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Volume II, Number 7

November 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

Maryland Raises Awareness of Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention

Governor Ehrlich joined MDE and others for an event to kick off Maryland's week-long celebration and announce new lead lesson plans.

Planning for Environmentally Sustainable Growth and Development

Through House Bill 1141, the 2006 General Assembly added new requirements for local comprehensive plans to examine effects of proposed land use.

Exceeding Limits: Enforcement and Compliance to Protect the Environment

Every year MDE releases an Annual Enforcement and Compliance Report summarizing nearly 320,000 activities performed.

Testing the Waters at Baltimore Harbor – MDE and Students Enjoy World Water Monitoring Day

Secretary Philbrick arrived by boat to test the waters in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor for comparison on a global level for water quality.

MDE Proposed CY 2007 Standard Permit Application Turnaround Times

Ever wonder what takes so long? Well, we’re just doing our job - learn about standard requirements for permit turnaround.

Cold Weather Checklist for the Home

Conserving energy use at home not only reduces costs, but conserves energy resources and reduces air pollution.

MDE’s Water Supply Program Promotes Optimization of Drinking Water Filtration

Optimizing surface water quality and evaluating performance means overall drinking water safety.

Fecal Pollution, What is Your Contribution?

MDE studies point to pet and wildlife waste as a significant source of bacterial pollution.

Maryland Reaches 40 Percent Waste Diversion Goal

Maryland has reached its goal and diversion rates have improved exponentially over the last five years.

Where Was the Red? Maryland’s 2006 End of Ozone Season Summary

In past years, Maryland’s typically hot, muggy summer days were often accompanied by poor air quality but not this summer.

:: 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 16 and October 15, 2006.

:: For the Record

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



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Editorial Board
Maryland Department of the Environment
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