INTERAGENCY NUTRIENT REDUCTION OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE


[photo, Wayne A. Cawley, Jr. Building, 50 Harry S Truman Parkway, Annapolis, Maryland] Appointed by Governor:
Co-Chair: Hagner R. Mister, Secretary of Agriculture
Co-Chair: Jane T. Nishida, Secretary of the Environment

Ex officio: David S. Iannucci, Secretary of Business & Economic Development; Georges C. Benjamin, M.D., Secretary of Health & Mental Hygiene; Sarah J. Taylor-Rogers, Ph.D., Secretary of Natural Resources; James W. Peck, Director, Maryland Environmental Service; Frederick H. Hoover, Jr., Director, Maryland Energy Administration; Thomas A. Fretz, Ph.D., Dean, College of Agriculture & Natural Resources, University of Maryland, College Park; Donald F. Boesch, Ph.D., President, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science.

Wayne A. Cawley, Jr. Building, 50 Harry S Truman Parkway, Annapolis, Maryland, June 2004. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.


Staff:
S. Patrick McMillan, Dept. of Agriculture (410) 841-5880
Heather D. Woods-Barthel, Dept. of the Environment (410) 631-3056

c/o Office of Secretary, Dept. of Agriculture
Wayne A. Cawley, Jr. Building, 50 Harry S. Truman Parkway, Annapolis, MD 21401 - 8960
(410) 841-5880; fax: (410) 841-5914
e-mail: mcmillsp@mda.state.md.us

The Interagency Nutrient Reduction Oversight Committee was initiated by the Governor in June 1998 (Executive Order 01.01.1998.18). The Committee oversaw and coordinated State initiatives to reduce nutrient pollution, particularly those originating from the Water Quality Improvement Act of 1998 (Chapter 325, Acts of 1998). The Committee set research priorities and examined proposals to be funded by the Animal Waste Technology Fund and the Department of the Environment's research budget. To see that the State's Nutrient Management Program was implemented, operational, and meeting nutrient reduction goals, the Committee consulted with the General Assembly, the Nutrient Management Advisory Committee of the Department of Agriculture, the agricultural community, environmental advocates, the University System of Maryland, and other interested parties.

Due to lack of funding, the Committee last met in July 2001.

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