(March 14, 2014) – The Town of Ocean City’s Engineering Department has recently developed a User’s Guide to Environmental Site Review which explains the site review process, step by step. According to the town’s Engineering Department, the manual is intended to help individual property owners and design professionals navigate the requirements and better prepare when submitting projects for approval.
“Over the years the state and federal government have passed various laws that require Ocean City to meet certain performance standards for water quality protection and habitat enhancement,” commented Gail Blazer, Environmental Engineer for the Town of Ocean City. “The process can be very daunting and this document is meant to clarify the steps by walking the user through the process and helping them locate the pertinent information.”
The user’s guide has topics that include storm water management, critical area, landscaping, and erosion and sediment control. Hard copies will be available; however, the manual is designed to work on line. There are hyperlinks to the code references and the worksheets. The worksheets, when used online, are active worksheets and will calculate automatically when specific information is filled in.
The user’s guide can be found at: http://oceancitymd.gov/Engineering/environment.html. For more information, please contact Gail Blazer, Environmental Engineer, at (410) 289-8825 or firstname.lastname@example.org.