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Volume III, Number 6

April 2008

eMDE is a monthly publication of the Maryland Department of the Environment. It covers articles on current environmental issues and events in the state. 

:: Featured Articles

Onward and Upward: Maryland Policy and Climate Change

In Janurary, Maryland Climate Change Commission released an interim report based on the scientific recommendation that the earlier actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions begin, the easier they will be to undertake, and the more effective the results will be.

Contemplated Nutrient Cap Management and Trading Policy

MDE has unveiled a highly anticipated Policy for Nutrient Cap Management and Trading.

Reduce Your Nitrogen Footprint for Free!

Did you know that just about all septic systems will eventually become clogged and need to be replaced? What if there was technology that prevents and sometimes even reverses clogging in septic systems, extending the life of the system and protecting your investment?

Maryland’s Third Party Underground Storage Tank Inspection Program

To meet the new requirements for increased inspection frequency for underground storage tanks required by the Energy Policy Act and to ensure the protection of groundwater resources and public health, MDE has implemented a third party tank inspection program.

MDE Proposes Revisions to Maryland Water Quality Standards

As part of the current Maryland Triennial Review effort, MDE is proposing new criteria for harmful algal blooms, nutrient criteria for impoundments, and aquatic life criteria for aluminum, chlorpyrifos and copper.

MDE Selects Barbara Brown Employee of the Year

MDE recently recognized Barbara Brown of the Environmental Restoration and Redevelopment Program as the Employee of the Year.

In Brief...

MDE’s new edition of the Guide to Permits and Approvals is now available, MDE Sponsors 2008 National Environmental Partnership Summit, and MDE Welcomes Neil Jones Back from Iraq. 


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