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Department ofEnvironmental Protection and Sustainability

The Department of Environmental Protection and Sustainability oversees programs to promote environmental stewardship, sustainable growth, water quality and pollution prevention.

Most Popular Services

Development Coordination: Permit and Plan Approvals

Development Coordination coordinates the distribution, tracking and approval of permits and plans within EPS, interacts with other County department regarding development issues, and represents EPS hearings and meetings.

Call Development Coordination Manager Jeff Livingston at 410-887-5859 to learn more.


Comments Welcome on Draft Baltimore Harbor Watershed Sediment TMDL Implementation Plan 

Baltimore County is seeking public input  prior to finalizing the Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDL) Implementation Plan for sediment in non-tidal streams of the Baltimore Harbor direct drainage watershed before submitting it to Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) for approval. This document is being posted for a public comment period from December 23, 2022 through January 23, 2023. View the draft plan and comment submission instructions on the TMDLs page

"How to Attract Pollinators" Guide—One third of our food supply and more than 75 percent of flowering plants rely on pollinators (like bees, insects, bats, beetles, butterflies and moths) for reproduction. Learn how to establish and maintain healthy pollinator habitats from this guide, developed by EPS staff to reflect conditions and species relevant to our region. 

Log Your Environmental Efforts

Residents can help the County track environmental data—including where individuals plant trees or install rain barrels—that is used to inform potential mitigation methods and for mandatory reporting. Please take a moment to log your environmental efforts in the Environmental Reporter tool.


Contact Us

Environmental Protection and Sustainability

County Office Building
111 West Chesapeake Avenue
Room 305
Towson, Maryland 21204



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