“Environmental site design.” Get used to the term. It is also called “low impact development.” Developers will have to rely even heavily on their site designers when Maryland’s new stormwater management law and regulations go into effect next year. The new law requires MDE to establish regulations and a model ordinance that requires implementation of environmental site design to the maximum extent practicable. Developers will be required to demonstrate that ESD has been implemented to the maximum extent practicable and that standard best management practices have been used only where absolutely necessary.
Read it all in the Maryland Society of Professional Engineers latest newsletter here.