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Maryland Manual, 1983-84
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Mental Hygiene, Natural Resources, Agriculture,
Licensing and Regulation, Transportation, State
Planning, Economic and Community Develop-
ment, the State Fire Marshal, the Maryland State
Police, the State Emergency Management and
Civil Defense Agency, the AFL-CIO, the Mary-
land Chamber of Commerce, The Johns Hopkins
University Medical Institutions, the University of
Maryland Medical Institutions, and any other
private or governmental entity that the Governor
deems appropriate.

The Council reports to the Governor and the
General Assembly annually (Code Health-Envi-
ronmental Article, Title 6, Subtitle 1).


William M. Eichbaum, Assistant Secretary

201 W. Preston Street
Baltimore 21201 Telephone: 383-7328

All major environmental programs in Mary-
land have been reorganized pursuant to the Gov-
ernor's Executive Order 01.01.1980.04, approved
by the 1980 session of the General Assembly,
into the Department of Health and Mental Hy-
giene under the Assistant Secretariat for Environ-
mental Programs.

The mission of the Assistant Secretariat is to
foster and protect the public health and well-be-
ing by providing an environment free of the
uncontrolled release or disposal of toxic, hazard-
ous, or undesirable substances or emissions, and
by affording the consumer safe and wholesome
food, drugs, and other consumable products. In
order to pursue these goals, the Assistant Secre-
tariat is organized into three support units and
four major programs. The support units are Ad-
ministrative Services, Planning and Analysis, and
Science and Health Advisory. The major pro-
grams are Air Management Administration,
Community Health Program, Water Management
Administration, and Waste Management Admin-


George P. Ferreri, Director

201 W. Preston Street
Baltimore 21201 Telephone: 383-2779

The Air Management Administration develops
air resources management plans and program
strategies. It develops and enforces regulations for
control of emissions from stationary and other
sources. It also maintains a statewide comprehen-
sive air monitoring system to provide current in-

formation on ambient pollutant levels in order to
institute regular and emergency procedures for
their control.


David L. Resh, Jr., Administrator

201 W. Preston Street
Baltimore 21201 Telephone: 383-2754

The Community Health Program assures safe
and wholesome products and protects the public
health through regulation of the manufacture, dis-
tribution, and sale of milk, food, and other
consumer products, and through the regulation of
controlled dangerous substances or drugs with an
abuse potential. It also regulates the control of
dangerous emissions from ionizing and non-
ioninzing radiation sources and protects the pub-
lic from dangerous levels of noise pollution
through regulation and inspection.


Richard B. Sellars, Jr., Director

201 W. Preston Street
Baltimore 21201 Telephone: 383-2737

The Water Management Administration is re-
sponsible for the development and implementa-
tion of efforts to provide safe and adequate public
drinking water supplies and to protect State wa-
ters by appropriate planning, compliance, permit-
ting, and monitoring actions. The program issues
Municipal Discharge Permits and performs water
quality monitoring and technical analysis, includ-
ing mathematical modelling of water quality
problems. It reviews and revises plans for sewer-
age control, conducts needs surveys, and develops
priority listings for the construction of sewerage
facilities. It monitors the proper operation and
maintenance of community water supplies and
publicly owned sewage treatment plants. It also
awards federal and State grant funds for con-
struction of treatment facilities, reviews and ap-
proves design plans for water and sewerage treat-
ment construction, and conducts initial and final
inspection of such construction. In addition, the
unit is responsible for the protection of shellfish-
growing and recreational waters, and for residen-
tial on-site water and sewerage facilities,


Ronald Nelson, Director

201 W. Preston Street
Baltimore 21201 Telephone: 383-3123


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