The Maryland Department of the Environment recently proposed new regulations to establish a nutrient trading program in Maryland, an effort that began over a decade ago to attempt to reduce nutrient discharges to the Chesapeake Bay Watershed by incentivizing dischargers, including agricultural operations and wastewater treatment plants, to implement controls on discharges of nutrients in exchange for credits that can be sold on an open market. Please join us as we unpack the proposed regulations and discuss what you need to know.

Topics will include:

  • The rules of the road for nutrient trading in Maryland
  • Who can generate and sell credits, and who can buy them
  • Potential risks for credit generators and buyers
  • Whether the new program will help jurisdictions, such as Baltimore City, meet their MS4 permit obligations more cheaply

Date & Time

Thursday, November 16, 2017 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM ET


Steven R. Johnson
Of Counsel
Ballard Spahr
Former MDE Principal Counsel

Paul N. De Santis
Chief of Legal & Regulatory Affairs
Baltimore City Department of Public Works
Former MDE Assistant Attorney General and Counsel to MDE Stormwater Program

Please register at least two days before the webinar. Login details will be sent to all approved registrants. For more information, please contact Daniel Martin at 215.864.8847.