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Volume II, Number 8

December 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

Water Management Administration Joins Other Agencies in Reforestation Demonstration Project

Multi agency program reveals demonstration site to show Forestry Reclamation Approach to coal mining industry and landowners to promote forestry as a viable post-mining land-use.

Shellfish Program Enhancements: Aquaculture – A New Frontier for Maryland

State aquaculture sites located near the water’s surface and close to shoreline are monitored to keep oysters healthy to eat when exposed to pollution from stormwater runoff and other sources.

Preparing for an Environmentally-Friendly Heating Season

MDE recommends precautionary steps to avoid slippery situation and costly cleanup caused by fuel leaks and spills.

Have An Environmentally-Friendly and Happy Holiday

The smell of wood smoke on a crisp winter evening can be an enjoyable but toxic experience.

Maryland Businesses Recognized for Environmental Accomplishments

B4B Program promoting Chesapeake Bay watershed pollution prevention in holds annual meeting to recognize outstanding environmental accomplishments in business.

Chinese Delegation Visits Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE)

Environmental professionals from MDE sister city of Anhui exchange environmental practices training, and enjoy local cuisine.

MDE Names Michael Frank as Employee of the Year

State employee writes protocol for when MDE’s inspectors from the Waste Management Administration’s Oil Control Program spring into action when groundwater problems arise due to fuel tank leaks.

Maryland Department of the Environment Joins Festival of Trees

MDE’s “Treasure the Chesapeake” tree – with crab shells, oyster shells, wildlife ornaments, wild grasses wins third place ribbon. Joins slammin’ Santa in lineup.

Groundbreaking Events at Wastewater Treatment Plants

Bay Restoration Fund in action as Indian Head and Brunswick Wastewater Treatment Plants break ground for Enhanced Nutrient Removal.

:: 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 16 and November 15, 2006.

:: For the Record

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



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Editorial Board
Maryland Department of the Environment
1800 Washington Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21230