(a) Permit Requirements. The permit shall identify mandatory procedures and requirements to be adhered to by the permittee, including requirements for notification of start and completion of work.
(b) Permit Expiration and Renewal. The utility erosion and sediment control permit shall expire upon the earlier of final acceptance of the work by the Commission, or two years from the date of issuance, unless revoked or renewed by the Commission.
Application for permit renewal shall be made at least two months prior to the permit expiration date.
(c) Permit Fee. A permit fee is established by the Commission and is reviewed on an annual basis for administration and management of the utility erosion and sediment control program. Upon request, this fee may be waived for governmental entities dealing with the Commission, but the Commission reserves the right to impose a permit fee upon any applicant. Permit fees are subject to periodic revision and appear in the Commission’s approved list of fees and charges.
(d) Permit Suspension and Revocation. The Commission may suspend or revoke a permit after providing written notification to the permittee. Reasons for permit suspension or revocation include but are not limited to:
(1) Any violation(s) of the terms or conditions of the approved erosion and sediment control plan or permit;
(2) Noncompliance with a violation notice or a stop work order issued by an enforcement official;
(3) Changes in site characteristics or conditions such that the erosion and sediment control plan is no longer appropriate; or
(4) Any violation of this chapter.
(e) Permit Conditions. In issuing an erosion and sediment control permit, the Commission may impose such conditions as may be deemed necessary to ensure compliance with the provisions of this chapter, the state sediment control regulations, COMAR 26.17.01, the Standards and Specifications, or the protection of the public health and safety.
(f) Permittee Responsibility.
(1) The permittee shall maintain a copy of the approved erosion and sediment control plan on site.
(2) The permittee shall adhere to the conditions of the permit, the approved erosion and sediment control plan, this chapter, and written enforcement instructions issued by the Commission.
(3) On all project sites with disturbed areas in excess of two acres (3,000 linear feet of utility corridor), the permittee shall request that the Commission inspect work completed at the stages of construction specified below to ensure compliance with the approved erosion and sediment control plan, the utility erosion and sediment control permit, and this chapter:
(i) Upon completion of installation of perimeter erosion and sediment controls, prior to proceeding with any trenching or other land disturbance; and
(ii) Upon final stabilization before the removal of sediment control measures. (REG-IFSM-EC-2014-002 § VI)