MDE’s surface water quality report available for public review, 2/13-3/26; join public meeting Mar 12, 2012

Maryland Department of the Environment prepares its 2012 Integrated Report in compliance with Clean Water Act

In compliance with Sections 303(d), 305(b), and 314 of the Clean Water Act, the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) is announcing the availability of the Draft 2012 Integrated Report (IR) of Surface Water Quality for public review and comment.  The public review period will run from February 13 to March 26, 2012. The Draft IR is  posted on MDE’s website,  click here. Hard copies of the Draft IR may be requested by calling Mr. Matthew Stover at (410) 537-3611.

The Department is hosting an informational public meeting and conference call on the IR in Baltimore at 6pm on March 12, 2012.  Any hearing impaired person may request an interpreter to be present at the meeting by giving five (5) working days notice to Matthew Stover at mstover@mde.state.md.us or by calling (410) 537- 3611. Anyone wanting to participate in this meeting via conference call should contact Matthew Stover for instructions. Given enough interest, the Department may schedule additional meetings. Comments or questions should be directed in writing to Mr. Matthew Stover MDE, Science Services Administration, 1800 Washington Blvd., Baltimore, Maryland 21230, emailed to mstover@mde.state.md.us, or faxed to the attention of Mr. Matthew Stover at 410-537-3873 on or before March 26, 2012. After addressing all comments received during the public review period, a final List will be prepared and submitted to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for approval.

Public Meeting Details

Date: March 12, 2012

Start Time: 6:00 pm

Location: MDE Headquarters

Lobby Conference Rooms (to the left after entering the front door)

1800 Washington Blvd

Baltimore, MD  21230

Parking: Red Lot, Front (south) of building

Regards,

Matthew M. Stover

Natural Resources Planner

Science Services Administration

Maryland Department of the Environment

Montgomery Park Business Center

1800 Washington Blvd, Suite 540

Baltimore, MD 21230-1718

Phone: 410-537-3611

Fax: 410-537-3998

mstover@mde.state.md.us