Released on October 10, 2019 - 3:31pm

Mayor Craig A. Moe is proud to announce that after a review process from the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE), the City of Laurel will retain its ability to maintain erosion and sediment control enforcement in the City.

When soil is saturated from rainfall, this leads to an increase of runoff, which then sets off a chain reaction that results in an overabundance of sediment that reduces water quality through blocked sunlight, decreased photosynthesis, decreased plant growth and the list goes on!

Sediment Erosion Control enforcement is important because it allows for the temporary protection of water sources during active land development. Proper Sediment Erosion Control enforcement helps decrease the amount of sediment carried off during rainfall, limiting the amount of pollution in our waterways.

Mayor Moe praised the Office of the Fire Marshal and Permit Services for the many hours spent working with MDE to complete this review process. To learn more about what it takes to accomplish this monumental task, visit MDE’s website at

With the completion of the review, the City of Laurel’s Delegation of Authority for erosion and sediment control is good through June 30, 2021.

Congratulations to Fire Marshal Dave Cope, Deputy Director Melanie Wieringa and the staff in the Office of the Fire Marshal and Permit Services for a job well done!

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