About Us

35 years of MCET

MCET is celebrating 35 years!

Since 1982, the Maryland Center for Environmental Training (MCET) has established a reputation for excellence in environmental, safety and health training and compliance assistance through practical applications.  Employers and employees who partner with MCET integrate regulatory compliance into their site-specific training and day-to-day activities.  Combined with applications of best management practices geared to the actual performance of their duties, the participant’s learning experiences will focus on and relate to their working environment.

Our professionals are available to review, analyze, and recommend environmental, health and safety programs that will meet your site-specific requirements through over-the-shoulder training and/or technical assistance. 

MCET provides technical compliance assistance primarily to water and wastewater systems in Maryland.  Technical assistance is oriented to achieve and maintain compliance, reduce and prevent pollution, optimize existing facilities, encourage energy conservation, introduce new technologies, and perform eligible rate studies and provide training in rate-setting to provide for the development of local financial management strategies.  Our technical assistance action plans embrace and adopt strategies to incorporate and promote municipal wastewater pollution prevention and multi-media pollution prevention strategies.  The goal of our effort is to assist systems improve plant compliance, optimize performance, institute a realistic rate structure and/or adopt new treatment strategies.

Our pollution prevention outreach and compliance assistance targeted to public and private entities in Maryland integrates appropriate Best Management Practices (BMPs) and nonpoint source pollution prevention plans.

Our work is funded by grants, contracts and student tuitions.  We have been awarded federal grants in support of our outreach from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA).  In addition, State funding from the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) and Maryland Occupational Safety and Health (MOSH) has supported local efforts.

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