Farmers rode their tractors on the streets of the state capital on Tuesday to draw attention to a measure that would repeal a law designed to fight pollution by limiting the growth of septic systems in Maryland.
A Maryland legislative panel is weighing regulations proposed by Gov. Martin O’Malley’s administration to require the use of the best available technology in septic systems to remove nitrogen in new construction in most of the state.
Even though she guided a controversial plan to regulate septic systems and helped hike a tax to support Chesapeake Bay cleanup, Delegate Maggie McIntosh could not work miracles for all the bills that came through her committee before the Maryland General Assembly adjourned Monday night.
A bill regulating where new residential septic systems can be installed is moving to the full House of Delegates.
Maryland Delegate Maggie McIntosh says she is willing to forgo changes to a bill that regulates where residential septic systems can be installed to ensure the legislation survives the General Assembly.
Maryland Senators have approved a bill to regulate where new residential septic systems can be installed.
The Maryland Senate has given preliminary approval to a bill that regulates where new residential septic systems can be installed, but some say amendments weaken the development measure.
A bill to limit where residential septic systems can be installed in Maryland is before the state Senate.
A Maryland Senate committee has signed off on a bill to limit where new septic systems can be installed.
The General Assembly’s session, which begins next week, will focus on continuing budget problems and the return of difficult and strongly debated legislation that stalled last year. That includes same-sex marriage, expanding gambling, offshore wind development and limits on septic systems.
A Maryland task force has backed off taking a more aggressive approach to curbing pollution from septic tanks in an effort to forge a consensus.