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Maryland State Government Maryland Department of the Environment

Pollution Prevention Technical Assistance for Maryland Businesses

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The Maryland Department of the Environment offers free, on-site technical assistance through the University of Maryland Manufacturing Assistance Program. These visits show you how to:

  • Make more efficient use of the energy and raw materials you use,
  • Reduce waste disposal and handling costs,
  • Reduce regulatory compliance and liability costs, and
  • Decrease worker exposure.

Scheduling a Pollution Prevention Site Visit

How Does It Work?
Curious to know what you may learn from a pollution prevention site visit? Simply call the Maryland Department of the Environment’s Pollution Prevention Program. We have a federal grant to support technical services through independent consultants and the Manufacturing Assistance Program. We’ll have one of their engineers call you to answer questions and to schedule a visit. Most site visits take about one hour to complete, depending on the size and complexity of the facility. Following the visit, you’ll receive a report summarizing the recommendations and an offer for further assistance to help you implement them.

These pollution prevention opportunity assessments are not inspections! They are confidential, completely voluntary and non-regulatory. The purpose is not to evaluate your facility’s compliance with environmental regulations, but rather to assess voluntary measures that can be taken to make the most efficient use of materials and energy which will protect the environment, your workers and save you money!

To learn more about pollution prevention and to schedule an on-site evaluation of your business, call MDE’s Pollution Prevention Program at 410-537-4119 or 1-800-633-6101 (ext. 4119) or via MD Relay Service at 1-800-735-2258.