SB513 is in the Senate Education, Health & Environmental Committee. Please contact the committee members to let them know how you feel about this legislation. Remember, Type I and Type II Marine Sanitation Devices do a much better job of treating waste than municipal waste treatment plants. The AG's office tries to focus on nutrient output from these devices, but the EPA never required Type I or Type II to do anything with nutrients. And the facts are that of all the Type I and Type II devices on use in the Chesapeake (somewhere between 4,000 and 5,000), the nutrient output of all devices combined is less than a fraction of 1% of the annual nutrient load to the Bay. I repeat, a FRACTION of 1%!
Senate Education, Health & Environmental Committee members (note: some are *sponsors!):
*Joan Carter-Conway - 3145# - Joan.Carter.Conway@senate.state.md.us
Roy P. Dyson - 3673# - Roy.Dyson@senate.state.md.us
Richard F. Colburn - 3590# - Richard.Colburn@senate.state.md.us
*David C. Harrington - 3745# - David.Harrington@senate.state.md.us
Andrew P. Harris - 3706# - Andrew.Harris@senate.state.md.us
*Mike Lenett - 3151# - Mike.Lenett@senate.state.md.us
*Paul G Pinsky 3155# - Paul.Pinsky@senate.state.md.us
Edward R. Reilly - 3568# - Edward.Reilly@senate.state.md.us
James C. Rosapepe - 3141# - Jim.Rosapepe@senate.state.md.us
(To contact by telephone, enter the extensions above after 1-800-492-7122, followed by the # sign)
You may also use this tool to easily e-mail all members of the committee (although phone calls are also recommended):
Follow the instructions to click the first Senator's name, then shift-click the last name to select all of them.