[photo, World Trade Center Baltimore,
401 East Pratt St, Baltimore, Maryland] Appointed by Governor:
Gary W. Gakenheimer, Chair (chosen by Committee)

Edson H. Beall; Michael P. Bonicker; Robert C. Schmidt; J. Paul Jendrek, Ph.D.; five vacancies. Terms expire 2023.

Staff: Katrina Y. Jones

c/o Harbor Development Dept., Development & Administration
Maryland Port Administration, Department of Transportation
World Trade Center, Suite 1900, Baltimore, MD 21022
(410) 385-4438; e-mail:

World Trade Center Baltimore, 401 East Pratt St., Baltimore, Maryland, July 2008. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.

[photo, Cox Creek Dredged Material Containment Facility, 1000 Kembo Road, Curtis Bay, Maryland] In November 2001, the Cox Creek Citizens Oversight Committee was established by the General Assembly (Chapter 83, Acts of 2001).

The Committee monitors the redeposit of Anne Arundel County dredged material and other dredged material in the Cox Creek area near Pasadena and Masonville Cove in Curtis Bay, Anne Arundel County. This includes dredged material from Baltimore Harbor. The Committee also hears complaints lodged by individuals affected by these redeposits in the Cox Creek area.

Cox Creek Dredged Material Containment Facility, 1000 Kembo Road, Curtis Bay, Maryland, November 2022. Photo courtesy of Cox Creek Citizens Oversight Committee.

Dredged material from the Port of Baltimore which is contaminated with heavy metals and chemicals is placed at the Cox Creek Dredged Material Containment Facility. The Cox Creek Facility is a former industrial site on the Patapsco River, and began receiving contaminated dredged material in 2005.

The twelve-member Committee is appointed by the Governor. The Committee meets three or four times a year, depending on the number of complaints to be heard. A member of the Committee serves as a liaison to the Innovative Use Advisory Council [Innovative Reuse Committee] (Code Environment Article, sec. 5-1102.1).

After a hiatus beginning in August 2010, the Committee was reactivated in July 2014.

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