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SESSION E
Get Your Shovels Ready!  An Update on the Maryland State Highway Administration’s TMDL Implementation Program

Session Coordinator:
Kelly Lennon, PE, (WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff)
Consultant Stream/Outfall Implementation Lead
Office of Environmental Design, Water Programs Division
Baltimore, MD

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The Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) was issued a NPDES MS4 permit (No. 11-DP-3313) by MDE on October 9, 2015 to control storm drain system pollutant discharges in MS4 designated areas.  The permit also requires development of restoration practices to provide treatment to 20% of existing SHA impervious surfaces and the development of a coordinated implementation plan to address stormwater wasteload allocations (WLAs) established under EPA approved TMDLs. SHA is utilizing a variety of tools and partnering strategies to meet these requirements. Fall 2017 and all of 2018 promise to be an exciting year of construction and implementation for the TMDL implementation team.

This session will include a short presentation on the overall program, updates on implementation progress for each strategy, describe the overall upcoming construction/implementation needs, and then include time for a panel discussion.

  • 15 minutes – SHA’s overall implementation strategy/approach to meeting NPDES MS4 permit
  • 15 minutes – Stormwater Strategy (New BMPs and Stormwater Retrofits)
  • 15 minutes – Tree Strategy
  • 15 minutes – Stream/Outfall Strategy
  • 30 minutes – panel discussion, questions and answers