MDE Water Management Administration Numbers to Know

1-800-633-6101 (Business Hours)
1-866-MDE-GOTO (1-866-633-4686) (24-hour service)

Director’s Office

  • General Phone Number

    410-537-3567
  • Lynn Y. Buhl, Director

    410-537-3567
  • Ginny Kearney, Deputy Director

    410-537-3512
  • Heather Barthel, Assistant Director

    410-537-3145
  • Marya Levelev

    Chesapeake Bay Coordinator
    410-537-4029
  • Janice Outen

    Water Resource Planning Unit (Water and Sewerage Plans)
    410-537-3860

 

Compliance Program

Compliance relating to sediment and erosion control, wetlands and waterways, and many types of surface and ground water discharges.

  • General Phone Number

    410-537-3510
  • General Permit for Stormwater Associated with Construction Activity

    410-537-3019
  • NetDMR (Discharge Monitoring Reports)

    410-537-3520
  • Harry Hunsicker, Program Manager

    410-537-3626
  • Heather Nelson, Deputy Program Director

    410-537-3528
  • Sharon Talley, Chief, Enforcement Division

    410-537-3979
  • Scott Boylan, Chief, Western Division

    (Frostburg Field Office)
    301-689-1486
  • Kevin Weis, Chief, Central Division

    (Baltimore Office)
    410-537-3564
  • Paul Ferreri, Chief, Eastern Division

    (Cambridge Field Office)
    410-901-4037
  • To report sewage spills, overflows

    Daytime Working Hours: 410-537-3510
    Evenings, Weekends, Holidays: 1-866-MDE-GOTO

 

Water Supply Program

Community water systems; non-transient non-community systems, federal Safe Drinking Water Act compliance assistance and enforcement; water appropriation and use permits; regional groundwater studies.

  • General Phone Number

    410-537-3702
  • Saeid Kasraei, Program Manager

    410-537-3702
  • Vacant, Deputy Program Manager

    410-537-3702
  • John Grace, Chief

    Source Water Protection & Appropriation Division
    410-537-3714
  • Chris Nagle, Chief

    Tracking and Enforcement
    410-537-3584
  • Neil Winner, Chief

    Water System Engineering & Technical Assistance
    410-537-3706
  • Nancy Reilman, Chief

    Safe Drinking Water Act Implementation 
    410-537-3729
  • To report public drinking water emergencies

    (Day) 410-537-3706
    (Evening/Weekend/Holiday) 1-866-MDE-GOTO

 

Wastewater Permits

Surface and groundwater discharge permits; on-site well and septic systems; regional sanitarians/local health liaison re. residential sanitation programs.

  • General Phone Number

    410-537-3599
  • Ed Stone, Program Manager

    410-537-3599
  • Jay Prager, Deputy Program Manager

    Bay Restoration/On-Site Disposal Systems
    410-537-3599
  • Dr. Tien, Chief, Groundwater Permits

    Spray Irrigation, Subsurface Discharge Permits
    410-537-3662
  • Naomi Howell, Chief

    On-Site Well and Septic Systems/
    Liaison with Local Health on Residential Wells and Septics
    410-537-4156 or 443-829-9434
  • Curt Dalton, Chief

    Biomonitoring, Pretreatment and Technical Services
    410-537-3672
  • Dr. Yen-Der Cheng, Chief

    Municipal Permits
    (NPDES Permits, Renewals, Modifications)
    410-537-3363
  • Michael Richardson, Chief

    Industrial & General Permits
    (NPDES Permits, Renewals, Modifications)
    410-537-3654
  • Michael Mayenschein

    Pretreatment
    410-537-3629

 

Wetlands and Waterways Program

Nontidal Wetland Authorizations (Letters of Authorization and Permits), Waterway Construction Permits, Section 401 Water Quality Certifications

  • General Phone Number

    410-537-3745
  • Denise Keehner, Program Manager

    410-537-3745
  • Elder Ghigiarelli, Acting Program Manager

    410-537-3745
  • Amanda Sigillito, Chief

    Nontidal Wetlands &Waterways Division
    410-537-3766
  • Sean McKewen, Chief

    Western Maryland Section
    Nontidal Wetlands & Waterways Division
    301-689-8150
  • Jeff Thompson, Chief

    Central Maryland Section
    410-537-3789
  • Steve Dawson

    Eastern Maryland Section
    410-543-6703
  • Andrew May, Chief

    Tidal Wetlands Division
    410-537-3522
  • Jonathan Stewart

    Eastern Maryland Section
    410-537-3059
  • Vacant, Chief

    Western Maryland Section
    410-537-3838
  • Bill Seiger, Chief

    Waterway Construction Division
    410-537-3821
  • Dave Guignet, Chief

    Regulatory Services
    410-537-3752
  • Andi Cunabaugh, Chief

    Application Coordination Section
    410-537-3752

 

Sediment, Stormwater and Dam Safety

Sediment control, dam safety, stormwater management and Municipal Stormwater Permits (MS4 permits).

  • General Phone Number

    410-537-3543
  • Brian Clevenger, Program Manager

    410-537-3554
  • Jennifer Smith, Deputy Program Manager

    410-537-3561
  • Amanda Malcolm, Chief

    Sediment and Stormwater Plan Review Division
    410-537-3551
  • Ray Bahr, Chief

    Program Review Division
    410-537-3545
  • Hal Van Aller, Chief

    Dam Safety Division
    410-537-3653

 

Environmental Boards

  • Board of Waterworks and Waste Systems Operators

    410-537-3167
  • Board of Well Drillers

    410-537-3644
  • Board of Marine Contractors

    Tom Blair, Administrator
    410-537-3527

 

 

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