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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.


Project Overview:
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.


September 22, 2010—Environmental Technical Manual


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List of Appendices

Download index of appendices here 
        
 
Introduction-Appendix 1

Introduction 1 - Standard Symbols PDF  INTRO-1-Standard Symbols
  INTRO-2-Standard Sheet Layout

Part A

Introduction 2 - Standard Sheet Layout PDF     Appendix A-1– FSD

FSD-1-Standard FSD Notes
FSD-2-Simplified FSD Checklist
FSD-3-Intermediate FSD Checklist
FSD-4-Detailed FSD Checklist
FSD-5-Forest Sample Plot Field Data Sheet (Blank)
FSD-6-Forest Sample Plot Field Data Sheet (Example Property)
FSD-7-Forest Sample Plot Field Data Sheet Preparation Guidelines
FSD-8-Crown Density Scale
FSD-9-Forest Stand Summary Sheet (Blank)
FSD-10-Forest Stand Summary Sheet Preparation Guidelines
FSD-11-Forest Analysis Worksheet
FSD-12-Suggested Format for Forest Stand Delineation Report

     Appendix A-2- TCP1

TCP1-1-Type 1 Tree Conservation Plan Preparation and Review Checklist
TCP1-2-Standard Type 1 Tree Conservation Plan Notes
TCP1-3-Construction Tolerance Chart
TCP1-4-Basic Standard Woodland Conservation Worksheet (Blank)
TCP1-5-Basic Standard Woodland Conservation Worksheet (Example Property)
TCP1-6-Guidelines for the Completion of the Prince George’s County Woodland Conservation Worksheet (Basic Standard Worksheet)
TCP1-7-Woodland Conservation Worksheet for Prince George’s County Government Projects (Blank)
TCP1-8-Woodland Conservation Worksheet for Prince George’s County Government Projects (Example Property)
TCP1-9-Woodland Conservation Worksheet for Phased Projects (Blank)
TCP1-10-Woodland Conservation Worksheet for Phased Projects (Example Property)
TCP1-11-Woodland Conservation Worksheet for Single Lot TCP2 with previously approved TCP1 (Blank)
TCP1-12-Woodland Conservation Worksheet for Single Lot TCP2 with previously approved TCP1 (Example)

    Appendix A-3- TCP2

TCP2-1-Type 2 Tree Conservation Plan Preparation and Review Checklist
TCP2-2-Standard Type 2 Tree Conservation Plan Notes
TCP2-3-Type 2 Tree Conservation Plan Preparation and Review Checklist for Woodland Conservation Banking
TCP2-4-Off-Site Woodland Conservation Bank Summary Table

     Appendix A-4- TCP2 Details

DET-1-Woodland Preservation Area Sign     
DET-2-Reforestation Area Sign
DET-3-Specimen Tree Sign
DET-4-Type 1 (Temporary) Tree Protection Fence Detail for Woodland Preservation Areas
DET-5-Temporary Fence Protection Detail for Woodland Preservation Areas
DET-6-Type 2 (Temporary) Tree Protection Fence for Reforestation Areas
DET-7-Type 3 (Temporary) Tree Protection Fence Combination Earth Dike and Tree Protection
DET-8-Type 4 (Temporary) Tree Protection Fence Combination Silt Fence and Tree Protection
DET-9-Permanent (Split Rail) Tree Protection Fence for Reforestation Areas
DET-10-Root Pruning Detail
DET-11-Tree Pruning Detail
DET-12-Planting Distribution Patterns
DET-13-Tree Planting and Maintenance Calendar
DET-14-Container Grown and B&B Planting Techniques
DET-15-Handling Bare Root Stock
DET-16-Seedling and Whip Planting Techniques
DET-17-Seedling Planting Techniques
DET-18-Tree Staking and Guying Specifications
DET-19-Site Stocking
DET-20-Property Owners Awareness Certificate
DET-21-Reforestation Certification Form and Instructions
DET-22-Environmental Planning Section Approval Blocks

Part B

     Appendix B-1-NRI

NRI-1-NRI Plan Preparation and Review Checklist
NRI-2-NRI Plan General Notes
NRI-3-NRI Application Form
NRI-4-Suggested Format for Wetland Study Report

Part C

No Appendices for Part C

Part D

     Appendix D-1-Guidelines for Tree Canopy

TC-1-Calculating Tree Canopy Coverage Requirements
TC-2-Tree Canopy Coverage Worksheet

Part E

    Appendix E-Critical Area Conservation Plan

        The Chesapeake Bay Critical Area (CBCA) tables required for all CBCA plans may be
        accessed here.