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Volume III, Number 8

January 2009

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

:: Featured Articles

MDE Steps Up Enforcement, Penalties, and Compliance

The Maryland Department of the Environment’s twelfth annual Enforcement and Compliance Report found that between July 2007 and June 2008 MDE had a total of 2,699 enforcement actions, a 34 percent increase since Fiscal Year 2007 and the highest number of enforcement actions since reporting began in 1998.

First-Ever Maryland Regulations for Coal Combustion Byproducts Take Effect

MDE’s regulations establishing new requirements for the disposal of coal combustion byproducts, including fly ash, and the use of coal combustion byproducts for mine reclamation took effect on December 1, 2008.

MDE Tackles a Pollution Challenge: Stormwater Runoff 

Secretary Shari Wilson detailed the significant steps MDE is taking to reduce pollution from stormwater runoff in the December 4th edition of EnviroMatters.

Radiological Health Program Nears Three-Year Cleanup of World War II Era Hazards

When a truck of scrap metal caused radiation alarms to sound at a recycling facility in Baltimore, it marked the beginning of a successful radioactive waste clean-up for MDE’s Radiological Health Program (RHP).

Governor O'Malley Marks 25th Anniversary of Chesapeake Bay Council

On November 20, 2008, Governor Martin O’Malley marked the 25th anniversary of the Chesapeake Executive Council, hosting the Council’s annual meeting at Union Station in Washington, DC.

MDE Works to Bring Back the American Chestnut

Once a prominent species in the eastern half of the United States, at one time the American Chestnut accounted for nearly 25 percent of all hardwoods within its natural range from Maine to Georgia.

The Corsica River: A Comprehensive Approach to Watershed Restoration 

MDE and the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) provided the Town of Centreville with financial and technical assistance in the implementation of the Corsica River Watershed Restoration Action Strategy, published in September 2004.

Helping Students Meet Vehicle Emissions Standards

In partnership with Montgomery College, MDE’s pilot Student Emissions Repair Assistance Program aims to provide Montgomery and Prince George’s County high school and college students with financial assistance for emissions repairs.

Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder

A great blue heron, a gorilla, a crab, and a rooster were among the winning sculptures at the MDE’s seventh annual “Rethink Recycling” Sculpture Contest held on November 7th, 2008.

MDE Gives Back to the Community

MDE employees contributed in a big way to the Maryland Charity Campaign raising over $66,000.

MDE In The News

Recent articles regarding MDE activities.​


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Maryland Department of the Environment
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