REMEDIATION FEE & PROTECTED FUND

BALTIMORE CITY FISCAL YEAR 2014 STATE REQUIRED BIENNUAL REPORT STORMWATER REMEDIATION FEE AND PROTECTED FUND
JULY 1, 2014– The Environment Article of the Annotated Code of Maryland § 4-202.1(b) and (c) required Maryland’s
nine largest counties and Baltimore City to establish a stormwater remediation fee and protected fund by July 1, 2013. The purpose of the fee and the fund was to ensure a sustainable dedicated revenue source for managing, operating and improving the State’s stormwater management systems, including installing practices to improve stormwater quality.
Resolution 12-004, approved by the qualifi ed voters of Baltimore City, amended the Baltimore City Charter to create a stormwater utility. Ordinance 13-143 established the stormwater fee and the processes for administering the program and fund. Stormwater regulations were adopted on September 9, 2013, after a period of public comment.
Beginning July 1, 2014, and every two years thereafter, these same jurisdictions must report certain information concerning their stormwater programs covering the two previous fiscal years by responding to the three questions shown below [Environment Article § 4-202.1(i)]. Because this is the fi rst report, however, it only covers Fiscal Year 2014, the fi rst year that the stormwater fee and protected fund existed.