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Volume II, Number 4

August, 2006

eMDE is a monthly publication of the Maryland Department of the Environment. It covers articles on current environmental issues and events in the state.  Additional monthly features include: MDE public meetings and hearings schedule, enforcement and compliance notes, and permitting activity.

 

:: Featured Articles

 

MDE Releases Capacity Management Guidelines

To provide local jurisdictions with more information, MDE has prepared two documents that will be of use to local managers and elected officials: the Water Capacity Management Plan Guidance and Wastewater Capacity Management Plan Guidance.

 

Ozonesonde – Launching a Campaign to Measure Air Quality

Howard University and MDE partner in air quality research. New balloon launches allow for better air quality assessment.

 

Upgrades to Elkton Wastewater Treatment Plant will Reduce Bay Pollution

Maryland continues to lead in restoring the health of the Chesapeake Bay by funding wastewater treatment plant upgrades.

 

Spray Irrigation Systems and Chesapeake Bay Nutrient Caps

Know the limitations cropping up in water use.

 

Flipping the Switch on Mercury-Containing Auto Switches

Salvage switches from the crusher: keeping mercury out of the waste stream, another pilot program for Maryland.

 

Alternative Fuels Coming Soon to a Station Near You

Good gas/bad gas – it cooks your fries and runs your car! Finding alternative fuel sources to petroleum products.

 

The MDE Wet Lab – Counting Benthic Bugs

Critter counts reflect health of water bodies.

 

The Truth About Outdoor Wood Boilers

Consumer smoke screen - legal to buy, illegal to use in Maryland.

 

:: Enforcement and Compliance Notes

 

This section provides a monthly report on the State's environmental enforcement and compliance activities.  This issue covers the period June 16 – July 15, 2006.

 

:: For the Record

 

This section provides a partial list by county of applications received by MDE and other permitting activity between June 16 – July 15, 2006.

 

 

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