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Program Description


The Office of the Director provides for overall management of departmental programs to ensure safe and efficient operations, including contract administration management for the department, continuity of operations, and oversight of operational programs at the County's waste management facilities (including the Transfer Station and Resource Recovery Facility). The Director's Office manages the revenue from the Water Quality Protection Charge, which funds many environmental programs around the County. The Director's Office also oversees the development of the fee for services charges to County residents related to recycling and trash collection services.

The Office provides strategic direction and support on IT systems and infrastructure for departmental operations and programs, oversees the human resources and human capital programs for the department, and manages other supporting functions such as fleet vehicles. The Office provides for management of partnerships with multiple county departments with which the Department cooperates, including Permitting Services, Transportation, and General Services, as well as external groups including faith-based institutions, Park and Planning, and the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission. The Office develops water and wastewater policies and updates the County's comprehensive water and sewer plan.

Program Contacts

Contact Patrice Bubar of the Department of Environmental Protection at 240.777.7786 or Richard H. Harris of the Office of Management and Budget at 240.777.2795 for more information regarding this department's operating budget.


Program Budget Changes

FY22 Approved ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY21 Approved12336276.85
Increase Cost: Finance Operating Expense Chargeback674100.00
Increase Cost: Wheaton Building Operation Cost70590.00
Shift: Chargeback for 255 Rockville Pike Lease-7329000.00
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.7386320.00
FY22 Approved13138286.85