§ 152.004  EXEMPTIONS.
   (A)   If an applicant has a soil erosion and sediment control plan meeting the requirements of Md. Code, Environment Article, Title 4, Subtitle 1, and approved by the District, no grading permit shall be required for the following:
      (1)   Grading of an individual residential lot where authorized by a valid building permit and where use of a standard erosion and sediment control plan (disturbance from 5,000 to 30,000 square feet) is allowed and has been signed by the owner or builder and filed with the county, and where such document meets the Standards and Specifications. However, if the county determines that grading beyond what is covered under the building permit or standard plan is taking place, the owner or builder shall apply for a grading permit at that time; and
      (2)   Grading or trenching for utility installation on sites covered by an approved soil erosion and sediment control plan within the limits of disturbance and a grading permit.
   (B)   Neither a soil erosion and sediment control plan nor a grading permit will be required for the following:
      (1)   Agricultural land management practices included in a Soil Conservation Water Quality Plan (SCWQP) with the required best management practices (BMPs) implemented concurrent with the specific agricultural practice;
      (2)   Grading activities that disturb less than 5,000 square feet of land area and disturb less than 100 cubic yards of earth; or
      (3)   Clearing or grading activities that are subject exclusively to state approval and enforcement under state laws and regulations.
(2004 Code, § 121-4)  (Ord. 2012-09, passed 12-11-2012; Ord. 2018-10, passed 11-29-2018)