2014 Summer Conference Session – Changing Tides: New Opportunities Through the Bay Restoration Fund


The Bay Restoration Fund (BRF) has been an important source of county government funding for upgrading both waste water treatment plants and failing septic systems. Legislation passed during the 2014 General Assembly Session expands the ability of county governments to access BRF monies when hooking up failing septics to treatment plants or enforcing septic system requirements for best available nutrient removal technology. Further changes are anticipated to the BRF funding stream in 2017 as the majority of major wastewater treatment plant upgrades are completed and Maryland’s progress in meeting its Chesapeake Bay water pollution goals are reevaluated. Panelists will discuss the new funding opportunities available under the BRF and the likely future changes to the Fund.


  1. Jag Khuman, Director, Water Quality Financing Administration, Maryland Department of the Environment
  2. Kerry Topovski, Director, Anne Arundel County Division of Environmental Health
  3. Erik Fisher, Maryland Land Use Planner, Chesapeake Bay Foundation

Moderator: The Honorable Maggie McIntosh, Maryland House of Delegates

Date/Time: Friday, August 15, 2014; 2:15 pm – 3:15 pm

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