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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 FY17Actual FY18Estimated FY19Target FY20Target FY21
Average number of days to resolve incoming complaints3036363636
Percent of customers who rated themselves as satisfied with DEP response to environmental complaints67%75%70%70%70%

Program Budget Changes

FY20 Approved ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY19 Approved204427711.44
Shift: Shift Champion Trees Publication from Department of Agriculture 50000.00
Decrease Cost: Lapse of Project Manager II, Data and Analysis Position-427490.00
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.1103570.00
FY20 Approved211688511.44