:: Featured Articles
Devastating impacts of hurricanes in the south are affecting the entire country. Recent events cause Marylanders to wonder about our state’s ability to respond to natural or man-made disasters of unusually great proportions.
U.S. Department of Justice's Environment and Natural Resources Division recognized six MDE employees recently for their efforts in two joint federal-state settlements to protect regional waters from sewage contamination.
October 23-29 is Lead Poisoning Prevention week…various activities mark this occasion…
Fifty environmental consultants, real estate brokers, attorneys, and local government officials from three states attended a workshop to talk about emerging trends in MDE’s Voluntary Cleanup Program (VCP).
As summer comes to a muggy end, so does the ozone season, and Maryland’s statewide monitoring for ground-level ozone air pollution winds down.
Almost one in five Marylanders dispose of their sewage in onsite sewage disposal systems (OSDS), often referred to as septic systems. A $30 annual fee is now being collected from each home served by a septic system to help the Bay Restoration efforts.
The Celanese Wastewater Treatment Plant is the first facility to be completely upgraded to enhanced nutrient removal (ENR) to dramatically reduce the level of nitrogen and phosphorus being discharged directly to a tributary to the Chesapeake Bay.
MDE employees, Secretary Kendl P. Philbrick and Assistant Secretary Stuart F. Wilkins, Jr, greeted students at Charles Carroll Barrister Elementary School with a $500 donation of school supplies.
The drop in temperature, to most Marylanders, means increased energy usage and higher utility and heating fuel costs. The Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) would like to share some ways to conserve energy, reduce costs and reduce resulting air pollution from heating fuel.
MDE is seeking comment on the proposed standard turnaround times for all permit application types...
The Surfrider Foundation Maryland Chapter, presented their State of the Beach Report to MDE Secretary Kendl P. Philbrick on the beach at Ocean City recently. See how they rated our beaches…
:: Enforcement and Compliance Notes
section provides a monthly report on the State's environmental enforcement and compliance activities. This issue covers the period between
August 15, 2005 and September 15, 2005.
:: For the Record
provides a partial list by county of applications received by MDE and other
permitting activity between August 15, 2005 and September 15, 2005.