John M. Formella

John M. Formella

Pierce Atwood LLP

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Maine DEP Proposes Revisions to Site Law Rules

The Maine Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is proposing revisions to three chapters of its rules under the Site Location of Development Law (Site Law), the statute under which the DEP regulates projects of state...more

10/2/2015 - Construction Industry Construction Project Construction Site Department of Environmental Protection Land Developers Mixed-Use Zoning Public Hearing Site Plans Solid Waste Water Supplies

2015 Summary of Key Maine Environmental Legislation

The Pierce Atwood Environmental and Land Use Practice Group is pleased to provide the 2015 Summary of Key Maine Environmental Legislation enacted or carried over in the First Regular Session of Maine's 127th Legislature...more

7/31/2015 - Community Development Conservation Contamination Department of Environmental Protection Endangered Species Flood Zones Food Labeling GMO Groundwater Landfills Mining Offshore Wind Oil & Gas Pesticides Property Owners Recycling Renewable Energy Solid Waste State Budgets Storm Water Timber Toxic Chemicals Toxic Exposure Trees Water Workplace Hazards Workplace Safety

Maine DEP Finalizes Amendments to Revamp Solid Waste Rules

We recently reported on the Maine Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) numerous proposed changes to Maine’s solid waste rules. These changes were proposed largely in response to legislation passed during the past...more

4/9/2015 - Department of Environmental Protection Proposed Amendments Rulemaking Process Solid Waste Waste Management

Maine Supreme Court Affirms Broad Review Powers for BEP in Clearing Way for Wind Project

The Maine Supreme Judicial Court (the Law Court) recently issued an important decision that confirms the broad authority of the Maine Board of Environmental Protection (BEP) to review decisions of the Commissioner of the...more

10/31/2014 - Department of Environmental Protection Energy Energy Policy Environmental Policies Wind Power

Maine Supreme Court Clears Geologist In Ethical Dispute

Last week the Maine Supreme Judicial Court (the “Law Court”) issued a decision that reversed a determination by the Maine Board of Certification for Geologists and Soil Scientists (the “Board”) that a certified geologist had...more

3/17/2014 - Department of Environmental Protection Disciplinary Proceedings Ethics

EPA's New Solvent Wiper Rule Wipes Out Maine's Policy

For many years, both the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the State of Maine Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) have wrestled with the practical question of how solvent-contaminated wipes should be...more

2/4/2014 - Contamination Department of Environmental Protection EPA Hazardous Substances Preemption Solvents Waste

MEDEP To Allow Weekly Hazardous Waste Inspection, Align Hazardous Matter Reporting Rules

In a set of proposals just released, the Maine Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is set to reform its hazardous waste and hazardous matter rules for the first time in years. ...more

6/3/2013 - Department of Environmental Protection Hazardous Substances Investigations Reporting Requirements

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