Erosion and Sediment Control

The City of Annapolis is committed to complying with the Sediment and Erosion Control Laws and published practices. In that, this site is a City Capital Project, a more formal procedure is being documented to ensure compliance.


This site drains to Weems Creek and the City is committed to protecting this resource.

Important documents

A digitally created image of the new public works building to be constructed on 39 Hudson Street.

Preconstruction

The current site, to a large extent, was cleared, graded and sediment and erosion control practices were installed. Since the City purchased the property, the City has maintained these Sediment and Erosion Control Practices.

The Design Builder, Building Guru Corporation, (BGC) has developed a revised site plan to address changes to the site from the site plan submitted by the previous property owner. BGC has submitted and the Anne Arundel Soil Conservation District has approved the revised Sediment and Erosion Control Plan. A revised Grading Permit has been re-issued by the City of Annapolis to reflect the changes.

Construction

As construction begins, the project has multiple levels of oversight to ensure that the erosion and sediment control practices are robust, operating and in compliance with the sediment and erosion plan. The contractor will keep onsite, and available, silt fence, straw bales and stone materials to make immediate repairs when necessary.

BGC’s Project Superintendent will inspect the erosion and sediment control practices daily during the work week and will provide for inspection during the weekend and holidays if there is severe weather.

Any defects will be immediately repaired. Results of weekly inspections and weather-related inspections will be forwarded to the City Project Manager.

The City’s Environmental Compliance Inspector will inspect the site weekly on Mondays and Fridays. Any defect will be reported to the BGC Project Superintendent who will immediately make repairs or corrections to the sediment and erosion control practices. The results of this inspection will be recorded in Trak-it and provided to the BGC Project Superintendent.

The City’s Project Managers, or their designee, will inspect the site weekly on Wednesdays. Any defect will be reported to the BGC Project Superintendent who will immediately make repairs or corrections to the sediment and erosion control practices. The results of this inspection will be recorded in Trak-it and provided to the BGC Project Superintendent.

This City’s Owner’s Representative will inspect the site weekly. Any defect will be reported to the BGC Project Superintendent who will immediately make repairs or corrections to the sediment and erosion control practices. The results of this inspection will be forwarded to the City’s Project Manager after each inspection and provided to the BGC Project Superintendent.

The City has submitted a Notice of Intent (NOI) to the Maryland Department of the Environment and will comply with the conditions of that document. Included will be the development and documentation of a quality control and compliance plan for Erosion and Sediment Control and providing of a third-party inspector to inspect the erosion and sediment control practices weekly and after every rain event. If a rain event occurs on a Friday or over the weekend, the inspection would occur on the following Monday. Any defects will be reported to the BGC Project Superintendent who will immediately make repairs or corrections to the sediment and erosion control practice. The results of these inspections will be contained in a file on site and will also be forwarded to the City Project Manager after every inspection.

The City and BGC will also provide additional inspection and documentation as they may deem necessary which may include photographs and drone flights.