For the Record – September

For The Record: MDE Permits, Licenses, Certifications Applications and Issuances The following are partial lists by county of permit, license, and certification applications and issuances as well as other permitting activity at the Maryland Department of the Environment. For more information on these permits, please contact Amanda Degen at (410) 537-4120. Applications ...Read More

Board of Public Works approves funding for clean water and the Chesapeake Bay

MEDIA CONTACTS: Jay Apperson (410) 537-3003 jay.apperson@maryland.gov Board of Public Works approves funding for clean water and the Chesapeake Bay Grant will reduce pollution, improve water quality Baltimore, MD (September 7, 2016) – The Maryland Board of Public Works approved a $200,000 grant today to reduce pollution and improve water quality by upgrading a ...Read More

Portion of waters near Rock Hall opened for shellfish harvesting

MEDIA CONTACTS: Jay Apperson (410) 537-3003 jay.apperson@maryland.gov Portion of waters near Rock Hall opened for shellfish harvesting Bacteria levels decrease; area approved for harvesting starting Sept. 5 Baltimore, MD (September 2, 2016) – The Maryland Department of the Environment is reclassifying a portion of the waters near the Rock Hall area of Kent ...Read More

Baltimore Sun Op-Ed: Md. takes a smart approach on septics

Environmental economics research professor writes: Even though advanced septic pollution controls are highly effective at removing nitrogen, for many locations, the nitrogen removed would never have reached a place where it could do harm. With flexibility, local governments will have the option to spend money in ways that will most meaningfully improve water ...Read More

Power company to pay $1 million penalty, perform $1 million in environmental projects, upgrade water pollution-prevention technology

Media contact: Jay Apperson jay.apperson@maryland.gov 410-537-3003 POWER COMPANY TO PAY $1 MILLION PENALTY, PERFORM $1 MILLION IN ENVIRONMENTAL PROJECTS, UPGRADE WATER POLLUTION-PREVENTION TECHNOLOGY Settlement with owners of Chalk Point and Dickerson power plants resolves alleged water pollution violations BALTIMORE, MD (August 29, 2016) – A company that operates power plants accused of ...Read More

Secretary Grumbles statement on Queen Anne’s Co. vote on Southern Kent Island Sewer Project

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media contact: Jay Apperson jay.appersonn@maryland.gov 410-537-3003 SECRETARY GRUMBLES STATEMENT ON QUEEN ANNE’S CO. VOTE ON SOUTHERN KENT ISLAND SEWER PROJECT Baltimore (August 24, 2016) – Maryland Secretary of the Environment Ben Grumbles today issued the following statement on the Queen Anne’s County Commissioners vote last night in favor of ...Read More

WMAR: Could a new grant help to improve the Baltimore’s sewer issues?

The city of Baltimore is getting a little help when it comes to its sewer issues; $20 million to be exact. The grant comes from the state of Maryland to help prevent sewer overflows throughout the city and improve infrastructure in the Patapsco and Herring Run sewer sheds… Read the entire article. ...Read More

Board of Public Works approves funding for clean water, Chesapeake Bay

Media contact: Jay Apperson jay.apperson@maryland.gov 410-537-3003   Board of Public Works approves funding for clean water and the Chesapeake Bay Grants and loans will reduce pollution, improve wastewater and drinking water infrastructure; Bay Restoration Funding to help pay for Baltimore City sewage repairs required by consent decree BALTIMORE (August 17, 2016) – ...Read More

For the Record – August

For The Record: MDE Permits, Licenses, Certifications Applications and Issuances The following are partial lists by county of permit, license, and certification applications and issuances as well as other permitting activity at the Maryland Department of the Environment. For more information on these permits, please contact Amanda Degen at (410) 537-4120. Applications ...Read More

Star Democrat: Campers test water quality with MDE secretary

EASTON — When it comes to breeding a new generation of environmental stewards, it’s important to start them early, said Maryland Department of the Environment Secretary Ben Grumbles on Wednesday, July 27. Grumbles was at Pickering Creek Audubon Center on Wednesday to run through water quality tests with campers in the center’s ...Read More
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