Bill No.
2-15
Concerning: Stormwater Management -
Water Quality Protection Charge
Revised: 1/16/2015
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Introduced:
January 20. 2015
Enacted:
March 31 2015
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COUNTY COUNCIL
FOR MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MARYLAND
By: Council President at the Request of the County Executive
AN ACT
to:
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change the due date for submittal of both credit and financial hardship exemption
applications; and
(2)
generally amend County law regarding the Water Quality Protection Charge.
By amending
Montgomery County Code
Chapter 19, Erosion, Sediment Control and Storm Water Management
Section 19-35
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The County Council for Montgomery County, Maryland approves the following Act:
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Section 19-35 is amended as follows:
19-35.
Water Quality Protection Charge.
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A property owner may apply for, and the Director of
Environmental Protection must grant, a credit equal to a
percentage, set by regulation, of the Charge if:
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the property contains a stormwater management system
that is not maintained by the County;
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the owner participates in a County-approved water
quality management practice or initiative;
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the property treats off-site drainage from other properties
located within the same drainage area; or
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the property does not contain a stormwater management
system, but is located in the same drainage area as
another that contains a stormwater management system
and both properties have the same owner.
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(2)
To receive the credit, the property owner must apply to the
Director of Environmental Protection in a form prescribed by
the Director not later than [October 31] September 30 of the
year [before] that payment of the Charge is due. Any credit
granted under this subsection is valid for 3 years.
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The owner of an owner-occupied residential property, or any
non-profit organization that can demonstrate substantial
financial hardship may apply for an exemption from all or part
of the Charge for that property, based on criteria set by
regulation. The owner or organization may apply for the
exemption to the Director of Finance not later than [April 1]
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September 30 of the year [when] that payment of the Charge is
due.
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Sec. 2. Retroactivity
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This Act applies retroactively to applications for credit or financial hardship
exemption submitted on or before September 30, 2014 for Levy Year 2014.
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Approved:
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George Leventhal, President, County Council
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Approved:
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Isiah Leggett, County Executive
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This is a correct copy of Council action.
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Linda M. Lauer, Clerk of the Council
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