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

Publication

Employees Who Refuse to Comply with a Mandatory Vaccination Policy are Generally Ineligible to Receive Unemployment Benefits

Following a nationwide spike in cases, hospitalizations, and deaths, an increasing number of Maine private businesses and colleges have joined the healthcare industry in requiring workers to provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19. Vaccine...

Press Coverage

The Maine Monitor Sues York County for Jail Call Records

On August 2, The Maine Monitor filed a lawsuit against York County, challenging the County's denial of reporter access to public records that may detail times it has recorded confidential conversations between defendants being held at the...

Event

Dan Walker to Present on Maine Cannabis Law and Policy at Cumberland Bar Association

Preti Flaherty attorney and Cannabis Business Group chair Dan Walker will present on the topic "Maine Cannabis Law and Policy: Review of Current Status and Updates to Maine’s Two Cannabis Programs – Medical and...

Press Coverage

In Reversal, Maine CDC Will Allow "Advocacy Journalists" into Next COVID-19 Briefing

Following an announcement by Gov. Janet Mills, representatives from the Maine People's Alliance and the Maine Policy Institute will be allowed to attend and participate in the weekly livestream COVID-19 briefings presented by the Maine Center for Disease...

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Beyond Maine’s Ban-the-Box Statute: Practical Employer Considerations

In five (5) days, Maine’s Fair Chance Employment Act goes into effect.  We originally summarized the objective and impact of that legislation in an alert posted on August 11, 2021 .  Now is the...

Publication

Legislative Alert: Special Session, Redistricting, and Cloture

The Legislature gathered for a Special Session last week, September 29 th , to vote on legislative redistricting. The final agreement passed successfully and with strong bipartisan support in both the House and the...

News

Nineteen Preti Flaherty Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in 2021 Super Lawyers

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

News

Law360 Names Matt Warner 2021 Cannabis MVP

Preti Flaherty attorney and Cannabis Business Group member Matt Warner was recently named one of Law360's 2021 MVPs in the field of Cannabis. Matt distinguished himself with his pioneering work challenging medical marijuana residency...

Event

Kenneth Rubinstein and Anthony Manhart to Present on Modifying AIA Contract Documents

AIA contract documents are the industry standard for managing contractual relationships in construction and design projects. Despite this widespread use, the contracts often contain holes and fail to protect the interests of particular clients...

Event

Legal Lunches: Workin' for the Weekend

Laura Rideout and John Cronan will participate in a panel discussion called "Workin' for the Weekend: Team Safety Including Wage & Hour, OSHA and Workers' Comp in a Post-COVID World" as a part of...