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For the Record – June

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

Frederick News-Post: Grumbles elected chair of interstate air pollution board

Amid a petition to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for better air pollution control in five states, Maryland was selected to lead a regional air quality board. Maryland Secretary of the Environment Ben Grumbles was unanimously elected chairman of the Ozone Transport Commission on June 6… Read the entire article. ...Read More

WMDT: Maryland beaches health report

BALTIMORE, Md. – A new Department of Environment report found that Maryland beaches open for swimming had no health-based advisories 99 percent of the time. This is the fifth straight year that Maryland has exceeded 98 percent, and this is the twelfth consecutive year it has crossed 96 percent… Read the entire ...Read More

St. Mary’s Co. Waterway Reclassified to Restrict Shellfish Harvesting

MEDIA CONTACTS: Jay Apperson (410) 537-3003 jay.apperson@maryland.gov St. Mary’s Co. Waterway Reclassified to Restrict Shellfish Harvesting Portion of Herring Creek closed to harvesting Baltimore, MD (May 26, 2017) – The Maryland Department of the Environment is closing a portion of a waterway in St. Mary’s County to shellfish harvesting. A portion of Herring ...Read More

Md. Dept. of the Environment releases annual Healthy Beaches Progress Report

MEDIA CONTACTS: Jay Apperson (410) 537-3003 jay.apperson@maryland.gov Md. Dept. of the Environment releases annual Healthy Beaches Progress Report Report coincides with Healthy and Safe Swimming Week, start of summer beach season Baltimore, MD (May 25, 2017) – Maryland beaches were open for swimming with no health-based advisories nearly 99 percent of the time ...Read More

For the Record – May

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

Baltimore Sun: Herbert Sachs, state water and environmental resources official

Herbert Myron Sachs, a retired state water and environmental resources official who also led the Potomac River Basin Commission, died of a stroke April 12 at his Annapolis home. He was 82. Born in Baltimore and raised on Springdale Avenue, he was the son of Joseph Sachs, who worked in his family’s ...Read More

Board of Public Works Approves Funding for Clean Water, Energy and Chesapeake Bay Progress

MEDIA CONTACTS: Jay Apperson (410) 537-3003 jay.apperson@maryland.gov Board of Public Works Approves Funding for Clean Water, Energy and Chesapeake Bay Progress Grants and loans will reduce pollution, improve infrastructure, save energy Baltimore, MD (May 10, 2017) – The Maryland Board of Public Works approved more than $148 million in grants and loans today ...Read More

Departments of Environment, Natural Resources and Maryland Petroleum Council present 40th Annual Tawes Awards for a Clean Environment

MEDIA CONTACTS: Jay Apperson (410) 537-3003 jay.apperson@maryland.gov Departments of Environment, Natural Resources and Maryland Petroleum Council present 40th Annual Tawes Awards for a Clean Environment Tawes and Coulter Awards recognize outstanding environmental achievements of individuals, groups and government employees Annapolis, MD (May 8, 2017) – The Maryland Departments of the Environment, Natural Resources ...Read More

Portion of Choptank River Approved for Shellfish Harvesting

MEDIA CONTACTS: Jay Apperson (410) 537-3003 jay.apperson@maryland.gov Portion of Choptank River Approved for Shellfish Harvesting Area reclassified due to decreased bacteria levels; change allows shellfish harvesting from oyster lease Baltimore, MD (May 8, 2017) – The Maryland Department of the Environment has reclassified a portion of the Choptank River in Dorchester and Talbot ...Read More
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