This panel will look at two bills that passed in the last General Assembly: The Citizen Intervention Bill (HB76/SB334) expands the scope of who has standing to intervene in civil actions brought by the State in state court regarding enforcement of water pollution control or any related discharge permit, effluent limitation, or order issued by Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE). The Environmental Enforcement Reporting Act (HB204/SB324) requires MDE to keep — and make accessible to the public — electronic records of enforcement and water pollution data.
Betsy Nicholas, Executive Director, Waterkeepers Chesapeake
Holly Porter, Executive Director, Delmarva Chicken Association
Roberta (Bobbie) James, Senior Policy Analyst, Maryland Department of the Environment