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Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)

DEP At A Glance

DEP Mission Statement

What the Department Does and for Whom

The mission of the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is to enhance the quality of life in our community by protecting and improving Montgomery County's air, water and land in a sustainable way while fostering smart growth, a thriving economy and healthy communities.

How Much? How Many?
  • FY15 Budget: $121,923,728
  • FY15 Full-Time Equivalents (FTEs): 195.1

Environmental Policy and Compliance

What the Department Does and for Whom
  •  Enforce environmental regulations
  • Develop environmental policies & programs related to: sustainability, air & water quality, energy, forests & trees, noise
  • Oversee education and outreach activities
How Much? How Many?
  • FY15 Budget: $1,057,094; FY15 FTEs: 8.5

Watershed Management Operations

What the Department Does and for Whom
  • Stormwater facility inspection and maintenance
  • Watershed planning and monitoring
  • Rainscapes
How Much? How Many?
  • FY15 Budget: $18,992,327; FY15 FTEs: 81.4

Watershed Management Capital Projects

What the Department Does and for Whom
  • Watershed restoration and capital projects
  • Watershed construction management
How Much? How Many?
  • New division

Water and Wastewater Policy

What the Department Does and for Whom
  • Analyze, develop, and recommend local and regional water supply and wastewater policies
  • Develop groundwater monitoring reports for DSWS facilities.
How Much? How Many?
  • FY15 Budget: $511,737; FY15 FTEs: 3

Solid Waste Services - Refuse

What the Department Does and for Whom
  • Collect, process, and manage refuse generated in Montgomery County.
  • Monitor and enforce contracts with private collectors for residential refuse collected at 91,365 homes in Sub District A.
How Much? How Many?
  • FY15 Budget: $73,761,343; FY15 FTEs: 39.2
  • Processed and disposed of refuse from 213,270 homes, 120,028 multi-family households.

Solid Waste Services - Recycling

What the Department Does and for Whom
  • Oversee single and multi-family residential and non-residential recycling.
  • Administer and oversee compliance with the County’s recycling regulations.
  • Monitor and enforce countywide contracts with private collectors for residential recycling collection for 213,270 homes.
How Much? How Many?
  • FY15 Budget: $27,601,227; FY15 FTEs: 63
  • Enforced recycling to 35,000 businesses and 120,028 multi-family units.

Legend: Performance Improved / Optimal; Performance Consistent; Performance Declined; Measuring; Collecting Data;

Headline Performance Measures

Responsive and Sustainable Leadership