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For questions about Special Protection Areas, contact DEP:
Three simultaneous stream-monitoring efforts are under way in Special Protection Areas (SPAs):
In addition, DEP participates in the Clarksburg Monitoring Partnership in the Clarksburg SPA.
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Stream monitoring data help to:
Monitoring parameters are selected based on the project's site design, stormwater management concept plan, project performance goals, and monitoring feasibility.
Parameters for stream and groundwater monitoring include:
Parameters for structural monitoring include:
BMP Sampling Protocols (PDF, 26 pp, 464K)To promote consistency and comparability among BMP monitoring projects, the Department of Environmental Protection, Special Area Protection Program, offers this BMP sampling protocols document to provide guidance to persons conducting BMP monitoring.
Progress Report Template (DOC, 1 pg, 25K)As part of water quality plan requirements, consultants or individuals conducting SPA BMP monitoring are required to submit annual reports as well as quarterly progress reports. This template provides an outline for report submissions. Quarterly progress reports are submitted to DEP staff assigned to the project.
SPA BMP Monitoring Checklist (PDF, 3 pp, 109K)Consultants must fill out the SPA BMP Monitoring Checklist and attach it to the annual report to certify that all required items are included and ready for DEP approval.
Annual reports and data are to be submitted to the developer/client, DEP, and the Department of Permitting Services (DPS). Questions on reporting requirements and data submissions can be directed to the Watershed Management Division by dialing 240-777-0311 or 3-1-1, or by emailing DEP.