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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 6

October 2005

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

MDE Preparing for the Worst, Hoping for the Best

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 Honors Six MDE Employees

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.

Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Week is Oct. 23-29

October 23-29 is Lead Poisoning Prevention week…various activities mark this occasion…

MDE Hosts Successful Voluntary Cleanup Program Workshop

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).

Maryland's Air Quality in Summer 2005

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.

Bay Restoration Fund Collection is Underway

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.

Celanese Plant is Maryland’s First Upgrade Through Bay Restoration Fund

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 Helps Local Students Start the School Year

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.

Reduce Energy Use and Save

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.

Maryland Department of the Environment Proposed Calendar Year 2005 Standard Permit Application

MDE is seeking comment on the proposed standard turnaround times for all permit application types...

Surfriders Give High Marks for Water Quality in Ocean City

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

This 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

This section provides a partial list by county of applications received by MDE and other permitting activity between August 15, 2005 and September 15, 2005.



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Editorial Board
Maryland Department of the Environment
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