Harford Streams
Green Choices. Healthy Streams.

 Annual Reports

Annually, Harford County is required to submit a program summary to Maryland Department of the Environment or MDE. The summary outlines the County's progress towards improving the health of local streams and Chesapeake Bay.


These programs are required under the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System or NPDES program through the Environmental Protection Agency or EPA. The NPDES program requires counties and municipalities nationwide to apply for a permit that regulates local stream health or water quality. These permits are called Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System or MS4 permits

Links to the County's most recent Annual Report are listed below:


2017 Annual MS4 Report


Appendix A - Permit Administration

Appendix B - Legal Authority - Intentionally Blank

Appendix C1 - Source Identification (Stormdrains)

Appendix C2 - Source Identification (Industrial / Commercial Businesses)

Appendix C3 Source Identification (Stormwater Management)

Appendix C4 - Source Identification (Impervious Surfaces) - Intentionally Blank

Appendix C5 - Source Identification (Monitoring Sites)

Appendix C6 - Source Identification (Watershed Restoration Projects)

Appendix D1 - Management Programs (Stormwater Management)

Appendix D2 - Management Programs (Erosion Sediment Control)

Appendix D3 - Management Programs (Illicit Discharge and Elimination)

Appendix D4 - Management Programs (Litter and Floatables) - Intentionally Blank

Appendix D5 - Management Programs (Property Maintenance)

Appendix D6 - Management Programs (Public Education)

Appendix E1 - Restoration Plans (Watershed Assessments)

Appendix E2 - Restoration Plans (Restoration Plans)

Appendix E3 - Restoration Plans (Public Participation) - Intentionally Blank

Appendix E4 - Restoration Plans (TMDL Compliance)

Appendix F1 - Assessment of Controls (Watershed Restoration Assessment)

Appendix F2 - Assessment of Controls (Stormwater Management Assessment)

Appendix G - Program Funding