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Sustainable Growth and Preservation Act of 2012, March 1st, 2012

Allows for sustainable growth by assisting local communities in moving septic growth away from areas where it will contribute to wasteful land development practices and pollution.  Creates four tiers for inclusion in local comprehensive plans to guide growth on central sewer and septic systems. This legislation was crafted with the recognition that outdated wastewater technologies  Read the Rest…

Measuring What Matters, September 21st, 2011

When it comes to measuring the economic progress we’re making as a State and as a nation, we usually rely on our nation’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP), or here in Maryland, our Gross State Product (GSP). But what if we want to measure a broader kind of progress? The progress that comes from breathing cleaner  Read the Rest…

Blue Crab Announcement, April 19th, 2011

Riva, MD As Prepared Good morning. Thank you for joining us today here on the beautiful South River. We’re excited to share our good news with all of you. To the Piera Family and everyone here at Mike’s Crab House, thank you for hosting us today. The kind of progress we’re announcing today only happens  Read the Rest…

Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays 2010 Trust Fund and Nonpoint Source Fund (2008), March 1st, 2010

Modifies the purpose of the Chesapeake Bay 2010 Trust Fund by specifying that it be used for nonpoint source pollution control projects and by expanding it to apply to the Atlantic Coastal Bays. The fund is renamed as the Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays 2010 Trust Fund. The bill generally codifies the BayStat Program and  Read the Rest…

Maryland Aquaculture Enterprise Zones (2009), March 1st, 2009

Creates the opportunity for prospective shellfish growers to establish their businesses in Maryland waters by giving the Department of Natural Resources regulatory authority to establish Aquaculture Enterprise Zones, opening areas to leasing in both the Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Coastal Bays.  The Oyster Advisory Commission and the Maryland Aquaculture Coordinating Council agree that privatization  Read the Rest…

Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays Critical Area Protection Program – Administrative and Enforcement Provisions (2008), March 1st, 2008

Alters the Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays Critical Area Protection Program to provide greater authority to the Critical Area Commission; update the basic components of the program, including the Critical Area boundary; enhance buffer and water quality protection; coordinate new development more closely with growth management policies and other environmental protection/planning processes; and strengthen enforcement and  Read the Rest…

Natural Resources – Chesapeake Bay – Oyster Restoration (2007), March 1st, 2007

Authorizes specified nonprofits to lease up to 30 acres of submerged land in Anne Arundel County for the purpose of oyster restoration and requires the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to annually publish maps and coordinates of areas closed to shellfish harvest. The legislation also modifies existing penalty provisions governing oyster poaching and establishes an Oyster Advisory  Read the Rest…

Governor-Elect O’Malley Nominates Secretaries For Planning, Natural Resources, January 16th, 2007

Hall, Griffin to Join Maryland’s Cabinet BALTIMORE, MD (January 16, 2007) – Today, Governor-elect Martin O’Malley announced the nomination of Richard E. Hall as Secretary for the Maryland Department of Planning, and John R. Griffin as Secretary of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. “Richard Hall and John Griffin are both experts in their fields,  Read the Rest…