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Volume III, Number 7

October 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

Maryland Benefits from Nation’s First Auction of Carbon Dioxide Emission Allowances

On September 25, 2008, state leaders from Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey and New York gathered in New York for the nation’s first ever auction of carbon dioxide allowances.

MDE Permit & Regulations Would Control 50 Percent of State’s Poultry Litter

On September 23, 2008, MDE published a draft general permit that implements controls necessary to properly manage poultry litter and reduce nutrient pollution into the Chesapeake Bay.

MDE and Digital Harbor Students Participate in World Water Monitoring Day

Students from Digital Harbor High School joined MDE Deputy Secretary Bob Summers and MDE’s water quality monitoring staff to monitor water quality in the Inner Harbor for World Water Monitoring Day (WWMD).

Planning for Future Water Resource Needs

The Advisory Committee on the Management and Protection of the State’s Water Resources, headed by Dr. M. Gordon Wolman and staffed by MDE, recently issued its final report: Water for Maryland’s Future: What We Must Do Today.

Interns Implement Environmental Change at Maryland Manufacturers

Since 2000 the Maryland Department of the Environment and the University of Maryland Technology Extension Service have partnered to place engineering students as summer interns at nine Maryland manufacturers to research and implement cost-saving, waste reduction opportunities. 

Riparian Protection Improves In-Stream Habitat and Water Quality

The Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) works with a number of stakeholders and sister agencies to promote effective BMP applications in watersheds throughout the state.

Sewage Sludge Management in Maryland

MDE’s Waste Management Administration, oversees the proper utilization of sewage sludge in Maryland, established and enforces the sewage sludge regulatory requirements to protect human health and the environment.

Beyond Technical and Regulatory Expertise: Science Services Administration Staff Participate in Anacostia Watershed and Anne Arundel County Cleanup Efforts

In April, for the eighth consecutive year, SSA Annapolis staff provided assistance to the Anacostia Watershed Society in their cleanup efforts to celebrate Earth Day.

The Maryland Commission on Climate Change Completes the Climate Action Plan

In April 2007 Governor Martin O’Malley issued Executive Order 01.01.2007.07, forming the Maryland Commission on Climate Change, which was charged with developing the State’s Climate Action Plan.

MDE Releases “Stormwater Management Act of 2007” Fees System Report

As part of MDE's major regulatory upgrades to the State's stormwater management program, MDE has compiled a report evaluating current options for stormwater management fee systems available in Maryland. 

In Brief... 

Charting the growth of Maryland, 17th Annual Maryland Groundwater Symposium, and Environmental Excellence in Health Care: November 12, 2008.

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