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Volume IV, Number 8

 December 2010

eMDE is a quarterly publication of the Maryland Department of the Environment. It covers articles on current environmental issues and events in the state. 

Pollution Prevention Technical Assistance for Maryland Businesses

By Laura Armstrong, Pollution Prevention Coordinator

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Lower your operating costs and increase your competitive edge!

The Maryland Department of the Environment offers free, on-site technical assistance through the University of Maryland Manufacturing Assistance Program (UMMAP). These visits show you how to:

  • Make more efficient use of the energy and raw materials you use,
  • Reduce waste disposal and handling costs,
  • Reduce regulatory compliance and liability costs, and
  • Decrease worker exposure.

Schedule a Pollution Prevention Site Visit

Curious to know what you may learn from a pollution prevention site visit? Call MDE’s Pollution Prevention Program, which has a federal grant to provide technical services through the Manufacturing Assistance Program. We’ll have one of their engineers call you to answer questions and to schedule a visit. Most site visits take about one hour to complete, depending on the size and complexity of the facility. Following the visit, you’ll receive a report summarizing the recommendations and an offer for further assistance to help you implement them.

These pollution prevention opportunity assessments are not inspections. They are confidential, completely voluntary, and non-regulatory. The purpose is not to evaluate your facility’s compliance with environmental regulations, but rather to assess voluntary measures that can be taken to make the most efficient use of materials and energy which will protect the environment and your workers and save you money.

Funds are limited, so take advantage of the opportunity now to schedule an on-site evaluation of your business. Call MDE Pollution Prevention and Sustainability Coordinator, Laura Armstrong, at 410-537-4119 or 1-800-633-6101 (ext. 4119).


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