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

News

Preti Flaherty Adds Six to Environmental and Litigation Practice Groups

Preti Flaherty is pleased to announce the arrival of six new members to the firm: Katherine L. Oaks, Kevin C. Osantowski, Laura Lee Barry Wommack, Nicholas A. Dube, Martin C. Topol, and Allaina Murphy...

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Federal Indictments Follow Long-Running Antitrust Class Action in Ready-Mix Concrete Industry

Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Justice announced that a federal grand jury in Savannah, Georgia, indicted a ready-mix concrete company and four individuals for fixing prices, rigging bids, and allocating customers and markets in...

Publication

Residential Evictions and the Pandemic – Landlords Beware

NOTE: This article addresses the Executive Orders, Pandemic Management Order and CDC Order in effect on October 23, 2020.  As the pandemic changes, these orders are all subject to change and this information may...

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Legislative Alert: Governor Janet Mills' Stage 4 Announcement

Governor Janet Mills announced Tuesday afternoon that Maine will enter Stage 4 of its four-stage Restarting Maine’s Economy Plan on October 13, 2020. Stage 4 will allow for increased indoor capacity during the winter...

Press Coverage

Washington Cannabis Company Says Oklahoma Residency Rules Unconstitutional

Oklahoma has become the latest battleground in the growing challenge to state residency requirements for cannabis business licenses. As has happened in Maine and other states, a nonresident business has initiated a suit against...

News

Preti Flaherty Joins Maine Justice Foundation for Racial Justice Fund

As part of our ongoing efforts to promote racial justice, Preti Flaherty has joined with the Maine Justice Foundation and other local businesses and philanthropists to create the Racial Justice Fund . Each of the 22 founders...

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Twenty-Three Preti Flaherty Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in 2020 Super Lawyers

Twenty-three Preti Flaherty attorneys have been selected for recognition by Super Lawyers , including thirteen Rising Stars. Super Lawyers rates outstanding lawyers throughout the United States in more than 70 practice areas. Only five...

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Bankruptcy Alert: Time's Running Out on Higher Debt Limits of the Small Business Reorganization Act

As we head in to year-end holidays and activities, the clock is ticking on the CARES Act provisions that could help businesses in financial distress and save creditors’ customers – the higher-debt limit that...

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Maine Workers' Comp Alert: Board Updates Fee Schedule

The Maine Workers’ Compensation Board has completed its annual update with respect to Appendix III (inpatient facility fees) for dates of discharge on or after October 1, 2020, in accordance with Title 39-A M.R.S.A...

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Maine Workers' Comp Alert: Updates from the WCB October Monthly Business Meeting

The Maine Workers’ Compensation Board met remotely on October 13, 2020, for its monthly business meeting. Following are some developments with respect to reappointments, the appointment of a Section 312 examiner, and claims related...