Industrial Discharge Permits

The Division of Energy and Environment provides guidance and oversight to eleven (11) county-owned facilities that have a General Permit for Discharges of Stormwater Associated with Industrial Activity (12-SW), as required by the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE).

Under this permit, the facilities are recognized to have the potential to contribute to stormwater pollution. However, they have committed to identifying potential sources and implementing proper control measures in order to limit the amount of exposure from their sources through a Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP). 

As such, each facility is required to inspect their facilities and operations four times per year to properly evaluate the control measures identified in the SWPPP. Should their control measures fail, they are held accountable by the State to clean up any spills or discharges, and correct them such that an incident does not occur again.

County-Owned Permitted Facilities

Facility Name Permit Number
Ballenger-McKinney Wastewater Treatment Plant 12SW1878
Jefferson Wastewater Treatment Plant and Copperfield Water Treatment Plant 12SW2283
Reich's Ford Sanitary Landfill 12SW2366
Highway Operations Administration Facility 12SW1890
Highway Operations - Jefferson Satellite Facility 12SW2291
Highway Operations - Johnsville Satellite Facility 12SW1891
Highway Operations - Myersville Satellite Facility 12SW2285
Highway Operations - Thurmont Satellite Facility 12SW1892
Highway Operations - Urbana Satellite Facility 12SW1893
TransIT Services of Frederick County 12SW1888
Frederick County Law Enforcement Center 12SW1942