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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 8

December 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

Governor Unveils Bold Air Quality Improvement Plan – Maryland’s Clean Power Rule

A bold new air quality plan unveiled by Governor Ehrlich will drastically reduce pollutants emitted from power plants under the Maryland Clean Power Rule - the most sweeping air pollution control measure proposed in Maryland history…

Increased Underground Storage Tank Inspections Proposed

More stringent underground storage tank requirements assure “no holes” in future inspection, or tanks. Maryland will require corrosion protection on all installed tanks.

Water Inspector Earns Employee of the Year Award for Wilson Bridge

“I was shocked when he called my name. It made me feel real good. I couldn’t even sleep that night.” MDE employee earns award for job he enjoys… One of the Top Two Construction Projects in the Nation.

Give the Earth a Gift When Giving this Season

Hectic holiday time should also turn our thoughts toward protecting the environment. Little gestures like cutting down on waste and choosing the right tree can save thousands of pounds of pollutants from entering our waste stream.

Pollution Prevention Intern Program Identifies $37K Annual Savings for Manufacturer

MDE is proud to sponsor internship programs to educate engineers and benefit companies, and especially the environment.

Multi-jurisdictional Approach to Improving Water Quality

A Total Maximum Daily Load is a Clean Water Act tool required by states to achieve water quality standards for any pollutant. TMDLs establish the maximum amount of impairing substance in a waterbody…

Limited Openings Available for Environmental Management System Program

EMS graduate corporations extol the praises of MDE’s helpful programs to achieve ISO 14001 certification, sign up now…

Report from the Field: Railroad Fill Removal/Stream Restoration Project Stops Threat to Downstream Residents

MDE’s hardworking employees are out in the field, assuring collapsed structure’s safe restoration and juggling many hats to coordinate with various jurisdictions in Allegany County.

MDE Hosts Study Group Tour from Down Under

A visiting Sustainable Development study group from Australia and New Zealand toured Fairland Park Stormwater Demonstration Facility and two sites in Anne Arundel County…

Maryland Department of the Environment Final Calendar Year 2006 Standard Permit Application Turnaround Times

Final Calendar Year 2006 Standard Permit Application Turnaround Times

:: 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 October 15, 2005 and November 15, 2005.

:: For the Record

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



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Maryland Department of the Environment
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