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

Volume I, Number 12

April 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

Maryland's Bay Restoration Fund Cited for Harvard Award

As one of the most creative and results-oriented efforts in American government, the Bay Restoration Fund was cited a Top 50 Government Innovations for 2006.

MDE Acts to Seal Oil Leaks at Gas Outlets

New group of regulations aimed at keeping petroleum products in place already shows promise.

New MDE DVD Highlights Link between Bay, Septic Systems and Restoration Fund

The Oscars are over, but the need to clean the Chesapeake Bay remains. A multimedia presentation educates and motivates Marylanders to do their part.

MDE Works with Local Governments on Capacity Management

Through meetings and soon to be released guidance documents, MDE helps jurisdictions keep tabs on their water and wastewater needs.

Be Particular About Particulate Matter

Health problems are not hazy. So take note of daily air pollution forecasts.

Communities, MDE partner to ‘Talk Trash’ in the Inner City

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

Report from the Field: Shoreline Surveys – a Key Component of a Healthy Shellfish Industry

From backyards to the Bay, a team of MDE professionals assesses the risk to the state’s shellfish beds.

HAZMAT Heroics - Geoffrey Donahue: Profile of a Emergency Response Chief

It’s not all sirens and soaking up spills; learn what it takes to be on the front lines of environmental protection.

Addressing the Media

At MDE it has nothing to do with the press, but how we protect the environment.

‘100 Percent Rule’ Seeks Full Lead Risk Reduction

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


:: 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 February 16, 2006 - March 15, 2006.

:: For the Record

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



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