Multiple aspects of the environment in which we live, learn, work and play impact our health. The traditional approach of governmental agencies/policy makers responsible for protecting public health and the environment is to focus on one factor at a time. For many years, the State, the environmental justice movement, civic leaders and local communities have advocated for the consideration of multiple exposure and cumulative impacts in environmental policy and decisions. SB 706/HB 1210 Environment - Permit Determinations - Cumulative Impact Assessments sought to address these concerns during the 2014 legislative session, but the bill did not pass.
Ahead of the next session, MDE will be hosting a workgroup to review how cumulative impact assessments could be incorporated into the MDE permitting process in a way that is both legal and feasible, while addressing environmental justice. Our goal for this workgroup is to review this information and formulate a path forward for Maryland.
The next meeting has not yet been scheduled.
October 2nd, 2014
August 7th, 2014
June 26th, 2014
For more information about this workgroup please email Lisa Nissley at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 410-537-3888.
1800 Washington Blvd., Baltimore, MD 21230