Environmental Compliance: MCG (P500918)

  • Category: General Government

  • Sub Category: County Offices and Other Improvements

  • Administering Agency: General Services (AAGE29)

  • Planning Area: Countywide

  • Date Last Modified: 4/21/14

  • Required Adequate Public Facility: No

  • Relocation Impact: None

  • Status: Ongoing




This project develops and implements plans for the prevention of pollution and the abatement and containment of potential pollution sources at County facilities - including the Department of Transportation, the Department of General Services Depots and maintenance shops - as well as other county facilities and offices. This project provides for the design and construction of structural covered areas to ensure appropriate storage of hazardous materials and potential pollution sources at County Depots. Work will also include replacement of the salt barns at County Depots and addressing environmental compliance issues of Underground Storage Tanks (USTs) and associated piping at County facilities.

Estimated Schedule

FY15 & 16: Petroleum storage tank upgrades/replacements: Burtonsville Fire Station (FS) #15; Silver Spring FS#16; and Rockville FS#31;
Silver Spring Depot, bus fueling; Vehicle refueling stations
Stormwater pollution prevention: update facility plans; implementation of best management practices
Construction of covered storage areas for bulk materials: Silver Spring, Poolesville, and Bethesda depots

Cost Change

Funding for FY19 and FY20 has been added.


This project is supported by the Pollution Prevention Plan (P2) for County facilities and the Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPP) for County facilities to comply with aspects of the Federal Clean Water Act National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Notice of Intent (NOI). Each of the County maintenance facilities must implement appropriate pollution prevention techniques to reduce contamination of stormwater runoff. Covered areas are required under the NPDES for all hazardous products and liquid drums that are stored outside to avoid the potential of drum deterioration, leakage and/or runoff contamination. Structural improvements of covered areas and salt barn structures are scheduled at the Silver Spring, Poolesville, and Bethesda Depots. This project also includes efforts to address environmental compliance issues of UST's and associated piping at County facilities.


Department of General Services, Department of Transportation, Department of Permitting Services, Department of Environmental Protection, Maryland Department of the Environment