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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 9

January 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

Report from the Field: The Cleanest Man in Town is Well Suited for Inspection

Bio-security is taken very seriously on the Delmarva Peninsula, where two million birds a week are processed for consumption just in Salisbury alone. Jay Bozman suits up at every inspection visit to protect chicken farms from spreading disease.

TMDL Implementation in Maryland

Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDL) get no respect! What are they? Recognizing the unique position and stake that local governments have in water quality management, the state of Maryland works closely with local jurisdictions to develop ways to meet the challenges of TMDL implementation.

Piney Run Air Monitoring Camera Now Online

Maryland’s elaborate Piney Run air monitoring station now features a camera, connected to a real-time air pollution and visibility-monitoring network that shows haze conditions in Western Maryland. The Piney Run Station is specifically designated to measure pollutants that come from out of state sources.

Office of Special Programs Welcomes New Director of Customer Service Center

Gary Kelman takes on new mission to raise the customer service center to a new level, by providing direction and vision to the Office of Special Programs. MDE will become a hub for environmental information and regulatory matters of the state.

:: 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 November 16, 2005 - December 15, 2005.

:: For the Record

This section provides a partial list by county of applications received by MDE and other permitting activity between November 16, 2005 - December 15, 2005.



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