Press Release

Maryland Department of the Environment

Media Contacts

Julie Oberg
(410) 537-3003

Chuck Gates
(410) 537-3012

MDE Lists Upcoming Public Meetings and Hearings for Coming Weeks

BALTIMORE, MD (JUNE 19, 2006) - The following is a list of upcoming public meetings and hearings related to permitting or other activities of the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE). Updated schedules will be released as necessary. Information on all public meetings, hearings and calendars are posted on MDE's website at


June 20

Subject: Public hearing regarding an application to Appropriate and Use Waters of the State #WI2005G001/01, by Thomas H. Ruark, Inc. Water to be withdrawn from two wells in the Columbia aquifer and will be used for a community supply for Nutters crossing Sections 4 & 5

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Location: Wicomico County Library, Meeting Room #1, 122 S. Division Street, Salisbury

Contact: Mark Filar, 410-537-3590


June 21

Subject: Joint public informational hearing on application received by US Army Corps of Engineers and MDE for the 120-acre Masonville Dredged Material Containment Facility proposed in the open waters of the Patapsco River in Baltimore City

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Location: Baum Auditorium Harbor Hospital, 3001 S. Hanover Street, Baltimore, Md.

Contact: Robert Cuthbertson, MDE Tidal Wetlands, 410-537-3845; Amanda Sigilito, MDE Nontidal Wetlands, 410-537-3766; Jon Romeo, COE (410) 962-6079


June 27

Subject: Public hearing regarding State Discharge Permit #04-DP-2038, Martingham Utilities Cooperative to discharge an average of 66,800 gpd of treated domestic wastewater from the Martingham Utilities WWTP, St. Michaels, to groundwater via spray irrigation

Time: 6:00 p.m.

Location: Easton Town Office, Council Meeting Room, 2nd Floor, 12 S. Harrison Street, Easton

Contact: Ching-Tzone Tien, 410-537-3662


June 28

Subject: Public informational meeting - State Board of Well Drillers to discuss regulations of well drillers and well construction matters

Time: 9:00 a.m.

Location: MDE, Terra Conference Room, 1st Floor, 1800 Washington Blvd., Baltimore

Contact: Willie Everett, 410-537-3644


June 29

Subject: Andrews AFB public meeting for the Proposed Remedial Action Plan (PRAP) for the former Brandywine DRMO site

Time: 5:30 p.m.

Location: Brandywine VFD, 14201 Brandywine Road, Brandywine

Contact: Rick Grills, 410-537-3398


Subject: APG Restoration Advisory Board (RAB), meeting (Other Edgewood Study Area)

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Location: Edgewood Senior Center, 1000 Gateway Drive, Edgewood

Contact: Harold Dye, 410-537-3343 or John Fairbank, 410-537-3475


July 5

Subject: Public informational meeting - Board of Environmental Sanitarians to discuss regulations of sanitarians and license matters

Time: 10:00 a.m.

Location: Steppingstone Museum, 461 Quaker Bottom Road, Havre de Grace

Contact: Lee Haskins, 410-537-3594


Subject: Middle Potomac Tributary Strategies Team

Time: 4:00 - 6:30 p.m.

Location: WSSC, Hocevar Building, 14501 Sweitzer Lane, Laurel

Contact: Melissa Chatham, 410-537-3937


July 6

Subject: Meeting of the Lead Poisoning Prevention Commission

Time: 9:30 a.m.

Location: MDE, Potomac Conference Room, 1800 Washington Blvd., Baltimore

Contact: Tracy Smith, 410-537-3847


July 7

Subject: Stakeholder update on House Bill 83 (2005) report on decabrominated diphenyl ethers

Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon

Location: MDE, Aeris/Aqua/Terra Conference Room, 1800 Washington Blvd., Baltimore

Contact: John Backus, 410-537-3965


July 12

Subject: Patuxent River Commission

Time: 4:00 - 6:00 PM

Location: TBA

Contact: David Seaborn, 410-537-3689


July 13

Subject: Meeting of the Controlled Hazardous Substances Advisory Council

Time: 9:00 a.m.

Location: MDE, Potomac Conference Room, 1800 Washington Blvd., Baltimore

Contact: Ed Hammerberg, 410-537-3345


Subject: Patapsco/Back River Tributary Strategies Team

Time: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Location: TBD

Contact: Scott Macomber, 410-537-3077


July 19

Subject: Response Action Plan and public informational meeting to discuss Chevron USA, Inc. excess property located at 1935 Chesapeake Avenue

Time: 6:00 p.m.

Location: Enoch Pratt Free Library, Brooklyn Branch, 300 E. Patapsco Avenue, Baltimore

Contact: Irena Rybak, 410-537-3493


July 20

Subject: Public informational meeting regarding regulations of waterworks and waste systems operators and license matters

Time: 10:00 a.m.

Location: MES, 259 Najoles Road, Millersville

Contact: Lee Haskins, 410-537-3594


Subject: Ft. George G. Meade Restoration Advisory Board (RAB) meeting

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Location: Building 1978, the DOIM, 20th Street and Route 175, Fort Meade

Contact: Andy Zarins, 410-537-3419