Agenda Item 5E
June 28, 2016
June 24, 2016
Action: Expedited Bill 11 -16, Stormwater Management- Water Quality Protection
Charge Grants - Credits
Transportation, Infrastructure, Energy and Environment Committee recommendation (3-0):
enact Bill 11-16 with an amendment to make properties with a stormwater management system
built as part of a stormwater management participation project eligible for a credit, to be calculated
according to the implementing regulation.
Expedited Bill 11-16, Stormwater Management - Water Quality Protection Charge - Grants
Credits, sponsored by Lead Sponsor Council President on behalf of the County Executive, was
introduced on April 5, 2016. A public hearing was held on April 26 (see correspondence at
©32-52) and Transportation, Infrastructure, Energy and Environment Committee worksessions
were held on May 5 and June 23.
Expedited Bill 11-16 would:
• authorize establishment of a watershed restoration grant program for certain owners of
improved aircraft landing areas to offset the cost of the Water Quality Protection Charge;
• clarify the eligibility criteria for a property owner to receive a Water Quality Protection
• expand the timeframe for a property owner to appeal the denial of a request for a credit or
adjustment of the amount of the Water Quality Protection Charge billed to the property
• generally amend County law regarding the Water Quality Protection Charge.
The Council is scheduled to act on the companion regulation to this Bill, Executive Regulation
12-16, immediately after action of this Bill.