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Accession Number PB2014-104279
Title Maryland Department of the Environment State Review Framework Report for Fiscal Year 2007.
Publication Date Dec 2009
Media Count 86p
Personal Author N/A
Abstract The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region III conducted the second state review of the Maryland Department of the Environments (MDE) Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act - NPDES and the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) enforcement programs using the criteria of the State Review Framework. The Region used data and reviewed files of inspections and enforcement actions from Fiscal Year 2007. The State Review Framework (SRF) is a program designed to ensure EPA conducts oversight of state compliance and enforcement programs in a nationally consistent and efficient manner. Reviews look at 12 program elements covering: data (completeness, timeliness, and quality); inspections (coverage and quality); identification of violations, enforcement actions (appropriateness and timeliness); penalties (calculation, assessment and collection); and, grant and/or PPA/PPG commitments. Reviews are conducted in three phases: analyzing information from the national data systems; reviewing a limited set of state files; and development of findings and recommendations. Considerable consultation is built into the process, to ensure EPA and the state understand the causes of issues, and to seek agreement on identifying the actions needed to address problems. The Reports generated by the reviews are designed to capture the information and agreements developed during the review process in order to facilitate program improvements. The reports are designed to provide factual information and do not make determinations of program adequacy. EPA also uses the information in the reports to draw a national picture of enforcement and compliance, and to identify any issues that require a national response. Reports are not used to compare or rank state programs.
Keywords Air pollution
Air quality
Clean Air Acts
Compliance
Conservation
Enforcement
Environmental impact
Environmental management
Environmental monitoring
Environmental protection
Inspections
Maryland
Permits
Violations
Water pollution


 
Source Agency Environmental Protection Agency Library Region 3 Philadelphia
NTIS Subject Category 68A - Air Pollution & Control
97R - Environmental Studies
91A - Environmental Management & Planning
97G - Policies, Regulations & Studies
68D - Water Pollution & Control
Corporate Author Environmental Protection Agency, Philadelphia, PA. Region III.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1411
Contract Number N/A

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