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DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT

DEFUNCT AGENCIES


ADMINISTRATIVE & EMPLOYEE SERVICES ADMINISTRATION
Renamed Administrative Services Administration in Feb. 2007.

ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES ADMINISTRATION
Renamed Operational Services Administration in July 2011.

AGGREGATES MINING ADVISORY COUNCIL
Appointed by Governor:
Samuel Christine, Chair (chosen by Council, 2-year term)
David G. Bourdon; Jon Brentlinger; Scott L. McCaleb; Timothy J. Schmidt; Jim E. Slater, Jr.

Ex officio: Jane T. Nishida, Secretary of the Environment

Under Mining Program, Aggregates Mining Advisory Council was formed by Governor in 1995 (Executive Order 01.01.1995.16). Council advised Secretary of Environment on regulating mining of aggregates, mineral materials used to make concrete.

Council's six members appointed by Governor, who named chair from three members representing aggregates mining industry.

Last met in 2002.

AIR MONITORING & DATA MANAGEMENT PROGRAM
Under Air and Radiation Management Administration, merged with Air Quality Planning Program to form Air Quality Planning and Data Analysis Program on July 1, 2002.

AIR MONITORING & INFORMATION SYSTEMS PROGRAM
Under Air and Radiation Management Administration, renamed Air Monitoring and Data Management Program in Jan. 2000.

AIR QUALITY PLANNING & DATA ANALYSIS PROGRAM
Under Air and Radiation Management Administration, renamed Air Quality Planning and Monitoring in Aug. 2003.

AIR QUALITY PLANNING & MONITORING PROGRAM
Under Air and Radiation Management Administration, split into Air Quality Planning Program and Air Monitoring Program in Aug. 2005.

AIR QUALITY PLANNING PROGRAM
Under Air and Radiation Management Administration, merged with Air Monitoring and Data Management Program to form Air Quality Planning and Data Analysis Program on July 1, 2002.

AMBIENT AIR MONITORING DIVISION
Under Air Quality Planning and Monitoring Program of Air and Radiation Management Administration, functions absorbed by new Air Monitoring Program in Aug. 2005.

ASBESTOS & INDUSTRIAL HYGIENE PROGRAM
Under Air and Radiation Management Administration, functions absorbed by Air Quality Compliance Program in July 2004.

ATTAINMENT PLAN TASK FORCE
Staff: Randy E. Mosier (410) 537-4488; e-mail:
rmosier@mde.state.md.us

David Arnold; Harvey S. Bloom; Nathaniel Bottigheimer; David Brownlee; William A. Butler; James Clarke; Drew Cobbs; Joseph W. Colden; Deborah DeYoung; Cabrina Dembow; Thomas E. Dernoga; Maureen C. Edwards, M.D.; Andrew Fellows; Craig Forrest; Stuart A. Freudberg; Barbara A. Frush; Stephen T. Goodrich; Paula C. Hollinger; Beth Kahr; Mark Keeley; Brigid E. Kenney, Esq.; Roy Littlefield; Peter Maciejewski; Maggie L. McIntosh; Wesley McNealy; Phil Mendelson; Amy G. Moredock; Makebe Morris; Gail W. Owings; Theresa M. Pierno; Dan Pontius; John Quinn; Joan Rohlfs; Joseph E. Schindler; Carol Schwartz; Howard Simons; Leslie E. Sipes-Pachol; David M. Sitko; Gregory I. Snook; Cynthia Stahl; Denise Stranko; Reider White; Tammy Williams; David L. Winstead; Steve Wise.

Convened in 1997 by Secretary of the Environment, Attainment Plan Task Force continued work of 15-Percent Plan Task Force, which submitted its final report in January 1996. To attain federal clean air standards for ground-level ozone reduction in Maryland, 15-Percent Plan Task Force recommended emission control strategies to Department.

Attainment Plan Task Force helped develop an attainment plan submitted to federal Environmental Protection Agency in April 1998, and supplemental plan of Sept. 1998. To attain an 8-hour ozone standard in Baltimore area, Task Force then focused on cost-effective and innovative clean-air strategies.

Representatives of State and local governments, industry, and the environmental community comprised Task Force, which last met in Aug. 2004.

BACTERIOLOGICAL ASSESSMENTS SECTION
Under Science Services Administration as part of Environmental Assessment and Standards Program.

BROWNFIELDS & VOLUNTARY CLEAN-UP DIVISION
Under Land Management Administration as part of Land Restoration Program, renamed Voluntary Clean-Up Division.

BUSINESS OPERATIONS
Business Operations organized as Operations in April 2003, when Assistant Secretary for Operations became responsible for Administrative and Employee Services Administration, and Office of Information Management and Technology. Office was renamed Business Operations in 2004. Business Operations also oversaw Office of Fair Practice and, from June 2004 to Feb. 2007, Office of Human Resources.

CAPITAL PROJECTS PROGRAM
Under Water Management Administration, reorganized as Water Quality Infrastructure Program in 1996.

CHEMICAL ASSESSMENTS SECTION
Under Science Services Administration as part of Environmental Assessment and Standards Program.

COMBUSTION & METALLURGICAL DIVISION
Under Air and Radiation Management Administration, renamed Industrial Compliance Division within Air Quality Compliance Program in Dec. 1999.

COMPLIANCE & REMEDIATION DIVISION
Under Waste Management Administration, reorganized in 2004 within Oil Control Program into two divisions: Compliance, and Remediation.

COMPLIANCE ENFORCEMENT & DATA MANAGEMENT DIVISION
Under Land Management Administration as part of Solid Waste Program, reformed as Compliance Division.

COMPOSTING WORK GROUP
Staff: Hilary D. Miller (410) 537-3314; e-mail:
hilary.miller@maryland.gov

Appointed by Secretary of the Environment: Laura Bankey; Vinnie Bevivino; Donald Birnesser; Warren R. Bontoyan; Craig Coker; Jeremy Criss; Denice Curry; Jeffrey Dannis; Philip Davidson; Benny Erez; C. Robert Ernst; Gemma Evans; Gary K. Felton, Ph.D.; Justin Garrity; Maclane Gibson; Michael Guiranna; Philip Harris; Carol A. Holko; Pamela M. Kasemeyer, Esq.; Andrew Kays; Ricard Keller; Keith Lasoya; Chaz Miller; Hilary D. Miller; Patricia D. Millner, Ph.D.; Delores Milmoe; Heather R. Mizeur; Melissa Pennington; Brenda Platt; Alan Pultyniewicz; Charles Reighart; Marilyn Rybak; Thomas G. Sprehe; William Teter; Evelyn Tomlin; Michael Toole; Michael Virga; Jessica Weiss; Harold Wiggins; James Wood.

Department of the Environment convened Composting Work Group in May 2012 to assist Department in its study of composting in Maryland and in formulating recommendations on facilitating composting in State. Study and resulting findings and recommendations were required by Chapter 363, Acts of 2011.

Work Group reported to General Assembly in Jan. 2013.

COMPUTER MODELING & INFORMATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS PROGRAM
Under Technical and Regulatory Services Administration, functions split between Computer Modeling Program and Office of Information Management and Technology in July 1999.

COMPUTER MODELING PROGRAM
Under Technical and Regulatory Services Administration, restructured as TMDL Technical Development Program in Feb. 2004.

DATA MANAGEMENT SECTION
Under Science Services Administration as part of Environmental Assessment and Standards Program.

DESIGN & CERTIFICATION DIVISION
Under Solid Waste Program of Land Management Administration, renamed Nutrient Resources Division and transferred to Waste Diversion and Utilization Program in July 2011.

ECOLOGICAL ASSESSMENT DIVISION
Under Technical and Regulatory Services Administration, renamed Biological Assessments Division in Feb. 2004.

EMERGENCY OPERATIONS & TECHNICAL SUPPORT PROGRAM
Under Technical and Regulatory Services Administration, renamed Emergency Operations Program in 1998.

EMERGENCY OPERATIONS PROGRAM
Under Technical and Regulatory Services Administration, reorganized as Environmental and Emergency Planning Program in July 1999.

EMERGENCY RESPONSE & NUCLEAR PLANNING PROGRAM
Renamed Emergency Response Program in Feb. 2007.

EMERGENCY RESPONSE & PLANNING PROGRAM
Under Technical and Regulatory Services Administration, renamed Emergency Response and Nuclear Planning Program in March 2005 to more accurately reflect function.

EMERGENCY RESPONSE PROGRAM
Under Emergency Preparedness and Planning Program, functions consolidated into Emergency Response Division in July 2014.

ENVIRONMENTAL & EMERGENCY PLANNING PROGRAM
Under Technical and Regulatory Services Administration, renamed Environmental Planning and Analysis Division in Jan. 2001.

ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT & PLANNING PROGRAM
Under Technical and Regulatory Services Administration, renamed Environmental Assessment and Standards Program in March 2005.

ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT & STANDARDS PROGRAM
Formerly under Technical and Regulatory Services Administration, renamed Environmental Assessment Program under Science Services Administration in Feb. 2007.

ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH & RISK ASSESSMENT PROGRAM
Under Technical and Regulatory Services Administration, most functions assumed by Environmental Assessment and Planning Program in Feb. 2004.

ENVIRONMENTAL LEAD DIVISION
Under Waste Management Administration, reorganized and functions split between Lead Accreditation and Oversight Division and Lead Enforcement Division in Sept. 2000.

ENVIRONMENTAL NOISE ADVISORY COUNCIL
Staff: George H. Harman (410) 537-3856; e-mail:
gharman@mde.state.md.us

Appointed by Secretary of the Environment to 5-year terms:
George Luz, Ph.D., Chair
Nancy Benner; Jerrie Cherry, M.D.; Michael Powell, Esq.; Fred Schmitz, Ph.D.; four vacancies.

Appointed by Senate President (nonvoting): John C. Astle

Appointed by House Speaker (nonvoting): J. B. Jennings

Environmental Noise Advisory Council advised Department on environmental noise standards and sound level limits. Council began in 1973 as Noise Pollution Control Advisory Council (Chapter 709, Acts of 1973). It was renamed Environmental Noise Advisory Council in 1974 (Chapter 287, Acts of 1974). Formerly under Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Council became part of Department of the Environment in 1987 (Chapter 306, Acts of 1987). After being inactive for nearly a decade, Council was re-activated in Dec. 2000 to address needed changes in regulations governing noise pollution.

Eleven members comprised Council. Nine were appointed by Secretary of Environment for five-year terms. Two ex officio members include one senator named by Senate President, and one delegate chosen by House Speaker (Code Environment Article, secs. 3-201 through 3-205).

Due to funding cuts, Council last met in May 2005. Council abolished by Chapter 360, Acts of 2012, effective Oct. 1, 2012.

ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNING & ANALYSIS PROGRAM
Under Technical and Regulatory Services Administration, restructured as Environmental Assessment and Planning Program in Feb. 2004.

ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNING & OUTREACH DIVISION
Under Technical and Regulatory Services Administration, reorganized as Outreach and Coordination Division in Feb. 2004.

ENVIRONMENTAL RESTORATION & REDEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
Under Waste Management Administration, renamed Land Restoration Program in March 2007.

ENVIRONMENTAL RISK ASSESSMENT PROGRAM
Under Technical and Regulatory Services Administration, reorganized as Environmental Health and Risk Assessment Program in July 1999.

FEDERAL & NATIONAL PRIORITIES LIST (NPL) SUPERFUND DIVISION
Under Land Management Administration as part of Land Restoration Program, reformed as Federal Installation Restoration Division.

FEDERAL FACILITIES DIVISION
Under Land Management Administration as part of Land Restoration Program.

FIELD OPERATIONS & PROJECTS DIVISION
Under Land Management Administration as part of Solid Waste Program, reorganized as Solid Waste Operations Division.

FIELD OPERATIONS PROGRAM
Under Technical and Regulatory Services Administration, restructured as Emergency Response and Planning Program in Feb. 2003.

FLOOD HAZARDOUS MITIGATION DIVISION
Under Technical and Regulatory Services Administration, functions transferred to Wetlands and Waterways Program under Water Management Administration in Feb. 2004.

GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS & COMPUTER MODELING DIVISION
Under Technical and Regulatory Services Administration, reorganized in 1998 as two divisions: Computer Modeling, and Geographic Information Systems.

HAZARD MITIGATION, FLOOD, & RIGHT-TO-KNOW DIVISION
Under Technical and Regulatory Services Administration, renamed Flood Hazardous Mitigation and Right-to-Know Division in Jan. 2001.

HAZARDOUS WASTE FACILITIES SITING BOARD
Under Waste Management Administration, last met in 1995.

HAZARDOUS WASTE PROGRAM
In 1977, Hazardous Waste Program formed as Toxic Substances Control Program under Environmental Health Administration of Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Duties of Program were assigned to Waste Management and Enforcement Program by 1980 and to Waste Management Administration of Department of Health and Mental Hygiene by 1982. They transferred to Department of Environment in 1987.

Under Land Management Administration, Hazardous Waste Program issued permits to and certified all who generate, treat, store, dispose of, or transport hazardous waste in State. Program certified haulers of hazardous waste and drivers of vehicles that transport hazardous waste. In 1993, Program became responsible statewide for managing generation, storage, and removal for disposal of low-level nuclear waste.

Three divisions constituted Program: Hazardous Waste Compliance; Regulations and Permitting; and Tracking and Hazardous Materials Transportation.

Functions dispersed to other programs in July 2011.

IMPLEMENTATION & RESTORATION PROGRAM
Formerly under Technical and Regulatory Services Administration, renamed Water Quality Restoration and Protection Program under Science Services Administration in Feb. 2007.

INDUSTRIAL HYGIENE DIVISION
In 1989, Industrial Hygiene Division began as Industrial Operations Program under Toxics, Environmental Science and Health Administration of Department of the Environment. Program reorganized into a division under Air and Radiation Management Administration in 1992 and was renamed Industrial Hygiene Division in 1993.

In July 2004, Division functions were taken over by Asbestos Division.

INFORMATION & COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS DIVISION
Under Administrative and Employee Services Administration, reorganized as Office of Information Management and Technology and moved to Technical and Regulatory Services Administration in July 1999.

INSPECTION & COMPLIANCE PROGRAM
Under Water Management Administration, reorganized in 1996 as Office of Compliance Policy and Management.

INTERAGENCY NOISE CONTROL ADVISORY COMMITTEE
(410) 537-3856

George H. Harman, Chair (chosen by Secretary of the Environment)

Appointed by Governor: Jesse D. Heier

Appointed by Secretary of Business & Economic Development: one vacancy

Appointed by Secretary of Health & Mental Hygiene: David Roberts

Appointed by Secretary of Labor, Licensing, & Regulation: William Grabau

Appointed by Secretary of Natural Resources: Lt. Col. John F. Sherbert

Appointed by Secretary of Planning: one vacancy

Appointed by Secretary of Transportation: Kenneth D. Polcak

In 1974, Interagency Noise Control Committee was created under Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (Chapter 287, Acts of 1974). Committee transferred to Department of the Environment in 1987 (Chapter 306, Acts of 1987). Although inactive for most of 1990s, Committee resumed meeting from 2000 to May 2005.

From those State agencies responsible for developing, adopting, or enforcing any noise control rule or regulation, Committee received reports. It reviewed State noise control rules and regulations; evaluated existing efforts to comply with standards; and recommended new or revised noise control rules, regulations, or legislation.

Committee consisted of a member of Governor's executive staff, appointed by Governor; and representatives from following executive departments, appointed by their respective secretaries: Business and Economic Development; Environment; Health and Mental Hygiene; Labor, Licensing, and Regulation; Natural Resources; Planning; and Transportation. Member appointed by Secretary of the Environment served as chair (Code Environment Article, secs. 3-301 through 3-304).

Abolished effective Oct. 1, 2012 (Chapter 360, Acts of 2012).

LEAD ACCREDITATION & OVERSIGHT DIVISION
Under Land Management Administration and as part of Lead Poisoning Prevention Program, merged with Lead Enforcement Division to form Lead Compliance and Accreditation Division in July 2010.

LEAD COORDINATION DIVISION
Under Waste Management Administration, renamed Lead Surveillance and Health in Sept. 2000.

LEAD ENFORCEMENT DIVISION
Under Land Management Administration and as part of Lead Poisoning Prevention Program, merged with Lead Accreditation and Oversight Division to form Lead Compliance and Accreditation Division in July 2010.

LEAD POISONING PREVENTION STUDY GROUP
Staff: Alvin L. Bowles (410) 537-3441; e-mail: abowles@mde.state.md.us

Appointed by Senate President: Lisa A. Gladden; Nancy Jacobs.

Appointed by House Speaker: Doyle L. Niemann; Wayne H. Norman; Nathaniel T. Oaks.

Appointed by Secretary of the Environment: Genevieve Birkby; Bruce Campbell; William Castelli; Patrick Connor; Carolyn Cook; Maura Dwyer; Olivia D. Farrow, Esq.; Lesa N. Hoover, Esq.; Kathy Howard; Jeff Hutter; Edward G. Landon; Patricia L. McLaine; Clifford S. Mitchell, M.D.; Ruth Ann Norton; Alfred Singer; Mary Snyder-Vogel; Wesley Stewart; Horacio A. Tablada.

Secretary of the Environment convened Lead Poisoning Prevention Study Group in July 2011. Study Group evaluated issues relevant for reducing lead poisoning, including current data, data collection methods, education and outreach, expanding applicability of current law, and long-term funding for lead poisoning prevention.

On Dec. 31, 2011, Department reported Study Group's findings to General Assembly (Chapter 610, Acts of 2011).

LIBRARY SERVICES DIVISION
Under Administrative and Employee Services Administration, phased out in July 2003.

MARYLAND RECYCLING ADVISORY GROUP
Under Waste Management Administration, completed its work in 1997.

MONITORING PROGRAM
Formerly under Technical and Regulatory Services Administration, renamed Water Quality Monitoring Program under Science Services Administration in Feb. 2007.

MULTI-MEDIA ANALYSIS DIVISION
Under Technical and Regulatory Services Administration, abolished in 1998.

NATURAL HAZARD MITIGATION & EMERGENCY PLANNING DIVISION
Under Technical and Regulatory Services Administration, renamed Hazard Mitigation and Emergency Planning Division within Emergency Operations and Technical Support Program in 1996.

NEWSPRINT RECYCLING BOARD
Under Waste Management Administration, last met in 1995.

NONPOINT-SOURCE PERMITS PROGRAM
Under Water Management Administration, renamed Nonpoint-Source Program in 1997.

NONPOINT-SOURCE PROGRAM
Under Water Management Administration, renamed Sediment, Stormwater and Dam Safety Program in Feb. 2007.

NUCLEAR EMERGENCY DIVISION
Under Technical and Regulatory Services Administration, renamed Nuclear Emergency Planning and Noise Division in 1998.

NUCLEAR EMERGENCY PLANNING & NOISE DIVISION
Under Technical and Regulatory Services Administration, functions reassigned to Emergency Response Division of Field Operations Program, and Flood Hazardous Mitigation and Right-to-Know Division of Environmental Planning and Analysis Program in Jan. 2001.

OFFICE OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES
Under Air and Radiation Management Administration, renamed Office of Operations, Services, and Administration in Jan. 2001.

OFFICE OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES
Under Water Management Administration, reorganized as Office of Operational Services and Administration, effective Sept. 1, 1997.

OFFICE OF BUDGET
Renamed Office of Budget and Financing in Feb. 2007.

OFFICE OF BUDGET & FINANCE
Reorganized as Office of Budget and Infrastructure Finance in July 2009.

OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS
Under Office of Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs, renamed Office of Communications and Digital Strategy in Jan. 2013.

OFFICE OF COMPLIANCE POLICY & MANAGEMENT
Under Water Management Administration, reformed as Compliance Program in March 2007.

OFFICE OF FAIR PRACTICES
Under Operations and Regulatory Programs, restructured as Office of Equal Employment Opportunity Programs in Oct. 2012.

OFFICE OF INTERNATIONAL & SPECIAL PROJECTS
Under Policy, Community Relations, and Outreach, reorganized in June 2006 as Office of Education and International Outreach.

OFFICE OF LEGISLATION & POLICY
Reorganized as Office of Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs in Sept. 2011.

OFFICE OF LEGISLATIVE AFFAIRS
Reformed as Office of Legislation and Policy in Feb. 2007.

OFFICE OF PERMITTING & CUSTOMER SERVICE
Office of Permitting and Customer Services began as Office of Special Programs in April 2003. Formerly under Office of Secretary, Special Programs moved under Programs in Jan. 2004; under Policy, Community Relations, and Outreach in June 2004; and under Assistant Secretary in Feb. 2007.

This office formerly oversaw Environmental Permits Service Center. Both were phased out in July 2009.

OFFICE OF PLANNING
Functions transferred to Deputy Secretary for Policy and Planning in Sept. 2011.

OFFICE OF PLANNING, FISCAL & SUPPORT SERVICES
Under Technical and Regulatory Services Administration, reorganized as Office of Information Management and Technology in July 1999.

OFFICE OF PLANNING, RECYCLING & OUTREACH SERVICES
Under Waste Management Administration, renamed Planning, Recycling and Outreach Program in July 1999.

OFFICE OF PLANNING & OUTREACH SERVICES
Under Waste Management Administration, renamed Office of Planning, Recycling and Outreach Services in Aug. 1999.

OFFICE OF PLANNING & PROJECT DEVELOPMENT
Under Operational Services Administration, functions dispersed to other offices in Oct. 2013.

OFFICE OF PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT & BUSINESS SERVICES
Under Water Management Administration, abolished in July 1998.

OFFICE OF RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
Under Waste Management Administration, functions absorbed within Oil Control Program by Permits and Support Division in 2004.

OFFICE OF SPECIAL PROGRAMS
Renamed Permitting and Customer Services in Feb. 2007.

OPERATIONS
Renamed Business Operations in 2004.

OPERATIONS & REGULATORY PROGRAMS
Headed by a Deputy Secretary, renamed Operations in May 2015.

OUTREACH & COORDINATION DIVISION
Under Science Services Division, functions absorbed by other divisions of TMDL Technical Development Program in 2012.

PERMITS & UNDERGROUND STORAGE-TANK LOAN DIVISION
Under Waste Management Administration, renamed Permits and Support Division within Oil Control Program in April 1997.

PERSONNEL SERVICES DIVISION
Under Administrative and Employee Services Administration, reorganized as Office of Human Resources and moved to Operations in June 2004.

PIER TASK FORCE
Staff: Robert P. Rushlow (410) 537-4023; e-mail:
rrushlow@mde.state.md.us

Appointed by Secretary of the Environment:
Gary T. Setzer, Chair
Pamela G. Beidle; Kim L. Coble; Robert P. Gaudette; Margaret G. McHale, Esq.; Richard W. Meehan; Michele Merkel; Susan Mitchell; Doldon W. Moore, Jr.; John Nichols; Gail W. Owings; Margaret B. Podlich; Edward R. Reilly; William P. Seib; Lawrence R. Tom; Edward A. Tudor; Brandon S. Weems; Rob Welsh; Susan K. Zellers.

In April 2009, Department convened Pier Task Force to review Maryland laws, regulations, and policy on residential pier construction to determine whether they need to be revised. Task Force considered length of piers over open water; length and height of piers over marshes and related ecological issues; and use of mooring buoys in place of piers. Also under consideration were dredging and its impact on submerged aquatic vegetation; competing recreational uses for waterways; limiting access; waterfront aesthetics; and construction methodology.

Last met in Jan. 2010.

PLANNING, RECYCLING & OUTREACH PROGRAM
Under Waste Management Administration, renamed Recycling, Marketing, and Operations Program in Aug. 2003.

PLANNING & RECYCLING DIVISION
Under Waste Management Administration, reorganized within Recycling, Marketing and Operations Program as Recycling and Marketing Division in Jan. 2004.

POLICY & PLANNING
Headed by a Deputy Secretary, renamed Regulatory Programs and Policy in May 2015.

POLICY COORDINATION
Under Office of Secretary, phased out in Dec. 2002.

PROGRAM PLANNING & REGULATIONS COORDINATION SECTION
Under Technical and Regulatory Services Administration, functions absorbed by Office of Planning, Fiscal and Support Services in Dec. 1996.

PROGRAMS
Renamed Policy, Community Relations, and Outreach in June 2004.

PUBLIC DRINKING WATER PROGRAM
Under Water Management Administration, renamed Water Supply Program in July 1999.

PUBLIC INFORMATION & COMMUNITY ASSISTANCE
Renamed Office of Communications in 1996.

PUBLIC INFORMATION & OUTREACH SERVICES DIVISION
Under Waste Management Administration, functions dispersed to other units within Recycling, Marketing and Operations Program in Jan. 2004.

QUALITY ASSURANCE INFORMATION SYSTEMS DIVISION
Under Air and Radiation Management Administration, renamed Quality Assurance and Data Management Division in Jan. 2000.

RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS LICENSING, COMPLIANCE & SAFEGUARDS DIVISION
Under Air and Radiation Management Administration, renamed Radioactive Materials Licensing and Compliance Division in Jan. 1997.

RECYCLING, MARKETING & OPERATIONS PROGRAM
Under Waste Management Administration, reorganized as Recycling and Operations Program in March 2005.

RECYCLING & OPERATIONS PROGRAM
Under Land Management Program, restructured as Waste Diversion and Utilization Program in Aug. 2011.

RECYCLING SERVICES DIVISION
Under Waste Management Administration, functions taken over by Office of Planning, Recycling, and Outreach Services in Aug. 1999.

REGIONAL MANAGEMENT COORDINATION
Under Recycling and Operations Program of Waste Management Administration, Eastern Shore and Western Maryland regional offices closed due to budget constraints in May 2006.

REGULATORY & TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
Under Waste Management Administration, reorganized as Lead Poisoning Prevention Program in Sept. 2000

REGULATORY DEVELOPMENT & REVIEW DIVISION
Under Waste Management Administration, functions dispersed to Hazardous Waste Program and Planning, Recycling, and Outreach Program in Sept. 2000.

SAFETY SERVICES & FACILITIES MANAGEMENT DIVISION
Under Administrative and Employee Services Administration, incorporated into Central Services Division in Dec. 2003.

SCRAP TIRE DIVISION
Under Waste Management Administration, functions dispersed to Design and Certification Division, and Compliance Enforcement and Data Management Division in Oct. 2000.

SHELLFISH CERTIFICATION DIVISION
Under Technical and Regulatory Services Administration, reorganized as Bacteriological Assessments Division in Feb. 2004.

SITE ASSESSMENT & STATE SUPERFUND DIVISION
Under Land Management Administration as part of Land Restoration Program, reorganized as State Assessment and Remediation Division.

SMART GROWTH & ENVIRONMENTAL RESTORATION DIVISION
In May 2002, its functions transferred to Director of Policy and Management within Office of Secretary.

SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT STUDY GROUP
Staff: Hilary D. Miller (410) 537-3314; e-mail:
hmiller@mde.state.md.us

At request of General Assembly, Secretary of Environment convened Solid Waste Management Study Group in Oct. 2010, to help Department evaluate solid waste management processes for reducing solid waste stream through recycling and source reduction (Chapter 719, Acts of 2010).

Work Group reported its findings to General Assembly in Dec. 2011.

SOURCE PROTECTION & COMPLIANCE DIVISION
Under Water Management Administration, renamed Source Protection and Administration Division within Public Drinking Water Program in 1996.

SPECIAL INVESTIGATIONS & SITE ASSESSMENT DIVISION
Under Technical and Regulatory Services Administration, renamed Fishkill Investigation Section within Emergency Operations Program in 1998.

STATE BOARD OF ENVIRONMENTAL SANITARIANS
Under Water Management Administration, transferred to Department of Health and Mental Hygiene as State Board of Environmental Health Specialists effective July 1, 2012 (Chapter 667, Acts of 2012).

SURFACE WATER INVESTIGATION SECTION
Under Technical and Regulatory Services Administration, reorganized as Intensive Survey Section of Water Quality Monitoring Division under Field Operations Program in July 2000.

SURVEILLANCE & TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE DIVISION
Under Technical and Regulatory Services Administration, renamed Engineering and Technical Assistance Division within Public Drinking Water Program in 1996.

TECHNICAL & REGULATORY SERVICES ADMINISTRATION
Restructured as Science Services Administration in Feb. 2007.

TRACKING & HAZARDOUS MATERIALS TRANSPORTATION DIVISION
Under Hazardous Waste Management Administration, Tracking and Hazardous Materials Transportation Division organized as Toxics Information and Operations Center. It reorganized as Toxics Registries and Analysis Program in 1989, Toxic Registries Division of Hazardous Waste Program in 1992, and Tracking and Toxics Inventory Division in 1993. Division reformed as Tracking and Hazardous Materials Transportation Division in 1995.

Under federal Superfund Amendment and Reauthorization Act, Division received and stored information about use of toxics by industry. Division served as a central repository for this data which Maryland counties use to develop emergency response plans.

Ecological effects of toxics, primarily on aquatic environment, were assessed by Division. These assessments were used by Department and local agencies. In addition, Division assisted Department of State Police and Department of Transportation with commercial vehicle safety and transport of hazardous materials.

WASTE MANAGEMENT ADMINISTRATION
In July 2009, renamed Land Management Administration.

WASTEWATER DISCHARGE PERMITS DIVISION
Under Water Management Administration, abolished in 1996.

WATER & WASTEWATER ENGINEERING PROGRAM
Under Water Management Administration, abolished in 1996.

WATER & WASTEWATER PERMITS PROGRAM
Under Water Management Administration, reorganized as Wastewater Permits Program in July 1999.

WATER POLICY & SECURITY DIVISION
Under Water Supply Program, functions moved to Source Protection and Appropriation Division in 2009 reorganization.

WATER QUALITY INFRASTRUCTURE PROGRAM
Under Office of Budget and Finance, restructured as Engineering and Capital Projects Program in July 2009.

WATER QUALITY MONITORING PROGRAM
Under Science Services Administration, renamed Field Services Program in Aug. 2007.

WATER RIGHTS DIVISION
Under Water Supply Program, restructured as Source Protection and Appropriation Division in Feb. 2004.

WATERSHED MODELING DIVISION
Under Technical and Regulatory Services Administration, renamed Watershed and Nontidal Modeling Division in Feb. 2004.

WATERSHED PLANNING DIVISION
Under Technical and Regulatory Services Administration, renamed Environmental Planning and Outreach Division in Jan. 2001.

WETLANDS & WATERWAYS PROGRAM FUNDING WORK GROUP
Appointed by Secretary of Environment: Heather W. Barthel; William Castelli, Esq.; Todd R. Chason, Esq.; Candace L. Donoho; William C. Ferguson IV; Cristen C. Flynn; Barbara A. Frush; Ronald A. George; James L. Hearn; Patrick N. Hogan; Lynn C. Hoot; J. B. Jennings; Virginia F. Kearny; Kevin Kelly; Leslie Knapp, Jr.; Jenny Levin; Kathleen M. Maloney; Margaret G. McHale, Esq.; Doldon W. Moore, Jr.; Ryan M. Necessary; Ronald Nelson; John A. Olszewski, Jr.; Spencer Rowe; Jay G. Gakai; Rob Schnabel; Gary T. Setzer; Robert M. Summers, Ph.D.; David R. Thomey; Brandon S. Weems; Susan K. Zellers.

In July 2008, Wetlands and Waterways Program Fund was established (Chapter 142, Acts of 2008). Through fees for permits, and licences, Department uses Fund to manage, conserve, restore, and protect State's wetlands and waterways. By Jan. 1, 2011, Department was to convene Work Group to evaluate usefulness of Fund; and whether Fund improved service levels within Program.

In Dec. 2011, Department reported Work Group's findings to Legislative Policy Committee; Senate Education, Health and Environmental Affairs Committee; and House Environmental Matters Committee.

WORK GROUP TO REVIEW & ASSESS LONG-TERM FUNDING NEEDS OF STATE OIL POLLUTION PROGRAMS (2010)
Appointed by Secretary of Environment:
Horacio A. Tablada, Chair (410) 537-3304
Heather W. Barthel; Drew Cobb; Peter Horrigan; Cynthia Keller; Christopher H. Ralston; Terri A. Wilson.

At request of General Assembly, Secretary of Environment convened Work Group to Review and Assess Long-Term Funding Needs of State Oil Pollution Programs in July 2010 (Chapter 377, Acts of 2010).

On Dec. 31, 2012, Department reported Work Group's findings to Legislative Policy Committee; Senate Education, Health and Environmental Affairs Committee; Senate Finance Committee; and House Environmental Matters Committee.

WORK GROUP TO REVIEW & ASSESS LONG-TERM FUNDING NEEDS OF STATE OIL POLLUTION PROGRAMS (2013)
Appointed by Secretary of Environment:
Horacio A. Tablada, Chair
Heather W. Barthel; Drew Cobb; Jeffrey Fretwell; Peter Horrigan; Cynthia Keller; Hilary D. Miller; Rebecca Mules; Lisa Nissley; Christopher H. Ralston; Megan Ulrich; Ellen Valentino; Terri A. Wilson.

In June 2013, Secretary of the Environment convened Work Group (Chapter 425, Acts of 2013).

In April 2014, Department reported Work Group's findings to Governor and General Assembly.

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