2014 December

Monthly Archive:: December 2014

Secretary of the Environment Summers Stepping Down

MEDIA CONTACTS: Jay Apperson (410) 537-3003 jay.apperson@maryland.gov Secretary of the Environment Summers Stepping Down Secretary Summers to retire from State service after more than three decades; Deputy Secretary Costello to serve as Interim Secretary Baltimore, MD (December 23, 2014) – Robert M. Summers, Ph.D., Secretary of the Environment for the State of Maryland, ...Read More

Capital Gazette: Lead exposure program expansion to require more properties to be registered

The new year will bring an expansion of the state’s lead exposure prevention program to homes built between 1950 and 1978. Read the article here. ...Read More

For the Record – December

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

WBAL: Maryland environmental officials introduce zero-waste plan

The Maryland Department of the Environment has introduced a 25-year zero-waste plan in an effort to reduce the amount of trash in the state. Read the entire article and watch the video. ...Read More

DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT MARKS 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF SAFE DRINKING WATER ACT, URGES MARYLANDERS TO PRESERVE AND PROTECT OUR WATER SUPPLIES

MEDIA CONTACT: Jay Apperson (410) 537-3003 jay.apperson@maryland.gov DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT MARKS 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF SAFE DRINKING WATER ACT, URGES MARYLANDERS TO PRESERVE AND PROTECT OUR WATER SUPPLIES MDE celebrates landmark public health legislation, issues reminder on the value of drinking water in our daily lives BALTIMORE, MD (December 16, 2014) – ...Read More

Maryland releases Zero Waste Plan, discussion forum scheduled for tomorrow

MEDIA CONTACTS: Jay Apperson (410) 537-3003 jay.apperson@maryland.gov Maryland releases Zero Waste Plan, discussion forum scheduled for tomorrow Policy framework would nearly eliminate disposal of waste in Maryland; Maryland Department of the Environment to hold Zero Waste Forum ANNAPOLIS, MD (December 15, 2014) – Advancing the goal of creating a sustainable future for Maryland ...Read More

Water Quality Certification application for proposed Conowingo Dam relicensing withdrawn, January 7 Water Quality Certification public hearing canceled, Exelon agrees to fund additional study

MEDIA CONTACTS: Jay Apperson (410) 537-3003 jay.apperson@maryland.gov Water Quality Certification application for proposed Conowingo Dam relicensing withdrawn, January 7 Water Quality Certification public hearing canceled, Exelon agrees to fund additional study Exelon agrees to provide up to $3.5 million for additional study of effects of Conowingo Dam on Chesapeake Bay water quality; ...Read More

Bay Journal: New owner all fired up to raise Sparrows Point from the ashes

New firm has local roots and commitment to clean up years of contamination created by Bethlehem Steel’s furnaces. Michael Pedone’s to-do list looks something like this: Wake up. Watch dismantling of what was once the world’s largest steel mill. Figure out how to clean up a 3,100-acre site where dangerous contaminants have ...Read More

Board of Public Works Approves Funding for Clean Water and the Chesapeake Bay

MEDIA CONTACT: Jay Apperson(410) 537-3003jay.apperson@maryland.gov Board of Public Works Approves Funding for Clean Water and the Chesapeake Bay Grants and loan will reduce pollution, improve water quality BALTIMORE, MD (Dec. 3, 2014) – The Maryland Board of Public Works approved more than $7 million in funding today to upgrade a wastewater treatment plant and ...Read More
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