Michael Baker Water Project Recognized by APA Federal Planning Division

June 08, 2017

Jeff Tepsic, AICP, PMP, Project Manager at Michael Baker, accepts the award on behalf of the Alexandria Va., team
Michael Baker International’s work on the Chesapeake Bay Water Quality Compliance Support project was recently honored by the Federal Planning Division (FPD) of the American Planning Association (APA). The Michael Baker team was recognized with a FPD Planning Honor Award for Category 4 – Outstanding Technical Plan or Study during the Federal Planning Division Annual Awards Banquet on May 4, 2017, in New York.
The Michael Baker team in Virginia partnered with the Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Mid-Atlantic on the Chesapeake Bay Water Quality Compliance Support project, located in Norfolk Va., on 12 naval facilities in the Hampton Roads region. The goal of the project was to identify stormwater best management practices to help improve the water quality of the Chesapeake Bay – the largest estuary in the United States. The team developed a Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) action plan to comply with complex environmental regulations that required the reduction of pollutants for the naval installations. Michael Baker also developed an innovative Stormwater Best Management Practices (BMP) database tool to track stormwater solutions for each location.  Tools developed for the project decreased time, effort and costs for the client.
The FPD’s mission is to provide a forum for people involved in the development and/or implementation of planning and land management policies, techniques and procedures for federal properties located throughout the United States and overseas. It has more than 300 full-time members, including government employees who work for federal agencies and private sector contractors who provide professional services to federal agencies.