MS-4 Compliance

Brudis & Associates, Inc. (BAI) was responsible for program management and the preparation of complete construction documents including: plans, specifications and construction cost estimates for five project locations for the Baltimore County DPW. The projects were part of MS-4 compliance for industrial sites owned by the County, in order to obtain the NPDES General Permit for Discharges from Stormwater Associated with Industrial Activities.

  • Stormwater BMP/Pollution Prevention.
    Project goals included treating 20% of the existing impervious through the use of stormwater BMPs or reducing the site impervious area by 20%, or combination thereof. BAI was also responsible for preparation of Notice of Intent (NOI) and a complete Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) for all five project sites.
  • Construction Phase Services.
    BAI was responsible for assisting the County in advertising the project for bids as well as for providing construction phase support services, including attendance at a pre-construction meetings, review of contractor’s shop drawings & material submissions, response to contractor RFI’s, red line revisions and SWM/preparation of as-built certification.


  • Essex Utilities Yard and Essex VOM Shop. The Essex Utilities Yard is on a 16,000 sq. ft. lot, occupies waterfront area near Bear Creek and is bordered by tidal waters.
  • Chesterwood Park. This property management site located in 820,000 sq. ft. lot area occupies waterfront area and is bordered by tidal waters, wetlands, and tidal wetlands.
  • Liberty Road VOM. The new VOM facility located in 80,000 sq. ft. lot area, has maintenance shop, storage building, office, employee parking and vehicle staging area.
  • DPW Training Academy. The project was divided into two phases.Phase I included complete construction plans for the installation of a total of 18 rain barrels at the six (6) downspouts to treat stormwater runoff from existing building roof.  BAI also prepared the NOI, SWPPP, and SWM report; and coordinated with DEPS to get SWM permits.Phase II included the preparation of construction documents for the four Bio-retention facilities and two infiltration trenches required to treat stormwater runoff from 20% of impervious surface.