Progress Since MDEStat Started: Transparency Highlights

  • Share full information about sites in Maryland with alleged, suspected, or actual contamination: MDEStat investigation revealed that newly-found sites were not being added to the State Master List, and directed the program to develop a process and timeline to integrate the lists. By the end of 2012 the program had started development of a comprehensive site list, along with associated database improvements, and developed a timeline to complete the process.

  • Share MDE data more broadly: Maryland has developed an open data portal. MDEStat has identified data sets to be shared through the open data portal. Several data sets have been uploaded and are available. MDEStat will continue to look for other data sets that may be good candidates for the State's open data portal.

  • Make MDE data available to the public: MDEStat maintains its own section of MDE's web site. This section contains a large amount of data from five years - and counting! - of weekly meetings, plus information about MDEStat itself. From October 2007 through the end of 2013 there were 295 meetings.