Administer and enforce the environmental programs across the County with the goal of balancing sustainable development with preserving and protecting the natural resources of the County.SERVICES PROVIDED:
Chesapeake Bay Preservation Act: Manage Chesapeake Bay Preservation Act Program and Chesapeake/Atlantic Preservation Area (CAPA). Review CAPA Exception applications, conduct field evaluations, and investigate buffer violations. Maintain Stormwater Management BMP database. Prepare and mail CAPA septic pump-out notification letters. Prepare staff reports and recommendations for Bay Act variances and present to the Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA).
Ditch Maintenance: Investigate, prioritize, manage and maintain proper drainage of certain outfall ditches added to the program that are not the responsibility of another federal, state, or private entity. The County does not provide a ditch cleaning service to individual property owners, but maintains those drainage ways that serve the community as a whole.
Erosion and Sediment Control: Review Erosion and Sediment Control (E&S) Plans, prepare and issue E&S permits, conduct E&S site inspections, and enforce E&S regulations. Confer and correspond with landowners and/or their agents regarding applications, site evaluations, and violations. Maintain and update E&S Ordinance.
Stormwater Management: Administer the State Program, review plans for proposed stormwater management systems, perform field inspecting during the construction phase and perform system inspections for verifying compliance after the systems become operational.
Wetlands Board: Support for Board activities, field site visits and technical assistance during meetings.
Board of Supervisors: Support for Board activities, planning sessions, monthly meetings and special projects, as needed.