- George Aburn
Director - Air & Radiation Administration
Maryland Department of the Environment
Mr. Aburn is currently the Director of the Maryland Department of the Environment’s (MDE) Air & Radiation Administration (ARA). He is responsible for the implementation and management of the State’s air pollution and radiation protection programs, including air quality planning and monitoring, developing regulations, air permitting, radioactive materials licensing, radiation machine registration and certification, and inspection/enforcement programs.
Mr. Aburn has served as President of the National Association of Clean Air Agencies (NACAA) and the Lead for the Ozone Transport Commission’s (OTC) Transport Team. Mr. Aburn has also chaired multiple committees for NACAA, the OTC and the Mid-Atlantic Regional Air Management Association (MARAMA). Between 2006 and 2009, Mr. Aburn was instrumental in the passage of the Maryland Healthy Air Act, the Clean Cars Act and the Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction Act.
Prior to taking over as the ARA Director, Mr. Aburn managed the
Air Quality Planning and Monitoring Program, which is responsible for Clean Air Act Implementation, State Implementation Plans and regulation development, ozone modeling, inventory preparation and ozone education and outreach. Between 1986 and 1992, Mr. Aburn developed and implemented Maryland’s nationally acclaimed Air Toxics Control Program.
Mr. Aburn received an Environmental Engineering Degree from Brown University in 1978.