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Program Description

  Environmental Policy and Compliance

The Division of Environmental Policy and Compliance develops and implements integrated programs which protect and enhance the County's environmental resources and promote sustainable practices by residents, businesses, and the County government. The division analyzes, develops, and implements programs related to air quality, energy conservation and renewable energy, forest and tree resources, and other sustainability issues. The division also helps formulate and enforce County laws and regulations related to air and water pollution, illegal dumping, noise control, pesticides, and other environmental issues. Finally, the division is responsible for environmental monitoring of the County's solid waste facilities; coordination of responses on all legislative referrals at the local, state, and federal levels; and participation on local and regional task forces, committees, and various advisory groups.

Program Contacts

Contact Patty Bubar of the Department of Environmental Protection at 240.777.7786 or Trevor Lobaugh of the Office of Management and Budget at 240.777.2763 for more information regarding this department's operating budget.


Program Performance Measures

Program Performance MeasuresActual FY16Actual FY17Estimated FY18Target FY19Target FY20
Average number of days to resolve incoming complaints2730303030
Percent of customers who rated themselves as satisfied with DEP response to environmental complaintsN/A67.1%70.0%70.0%70.0%
Non-residential building energy use (Million British Thermal Units) (000s) 131,67231,91731,98431,99431,715
Residential building energy use (Million British Thermal Units) (000s) 234,09734,30734,54734,21833,023
1  Projections are made based on the average annual change in consumption over the previous five years.
2  Projections are made based on the average annual change in consumption over the previous five years.

Program Budget Changes

FY19 Recommended ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY18 Approved211683511.44
Reduce: Lapse of Program Manager II - Data Analysis & Research-1001880.00
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.-208770.00
FY19 Recommended199577011.44