emde logo 

List of State Officials - Robert (Bob) L. Ehrlich Jr, Governor; Michael S. Steele, Lt. Governor; Kendl P. Philbrick, MDE Secretary 

Volume I, Number 11

March 2006

eMDE is a monthly publication of the Maryland Department of the Environment. It covers articles on current environmental issues and events in the state. Additional monthly features include: MDE public meetings and hearings schedule, enforcement and compliance notes, and permitting activity.​​

:: Featured Articles

Governor, Secretary Break Ground on Chestertown’s New Treatment Plant

Technology dramatically reduces the level of nitrogen and phosphorus being discharged to the Chester River, helping eliminate millions of pounds of pollution from entering the Chesapeake Bay.

Organizations Plan Expansion of Hospitals’ Environmental Initiative

Maryland hospitals are staffing up to take an initiative to the next level. An in-depth interview with Richard Zdanis, the new Maryland H2E Coordinator.

Aburn Assumes Duties that will Clear the Air 

Ever wonder who came up with the idea to warn Marylanders of Code Red Ozone Days? Tad Aburn takes on the new challenges of heading up the administration that monitors state and national air quality standards.

Radiological Health Program Gets Glowing Marks

In the field, inspectors measure emissions from radioactive materials and evaluate site conditions to ensure license requirements and public safety.

Groups, Agencies Put STORET System to Good Use

Water quality monitoring data is pooled into a single database to dramatically improve access and share environmental information.

‘We’re the Government, We’re Here to Help’

No, really! MDE’s Customer Service Department strives to better serve Maryland businesses in the permit application and pollution prevention process.

Public Participation Guide Helps You Get Involved

Environmental Justice is just one way MDE keeps the public informed of how to voice citizen concerns, opinions and recommendations to protect their communities and the environment at large.

Maryland’s Scrap Tire Program Rolls Along

Tread Spread, a popular permanent rubber mulch made of recycle tires is just one of the many ways MDE uses the Scrap Tire Fund to abate dump sites.

Japanese Visit MDE to Increase their Asbestos Awareness

What started as a web search became an international lesson in environmental protection.

Agency, Council Seek Nominations for 30th Tawes Award

Nominations are open to people and organizations that demonstrate outstanding efforts to enhance Maryland's environment.


:: Enforcement and Compliance Notes

This section provides a monthly report on the State's environmental enforcement and compliance activities. This issue covers the period between January 16, 2006 - February 15, 2006.

:: For the Record

This section provides a partial list by county of applications received by MDE and other permitting activity between January 16, 2006 - February 15, 2006.



©2006 Copyright MDE

Editorial Board
Maryland Department of the Environment
1800 Washington Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21230