Urban Development & Conservation

Erosion and sediment control plans are reviewed for conformance with the Maryland Standards and Specifications for Soil Erosion and Sediment Control, as well as, the Prince George’s Soil Conservation District Soil Erosion and Sediment Control Pond Safety Reference Manual.

Grading, erosion and sediment control plans are reviewed and approved for residential, commercial, forest harvest, stream maintenance, surface mining, fill sites, landfills and county or municipal projects.

District Urban staff review an average of 1800 plan submissions per year. While maximum turnaround time set by the Board of Supervisors is ten business days, the average turnaround time for plans submitted is under five business days. The District is regarded as being responsive to the needs of the development community and in the private engineering sector for reviewing and approving grading, erosion and sediment control plans in a timely manner.

To improve the enforcement of approved grading, erosion and sediment control and Stormwater Management (SWM) Pond Plans, the District staff provides technical training to the County’s Department of Public Works and Transportation Office of Engineering and to the Department of Permits, Inspections and Enforcement site inspectors.