Environmental

Stormwater

Preti Flaherty’s stormwater team is at the forefront of evolving stormwater pollution issues, providing innovative counsel to businesses, associations and local governments in resolving complex disputes involving regulation of waste water treatment, municipal stormwater regulation and water quality policy. Our deep understanding of statutory, regulatory and compliance issues allows our team to advise clients on pollution, flooding and erosion concerns caused by stormwater runoff. Preti Flaherty’s extensive knowledge and experience in stormwater legal matters includes:

  • Permitting and compliance programs
  • Defending against EPA and state enforcement actions
  • Legislative and regulatory initiatives
  • Mandates imposed under the Clean Water Act
  • Chapter 500 stormwater management standards
  • Maine Multi-Sector General permit for Industrial Stormwater Discharges
  • Maine Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) General Permit
  • Long Creek Watershed General Permit
  • TMDLs for impaired streams, including the Impervious Cover TMDL

Cutting-edge environmental solutions

Preti Flaherty provides lead environmental counsel on a wide variety of technical, regulatory, compliance, due diligence and permitting issues. The extensive range of clients we represent on stormwater-related transactions includes corporate and banking clients, industrial and municipal clients, developers and community associations. We help clients navigate the increasingly stringent and complex requirements for stormwater runoff, and advocate for key stakeholders potentially impacted by the ever-changing stormwater regulations and permits. Throughout the purchase, development of transfer of property, we help our clients meet all environmental requirements, including water, wetland, and stormwater permitting standards necessary to protect our natural resources while helping to ensure our clients’ success.

Firm Highlights

Press Coverage

Courts Could Throw State Marijuana Markets into Disarray

Over the past two decades, 37 states have legalized the production and/or sale of marijuana in some form. However, due to a lack of federal action, interstate commerce is still considered illegal and barred...

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Preti Flaherty Continues Year of Remarkable Growth with Addition of Five New Attorneys

Preti Flaherty is pleased to announce the arrival of five new Associates to the firm: Scott A. DeLong, Christopher S. Knight, Kijana Plenderleith, Harper A. Weissburg, and Joshua D. Williams. In our Portland, Maine, office...

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Court Rules Portland Rents Are Public Information, Not Trade Secrets

Rental information is public information and not protected from public record requests under the Maine Trade Secrets Act, according to a recent ruling by Justice Thomas R. McKeon of the Maine Business and Consumer Court. The...

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November 2022 Election Update

Maine State House Most of us who are obsessed with electoral politics expected a tight Gubernatorial race and, if not changes in control of the House or Senate, much closer margins between the majority...

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Another Reminder to Update Policies and Procedures to Reflect Latest COVID-19 Guidance

We  last updated you in early August  regarding the latest COVID-19 quarantine and isolation guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”).  Cold and flu season is now upon us, and experts are...

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U.S. News – Best Lawyers Ranks Preti Flaherty Among 2023 Best Law Firms

Preti Flaherty has been named among the 2023 Best Law Firms by the U.S. News – Best Lawyers rankings. To be eligible for ranking, a law firm must have at least one attorney named...

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Attorney Shana Solomon Recognized by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly "Top Women of Law" 2022

Preti Flaherty is pleased to announce that attorney Shana Solomon has been recognized by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly as part of the publication’s “Top Women of Law” list for 2022. Shana is a trial lawyer...

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Portland Referenda and Legislative Leadership Update

In addition to all the state and national legislative races that were (mostly) decided by Wednesday morning, there were also 13 referendum questions on the Portland municipal ballot and one in Bar Harbor of...

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Preti Flaherty Supports Nationally Recognized Investigative Reporting

Preti Flaherty has been recognized for supporting an award-winning investigative Journalism in Maine.  The non-profit  Maine Monitor  published a nationally recognized series titled “Eavesdropping in Maine Jails” revealing widespread recording of  phone calls between jail...

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New EEOC Poster Requirement and Guidance on Notice-Posting in Hybrid Workplaces

The U.S. Equal Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) recently updated the “EEO is the Law” poster and replaced it with a new one: “ Know Your Rights: Workplace Discrimination is Illegal .” The new poster was...