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

Maine State Police May Be Spying on You

Police and governments are increasingly turning to new tracking and monitoring methods in their efforts to prevent and record evidence of crimes. A Portland Press Herald investigation examines these expanding law enforcement abilities and the...

Press Coverage

Maine - Waterville Coronavirus Panel Illegally Met in Secret

A Waterville City Council coronavirus subcommittee formed in response to the outbreak has been accused of illegally meeting in secret, denying public access to its deliberations, and making unlawful decisions. Extended Coverage: Virus Concerns Lead to 'Public' Meetings Without...

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2020 Employment Law Series: A Legislative Update for HR Professionals

For more than 25 years, Preti Flaherty's Employment Law Group has been keeping clients, business partners, and friends up to date on recent developments in employment law. Join us as we continue that tradition...

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Preti Flaherty Announces its COVID-19 Financial Relief Evaluation and Selection Tool

This Analysis of COVID-19 Financial Advice is effective as of 5PM on Friday, April 3, 2020.  THE INFORMATION SET FORTH BELOW IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE as Treasury Guidelines and other authorities emerge from the...

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6th Circ. Says Auto Parts Co. Can't Arbitrate Price-Fixing Suit

On February 24, a three-judge panel of the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a Michigan district court's January 2019 decision that KYB Corp. can't force a suit accusing it of conspiring with other auto parts...

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Essential Business? Essential Activity? Clarification Here.

Effective at 12:01 a.m. on April 2nd, the Governor has ordered a statewide “stay at home” order further restricting Maine resident’s movement. Governor’s Executive Order No. 28 FY 19/20 dated March 31, 2020 (“Stay...

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Preti Flaherty Welcomes Attorneys James W. Beers, Jr., and Alan E. Topalian to the Firm

Preti Flaherty is pleased to announce the arrival of two new attorneys: James W. Beers, Jr., and Alan E. Topalian. James joins the Environmental Practice Group as a Director and will work from the...

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Construction Alert: Gov. Baker Clarifies Massachusetts Construction Requirements and Possible Future Impacts for New Hampshire

The state of construction in Massachusetts continues to evolve as Governor Baker issued another order yesterday tightening  the list of types of construction that are allowed to proceed  as "essential services." Under the new...

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Attorney Betsy E. Wakefield Joins Preti Flaherty’s Business Law Group

Preti Flaherty is pleased to announce that Betsy E. Wakefield has joined the firm. Betsy will practice with the Business Law Group from the firm’s Portland office, where she will be counseling banking and...

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Preti Flaherty Attorney Tim Bryant Selected by Franchise Times as “Legal Eagle”

For the twelfth year in a row, Preti Flaherty attorney Tim Bryant has been recognized as a Franchise Times magazine “Legal Eagle.” Nominated by their peers, franchise attorneys chosen for this honor are considered among...