Volume III, Number 6
eMDE is a monthly publication of the Maryland Department of the Environment. It covers articles on current environmental issues and events in the state.
In Janurary, Maryland Climate Change Commission released an interim report based on the scientific recommendation that the earlier actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions begin, the easier they will be to undertake, and the more effective the results will be.
MDE has unveiled a highly anticipated Policy for Nutrient Cap Management and Trading.
Did you know that just about all septic systems will eventually become clogged and need to be replaced? What if there was technology that prevents and sometimes even reverses clogging in septic systems, extending the life of the system and protecting your investment?
To meet the new requirements for increased inspection frequency for underground storage tanks required by the Energy Policy Act and to ensure the protection of groundwater resources and public health, MDE has implemented a third party tank inspection program.
As part of the current Maryland Triennial Review effort, MDE is proposing new criteria for harmful algal blooms, nutrient criteria for impoundments, and aquatic life criteria for aluminum, chlorpyrifos and copper.
MDE recently recognized Barbara Brown of the Environmental Restoration and Redevelopment Program as the Employee of the Year.
MDE’s new edition of the Guide to Permits and Approvals is now available, MDE Sponsors 2008 National Environmental Partnership Summit, and MDE Welcomes Neil Jones Back from Iraq.
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