EIGHT- PENNY NEWS VOLUME 11 • NUMBER 11 AUGUST 1993 Maryland: The state 's new wetlands law HB 1018 allows builders and devel - opers to improve nontidal wetlands areas or create new ones as "banks" for wetlands mitigation. In situ - ations where impacts on wetlands cannot be avoided, the builder will be able to make "deposits" of labor or materials to such banks or can pay mitigation credits. New York: Energy-efficient builders in New York State may be eligible for $4,000 awards from the New York State Energy Research & Development Authority (NYSERDA). The cash "incentives" are offered on homes that meet cer tain energy-efficiency standar ds, including high insulation and ai r-tightness levels and central ventilation systems. For more information, contact Bob Kelly at the NYSE Star Program