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Environmental Legislation to Implement the Green Infrastructure Plan

A listening session was held on December 1, 2010 to receive comments on the Environmental Technical Manual that was posted on September 22, 2010. Staff is currently preparing a series of edits to provide clarification to certain sections and additional information where needed.  A draft of the proposed edits and additions will be provided here in the near future.

On July 29, 2010, The Prince George's County Planning Board approved the Environmental Technical Manual. A copy of this manual can be viewed here.

On July 13, 2010, the Prince George’s County Council approved eight bills that comprehensively updated the environmental regulations. They may be viewed here:

The Environmental Planning Section staff would like to thank everyone who participated in the formulation of these bills. Questions regarding implementation can be directed to the Environmental Planning Section staff at 301-952-3650.

Implementation of the Legislative Recommendations

of the Countywide Green Infrastructure Plan

In 2005, the County Council approved the first-ever Countywide Green Infrastructure Plan.  This plan’s purpose is to provide:

“A comprehensive vision for conserving significant
environmental ecosystems in Prince George’s County.”

The plan includes recommendations to make the vision a reality and a map showing areas of environmental concern.

The draft environmental legislation package has been the subject of two public information meetings
(October 30, 2008 and April 22, 2009). Comments have been provided from a variety of sources such as environmental groups, individual citizens and the Maryland-National Capital Building Industry Association.

The proposed legislation implements several of the recommendations of the Green Infrastructure Plan, including updating the Woodland Conservation Ordinance and requiring wider minimum stream buffers.