Environmental Site Design (ESD) offers the promise of gaining the benefits of responsibly managed growth with minimal impact to aquatic resources. This checklist is designed to determine if project plans show compliance with the basic ESD requirements set forth in Chapter 5, of the Maryland Stormwater Design Manual. For further detail visit ceds.org/esd or contact CEDS at Help@ceds.org or 410-654-3021.

* 1. Please provide all of the contact information requested below so we can send you the results of this effort and in case we have follow-up questions.

* 2. On what date did you review the plans?

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* 3. Project Name:

* 4. County ID:

* 5. What is the area of the site?

* 6. What percent of the site will be impervious (buildings, streets, parking lots, etc.)?

LEVEL I ANALYSIS: ARE ENVIRONMENTAL SITE DESIGN (ESD) PRACTICES PROPOSED?

* 7. If you see any of the following ESD practices on project plans then note the number of each.below.

* 8. What percentage of proposed impervious areas will either drain to an ESD practice or be made of an alternate surface (Green Roof, Permeable Pavement or Reinforced Turf)?

LEVEL II ANALYSIS: ARE FORESTS, STEEP SLOPES & WATERWAYS PROTECTED?
Will Forest Conservation requirements be met on the site?

* 9. Do you see any Forest Conservation or Buffer Easements on the plan?

* 10. Do you see references to Forest Conservation-Buffer Easements on the plan?

* 11. Do you see any reference to a Fee-In-Lieu-Of or Grandfathering on the plan?

Are steep slopes protected? Look for areas with dark highlighting.

* 12. Does the plan show steep slopes (>25%) present on the site?

* 13. If steep slopes are present, then do the plans show new roads, buildings or other disturbances within the steep slope areas?

Waterway Buffers Protected? Use My Neighborhood or MERLIN to see if waterways are on or near the site

* 14. Are wetlands present?

* 15. Do tidal waters adjoin the site?

* 16. Are streams present on or near the site?

LEVEL III ANALYSIS: DETAILED ESD PRACTICE ANALYSIS
Closely examine each proposed building, street, parking lot and other proposed impervious surface.

* 17. Are all proposed impervious surfaces located upslope of an ESD practice?

* 18. If a proposed building does not appear to drain to an ESD practice then do you see any indication that it will have a Green Roof?

* 19. If a proposed parking area does not appear to drain to ESD practices then do you see any indication that Permeable Pavers will be used?

* 20. Place a check in the box next to any ESD practices that appears to drain an area greater than the following permitted maximums and highlight the problem practices on the plan with yellow highlighter, a red circle, etc.:

* 21. Comments:

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