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File #: 22-0103R    Version: 0 Name: Investigational Hearing - Sewage Backup - Expedited Reimbursement and Direct Assistance Program Feasibility Study
Type: City Council Resolution Status: In Committee
File created: 4/25/2022 In control: Health, Environment, and Technology
On agenda: Final action:
Enactment #:
Title: Investigational Hearing - Sewage Backup - Expedited Reimbursement and Direct Assistance Program Feasibility Study For the purpose of inviting the City Solicitor and representatives from the Department of Public Works, the Department of Finance, Baltimore City 311 Services, and the Mayor's Office of Emergency Management to appear before the City Council to discuss findings from the Department of Public Works study required by Ordinance 21-044.
Sponsors: Kristerfer Burnett, Odette Ramos, Phylicia Porter, Isaac "Yitzy" Schleifer, Zeke Cohen, Mark Conway, James Torrence, Ryan Dorsey, Sharon Green Middleton, Eric T. Costello
Indexes: Investigative Hearing, sewage
Attachments: 1. 22-0103r~1st Reader, 2. Law 22-0103R, 3. Matthew Price - 22-0103R, 4. Matthew Price - 22-0103R - UPDATED
* Warning: This is an unofficial, introductory copy of the bill.
The official copy considered by the City Council is the first reader copy.

Introductory*

City of Baltimore
Council Bill R
(Resolution)

Introduced by: Councilmember Burnett



A Resolution Entitled

A Council Resolution concerning
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Investigational Hearing - Sewage Backup - Expedited Reimbursement and Direct Assistance Program Feasibility Study
For the purpose of inviting the City Solicitor and representatives from the Department of Public Works, the Department of Finance, Baltimore City 311 Services, and the Mayor's Office of Emergency Management to appear before the City Council to discuss findings from the Department of Public Works study required by Ordinance 21-044.
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In 2002, Baltimore City entered into a Consent Decree with the Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) and the Maryland Department of the Environment (“MDE”) to address violations of the federal Clean Water Act caused by discharges of untreated sewage from Baltimore’s wastewater collection system into the Back and Patapsco Rivers and the Chesapeake Bay watershed, among other waterways.

Under the 2002 Consent Decree, the Baltimore Department of Public Works (“DPW”) was required to conduct an investigation of its wastewater collection system and undertake certain operational improvements to eliminate sanitary sewer overflows and otherwise achieve compliance with the Clean Water Act and analogous State law by January 1, 2016.

Upon completion of several associated projects in the following years, the City determined that additional time and resources would be necessary to fulfill the condition...

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