Department of the Environment issues reminder: “No wipes in the pipes”

DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT ISSUES REMINDER: “NO WIPES IN THE PIPES” Disposable wipes, paper towels should not go into the toilet, which can cause sewage backups and overflows BALTIMORE (March 25, 2020) – The Maryland Department of the Environment is reminding everyone that they should not dispose of wipes, ...Read More

eMDE – Coronavirus Testing All

  THE LATEST FROM THE MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT Coronavirus Testing All Each person, family, and community is being “tested” in how we respond to and cope with the COVID-19 crisis. The same is true for entire organizations, like MDE, the Maryland Department of the Environment. Our 950-person ...Read More

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

BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS APPROVES FUNDING FOR CLEAN WATER AND THE CHESAPEAKE BAY Grants and loans will reduce pollution and energy consumption, improve drinking water system BALTIMORE (March 4, 2020) – The Maryland Board of Public Works approved nearly $9 million in grants and loans today to reduce pollution, ...Read More

For the Record – February

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 ...Read More

Secretary Grumbles statement on Supreme Court decision in Carroll County stormwater permit appeal

SECRETARY GRUMBLES STATEMENT ON SUPREME COURT DECISION IN CARROLL COUNTY STORMWATER PERMIT APPEAL   BALTIMORE (March 2, 2020) — Maryland Environment Secretary Ben Grumbles issued the following statement in response to the decision today by the Supreme Court of the United States to deny Carroll County’s petition to be ...Read More

MDE issues Notice of Intent to sue owners of Luke Paper Mill under federal hazardous waste law

DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT ISSUES NOTICE OF INTENT TO SUE OWNERS OF LUKE PAPER MILL UNDER FEDERAL HAZARDOUS WASTE LAW Department seeks to stop seepage of “pulping liquor” into North Branch Potomac River BALTIMORE (Feb. 19. 2020) – The State of Maryland, through the Maryland Department of the Environment ...Read More

Department of the Environment, Attorney General file suit alleging improper lead paint inspections

DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT, ATTORNEY GENERAL FILE SUIT ALLEGING IMPROPER LEAD PAINT INSPECTIONS Complaint charges that inspection company issued lead-free certificates for homes with lead-based paint, includes more than 150 alleged violations BALTIMORE (Feb. 12, 2020) – The Maryland Department of the Environment and the Maryland Attorney General have ...Read More

Anne Arundel County waterways reclassified for shellfish harvesting

ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY WATERWAYS RECLASSIFIED FOR SHELLFISH HARVESTING Portions of Rhode, West rivers approved for harvesting; four leases affected by change BALTIMORE (Feb. 10, 2020) – The Maryland Department of the Environment has reclassified portions of the Rhode and West rivers in Anne Arundel County for shellfish harvesting. More ...Read More

WJZ: Nutrient Removal Project At Patapsco Wastewater Plant Designed To Improve Chesapeake Bay’s Health Complete

For decades, officials have kept a close eye on the Chesapeake Bay as a number of cleanup efforts were underway. Tuesday, one of the largest projects officially wrapped up. After years of construction, the Patapsco Wastewater Treatment Plant’s enhanced nutrient removal project (ENR) is now complete. “Over the last ...Read More

For the Record – January

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 ...Read More
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