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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 II, Number 6

October 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

“Making Lead Poisoning History”: Lead Week is October 22 through October 28

Maryland’s 19th annual Lead Poisoning Prevention Week is designed to raise awareness among landlords, parents, tenants, and homeowners about what they can do to reduce the risk of lead poisoning.

How to Lose Four Million Pounds: MDE Takes Action with $23.3 Million in Bay Restoration Grants

One third of Maryland’s 66 largest wastewater treatment plans have been rebuilt, redesigned or put under construction as a result of the Chesapeake Bay Restoration Act, introduced and signed into law in 2004 by Governor Robert L. Ehrlich, Jr.

Maryland Dams Endure Dramatic Rainfall

Heavy rain volumes in Maryland on June 25, yielded the equivalent of 500 to 1,000-year storm according to National Weather Service rainfall charts, yet dams in Maryland overall performed well.

More Diesel Retrofit Projects in Maryland

To date, 44 out of the 49 Baltimore’s city-owned vehicles slated to be retrofitted with pollution reduction equipment are completed

Tributary Strategies and TMDL Implementation

With several series of “Chesapeake Bay Agreements” that set broad geographic limits on the amount nutrients and sediments entering the Bay, MDE’s strategic, geographically refined nutrient TMDLs serve as targets for water quality restoration and give goals to implement planning.

MDE Wins National Award for Pollution Prevention Program

Serving our customers with Environmental Management System consultation is just one of the many ways MDE encourages P2 – as peer experts recognize our agency’s work.

Building a Zero Waste Lunch

With school back in full force, consider packing a healthy lunch with simple zero waste practices to save you money and – it’s good for the environment!

MDE Visits Row House Rehabilitation Site

The Maryland Department of the Environment recently visited a Habitat for Humanities green house in our neighboring community, which is a MDE-designated Environmental Benefits District. The house was built with ecologically-friendly and efficient products that are affordable to low-income families.

The 11 Best Days of Summer - Maryland State Fair

MDE joined over a dozen other state agencies, hundreds of vendors and demonstrations in a booth to interact with kids of all ages and give away prizes for public recycling know-how.

Pigtown Festival: Running of the Pigs Trumps Pamplona

Over ninety years of tradition celebrated in one of MDE's neighboring Environmental Justice Communities.

:: 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 16 and September 15, 2006.

:: For the Record

This section provides a partial list by county of applications received by MDE and other permitting activity between August 16 and September 15, 2006.



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Editorial Board
Maryland Department of the Environment
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