New Environmental MDE Regulations

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There are always updates and added information when it comes to regulations and ground water contaminations in Maryland. This information is regulated and controlled by the Maryland Department of the Environment or the MDE.  It is further codified under COMAR Title 26 . The MDE’s main content area can be found at Maryland Department of the Environment.

The Maryland General Assembly passed Senate Joint Resolution No. 25 which mandated the development of a Comprehensive Groundwater Protection Strategy for the State in 1985. The General Assembly reports on this program at least annually.  The Assembly also charged the Department of the Environment (MDE), the Department of Agriculture (MDA) and the Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) with responsibility for groundwater protection in Maryland, designated MDE as the lead agency, and required MDE to provide an annual report on the coordinated efforts by State agencies to protect and manage groundwater. However, the MDE is involved in policing and protecting the environment but is not required to litigate against these major corporations on behalf of individuals inured by contamination.  In  order to protect an individual’s rights, it is important that they consult with and hire experienced Baltimore Maryland groundwater contamination lawyers like the Law Offices of Daniel J. Miller, LLC.

A steering committee was formed by MDE, MDA and MDNR and they produced Maryland’s Comprehensive Groundwater Protection Strategy. This Strategy discussed the existing groundwater protection programs in Maryland and further established groundwater protection goals and recommendations. The Maryland Groundwater Protection Strategy is guided by the following goal: “The State of Maryland is committed to protect the physical, chemical and biological integrity of the groundwater resource, in order to protect human health and the environment, to ensure that in the future an adequate supply of the resource is available, and in all situations, to manage that resource for the greatest beneficial use of the citizens of the State.” Again, this policy and goal is not individual but rather Statewide comprehensive.  In  order to protect an individual’s rights, it is important that they consult with and hire experienced Baltimore Maryland groundwater contamination lawyers like the Law Offices of Daniel J. Miller, LLC.

There are, unfortunately, many contamination sites throughout Maryland, some of which are listed bellow.  If you or a loved one are affected by any of the contamination sites listed below, or are concerned with the potential of a new unreported leak, please contact the environmental lawyers at The Law Offices of Daniel J. Miller, L.L.C. immediately to discuss your options.

  • Fort Mead Shell Station
  • Cape St. Clair Texaco
  • H & J BP Station in Gambrills
  • Millersville Truck Stops
  • Mountain Road Chevron
  • Boston Street ExxonMobil
  • MTA Eastern Ave.
  • Midway Gas Station in Dundalk
  • Jacksonville ExxonMobil
  • Fork Citgo
  • Belko
  • Zink
  • Stebbins Burnham in Owings Mills
  • Parkton Wally’s
  • Phoenix
  • Randallstown Charlie’s
  • Suburban Propane in Reisterstown
  • Rosedale Royal Farms Station #64
  • Towson Hess
  • Hampstead Crown
  • Hampstead 7-Eleven
  • Manchester and Taneytown Sheetz
  • More to come . . .

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