Monthly Archive:: October 2016

Daily Record: Advocates spread the word about lead-paint testing

Shana Boscak is overwhelmed with feelings — “guilt and anger and a lot of shame” and a little luck — as she holds her son, Zoltan, and introduces the happy, smiling baby as a “lead-poisoned child.” Zoltan’s elevated lead levels were discovered after mandatory lead testing at his one-year checkup before he ...Read More

Governor Larry Hogan Announces Lead Poisoning Prevention Week

For Immediate Release: October 25, 2016 Contact: Hannah Marr hannah.marr@maryland.gov Shareese Churchill shareese.churchill@maryland.gov 410-974-2316   Governor Larry Hogan Announces Lead Poisoning Prevention Week ANNAPOLIS, MD – Governor Larry Hogan today issued a statewide proclamation declaring Lead Poisoning Prevention Week in Maryland. In October 2015, Governor Hogan announced a new Lead Testing Targeting Plan for ...Read More

eMDE – Clean & Green Ports and more

THE LATEST FROM THE MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT Clean & Green Ports partnership continues to grow Funding awarded to Maryland Port Administration to revamp locomotives and cargo equipment to further clean air The Clean and Green Ports agreement has been responsible for significant air quality improvements in the area of the Port ...Read More

WJZ: Clearing the Air at the Port

BALTIMORE, Md. (WJZ)– Clearing the air, literally. More changes are coming to the Port of Baltimore in an effort to keep it environmentally friendly for the future… Read the entire article. ...Read More

For the Record – October

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

Herald-Mail: Officials break ground on upgrades to Washington County sewage plant

The same day as the 44th anniversary of the EPA’s Clean Water Act, Maryland Secretary of the Environment Ben Grumbles said Washington County continues to prove itself as an environmental leader — locally, regionally and beyond… Read the entire article. ...Read More

Maryland counties meet funding requirements to reduce stormwater pollution

MEDIA CONTACTS: Jay Apperson (410) 537-3003 jay.apperson@maryland.gov Maryland counties meet funding requirements to reduce stormwater pollution 9 Counties, Baltimore City Put Forward Plans without State Mandate Baltimore, MD (October 18, 2016) – Maryland’s largest jurisdictions have met their requirements under state law to develop financing plans to reduce polluted stormwater runoff and protect ...Read More

Portion of Anne Arundel County waterway opened for shellfish harvesting

MEDIA CONTACTS: Jay Apperson (410) 537-3003 jay.apperson@maryland.gov Portion of Anne Arundel County waterway opened for shellfish harvesting Bacteria levels decrease; portion of Parish Creek approved for harvesting Baltimore, MD (October 11, 2016) – The Maryland Department of the Environment has reclassified a portion of a southern Anne Arundel County waterway to allow oysters ...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 Loans will improve wastewater infrastructure, reduce pollution Baltimore, MD (October 5, 2016) – The Maryland Board of Public Works approved more than $9 million in funding today to  improve water quality and reduce ...Read More
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