Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley has named Ballard Spahr partner Jon M. Laria, who is Chair of the Maryland Sustainable Growth Commission, to the Task Force on Sustainable Growth and Wastewater Disposal. He joins representatives from business, agriculture, science, environmental advocacy and government from across Maryland. The Task Force has a deadline of December 1, 2011, for reporting its findings to the Governor, the Speaker of the House, the President of the Senate, the House Environmental Matters Committee, and the Senate Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs Committee.