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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 7

November 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

Maryland Just Shy of 40 Percent Waste Diversion Goal for 2005

To promote and encourage waste diversion in Maryland, MDE works to develop partnering markets for recyclable materials and increase the volume of materials diverted from landfills to meet the voluntary statewide waste diversion goal of 40 percent…

$750,000 Grant Will Speed Up Data Use, Review

The recent receipt of a $750,000 grant from the Environmental Protection Agency EPA will facilitate real-time data availability among health and environmental agencies, allowing MDE to receive water quality laboratory results as soon as the data are available from the testing laboratories.

Workshops Promote Balancing Land Use and Environmental Decision-Making 

Maryland will have another 1.1 million additional residents by 2030. To improve planning and coordination among state agencies and local governments, the Maryland Departments of the Environment and Planning are hosting four regional workshops, entitled: Balancing Land Use and Environmental Decisions

Wellhead Protection Program - Reports From The Field

To ensure that businesses located close to community supply wells are properly managing and disposing of their chemical wastes, Wellhead Protection Area Inspector Susan Allen investigates…

Agency, Students Mark World Water Monitoring Day

MDE provided schools across the state with easy to use sample water quality monitoring kits to gather data on four important measures of water quality

Cabinet Members Enlist Youth in Fight Against "Grime Crime"

MDE Secretary Kendl P. Philbrick and Maryland Attorney General Joseph Curran enlisted future generations in their ongoing fight against environmental crimes when they recently visited middle school students…

Maryland Goes Beyond Other States in Enhanced Nutrient Removal (ENR)

Maryland's commitment under the Chesapeake Bay Agreement with six Bay states, prompted a Biological Nutrient Removal Program (BNR) to reduce nutrients by the most stringent control mechanism used by any state. Terms like Enhanced Nutrient Removal ENR and BNR have been thrown around in the media for the last few years. But what do they mean?

Learn to Burn Wood

With home heating season quickly approaching, it's time to prepare your home for cold weather and know that there are environmental concerns with wood burning.

Yacht Company Encourages Better Bay Practices

Nautical Destinations has established a bay-friendly charter program called "Go Green" for its participating boats, caterers and other vendors involved in the charter...

:: 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 September 15, 2005 and October 15, 2005.

:: For the Record

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



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Maryland Department of the Environment
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