Maryland formerly covered by the Nationwide Permits program that are similar in nature, have minimal individual and cumulative adverse effects on the aquatic environment, and satisfy other public interest review factors.
The webinar will cover new activities added to the fifth version of the permit that were not in the fourth; changes to existing activities; how the permit authorization process works; mitigation requirements for activities that affect the aquatic environment; and a Q&A session.
The webinar on new permit process for work in Maryland is set for November 9, 2016, from 10 a.m. – noon.