Stormwater Archive

eMDE – Ben’s Blog: COP26; stormwater permits; lead awareness; PFAS; and more

    Maryland and Other State Programs Highlighted at Glasgow Global Summit I had the honor of representing Maryland, the Hogan Administration, and MDE at the annual global summit on climate change, known as COP26 (Conference of the Parties for the 26th year) in Glasgow, Scotland, November 7-10. What ...Read More

MDE issues stormwater permits for large MD jurisdictions, advances climate resiliency and equity

DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT ISSUES STORMWATER PERMITS FOR LARGE MARYLAND JURISDICTIONS, ADVANCES CLIMATE RESILIENCY AND EQUITY Clean Water Act Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) permits issued for Baltimore City, Anne Arundel, Baltimore and Montgomery counties; MDE releases plan to modernize stormwater regulations in the face of climate change ...Read More

Board of Public Works approves funding for Ellicott City climate resiliency and the Chesapeake Bay

Board of Public Works approves funding for Ellicott City climate resiliency and the Chesapeake BayGrants will help protect Ellicott City from flooding BALTIMORE (Oct. 20, 2021) – The Maryland Board of Public Works approved more than $2 million in grants today to better control stormwater runoff and help protect ...Read More

Ben’s Blog: The Ocean Within Us; Green Registry awards and more

THE OCEAN WITHIN US June is World Oceans Month, a time to commemorate and rededicate to protecting the deep and salty blue that covers 70% of the earth’s surface. Rachel Carson’s “The Sea Around Us” (1951) had a big impact on me when I read it for the first time in 1993. ...Read More

Board of Public Works approves funding for Ellicott City climate resiliency and the Chesapeake Bay

Board of Public Works approves funding for Ellicott City climate resiliency and the Chesapeake Bay Grant will help protect Ellicott City from flooding BALTIMORE (June 2, 2021) – The Maryland Board of Public Works approved a $2.4 million grant today to better control stormwater runoff and help protect Ellicott ...Read More

Dept. of the Environment announces stormwater enforcement settlement with Prince George’s County

DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT ANNOUNCES STORMWATER ENFORCEMENT SETTLEMENT WITH PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY Consent decree includes $475,000 penalty, requirements for additional work to reduce stormwater pollution BALTIMORE (June 1, 2021) – The Maryland Department of the Environment announced an agreement with Prince George’s County to resolve violations of the county’s ...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 fund second phase of Southern Kent Island sewage project to reduce water pollution, improvements to Carroll County’s stormwater system and upgrades to a drinking water system in Somerset County BALTIMORE (April 21, 2021) ...Read More

Maryland takes enforcement action to protect the Magothy River

MARYLAND TAKES ENFORCEMENT ACTION TO PROTECT THE MAGOTHY RIVER Maryland Department of the Environment, Maryland Attorney General file court case seeking penalties, corrective actions from Pasadena facility BALTIMORE (April 19, 2021) — The Maryland Department of the Environment and the Maryland Attorney General have filed a suit alleging that ...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 BALTIMORE (September 2, 2020) – The Maryland Board of Public Works approved more than $10 million in grants today to reduce pollution and improve water quality. The board is composed of Governor Larry Hogan, Treasurer Nancy ...Read More

Capital Gazette: Maryland highway administration hopes to exchange education for credits toward stormwater permit in new pilot

The Maryland Department of Transportation maintains thousands of miles of roadway in the state — thousands of miles of land covered in pavement that rain water can’t filter through. Instead it runs off the roads picking up pollutants along the way, gaining speed and heat in the summer and ...Read More
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