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File #: 21-0075    Version: 0 Name: Study and Report - Sewage Backup Expedited Reimbursement and Direct Assistance Program
Type: Ordinance Status: Enacted
File created: 5/3/2021 In control: Baltimore City Council
On agenda: Final action: 10/4/2021
Enactment #: 21-044
Title: Study and Report - Sewage Backup Expedited Reimbursement and Direct Assistance Program For the purpose of requiring that the Baltimore City Department of Public Works submit a report to the Mayor and City Council studying the feasibility of implementing an expedited reimbursement and direct assistance program for any sewage backup, not limited to wet-weather, capacity-related causes; requiring certain agency assistance; and providing for a special effective date.
Sponsors: Kristerfer Burnett, Zeke Cohen, Ryan Dorsey, Odette Ramos, John T. Bullock
Indexes: Reports, sewage, Study
Attachments: 1. 21-0075~1st Reader, 2. BCIT 21-0075, 3. Law 21-0075, 4. BCHD 21-0075, 5. DHCD 21-0075, 6. DPW 21-0075, 7. Finance 21-0075, 8. OEM 21-0075, 9. Synopsis 21-0075, 10. Hearing Agenda 21-0075, 11. Hearing Minutes 21-0075, 12. Hearing Notes 21-0075, 13. Voting Record 21-0075, 14. 2nd Reader Amendments 21-0075(1)~1st (comm), 15. 21-0075~3rd Reader, 16. 21-0075 Signed Ordinance, 17. Completed Ordinance 21-0075
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsVideo
10/18/20210 Mayor Signed by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
7/19/20210 Baltimore City Council Approved and Sent to the Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/21/20210 Baltimore City Council 3rd Reader, for final passage  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/16/20210 Health, Environment, and Technology Recommended Favorably with AmendmentPass Action details Meeting details Not available
6/8/20210 Health, Environment, and Technology Scheduled for a Public Hearing  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/6/20210 Baltimore City Council Refer to Mayor's Office of Emergency Management  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/6/20210 Baltimore City Council Refer to Dept. of Public Works  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/6/20210 Baltimore City Council Refer to Dept. of Health  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/6/20210 Baltimore City Council Refer to Dept. of Finance  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/6/20210 Baltimore City Council Refer to City Solicitor  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/6/20210 Baltimore City Council Refer to Mayor's Office of Information Technology  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/6/20210 Baltimore City Council Refer to Dept. of Housing and Community Development  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/3/20210 Baltimore City Council Assigned  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/3/20210 Baltimore City Council Introduced  Action details Meeting details Not available
Explanation: Capitals indicate matter added to existing law.
[Brackets] indicate matter deleted from existing law.

* 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

Introduced by: Councilmember Burnett

A Bill Entitled

An Ordinance concerning
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Study and Report - Sewage Backup Expedited Reimbursement and Direct Assistance Program
For the purpose of requiring that the Baltimore City Department of Public Works submit a report to the Mayor and City Council studying the feasibility of implementing an expedited reimbursement and direct assistance program for any sewage backup, not limited to wet-weather, capacity-related causes; requiring certain agency assistance; and providing for a special effective date.
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Recitals

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 from discharges of untreated sewage from Baltimore’s
collection system into the Back River, Patapsco River, the Chesapeake Bay, and other waters of
the United States.

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

In 2017, the City entered into a Modified Consent Decree with the EPA and MDE that set forth new requirements and deadlines for th...

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