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Howard County Recertifies Status In Federal Flood Program Community Rating System

Howard County's Bureau of Environmental Services recently submitted its annual Community Rating System (CRS) recertification to the National Flood Insurance Program. To participate in the CRS incentive program and earn discounted rates for residential flood insurance, communities confirm annually that they are performing necessary flood mitigation efforts to protect their communities.
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Howard County’s HoCoGro Compost Receives US Composting Council’s “Seal of Testing Assurance” Certification

The US Composting Council’s “Seal of Testing Assurance” (STA) signifies that the HoCoGro compost produced at County’s Alpha Ridge Landfill meets all federal, state and local regulations and permitting to which the STA Certified Compost products are subject. The County’s HoCoGro compost is the only compost in Maryland produced by a local jurisdiction with this distinction. 
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