Thomas Doyle

Thomas Doyle

Pierce Atwood LLP

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Maine BEP Provisionally Adopts DEP's Proposed Revisions to Site Law Rules

On October 2, 2015, we reported on the Maine Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP’s) proposal to revise three chapters of its rules under the Site Location of Development Law (Site Law), the statute under which the...more

12/21/2015 - Construction Industry Department of Environmental Protection Environmental Policies Material Adverse Effects Solid Waste

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

Northern Long-Eared Bat Listed as Threatened Species – Development Projects in Northern New England Could Be Affected

On April 2, 2015, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Fish & Wildlife) issued a final rule listing the Northern Long-Eared Bat (NLEB) as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). This listing took effect...more

5/12/2015 - Environmental Policies ESA ESA Listings Habitat Conservation Plan Interim Rule Land Developers US Fish and Wildlife Service

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 DEP Proposes to Revamp Solid Waste Rules

The Maine Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) issued several public notices detailing numerous proposed changes to Maine’s solid waste rules. These changes are being proposed largely in response to legislation passed...more

11/4/2014 - Environmental Policies Solid Waste Waste Waste Disposal

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 Amends All Appropriate Inquiries Rule To Clarify Best Practices

The EPA has amended its "All Appropriate Inquiries" Rule (AAI Rule) to reference the recently published ASTM International E1527–13 Standard Practice for Environmental Site Assessments: Phase I Environmental Site Assessment...more

1/6/2014 - ASTM CERCLA Contaminated Properties Environmental Assessments EPA Land Developers Superfund

Final Remedial Action Guidelines From Maine DEP Published, Including New PCE Cleanup Levels

After several years of formal and informal proposals, the Remedial Action Guidelines (RAGs) have finally been revised, and are now effective, thanks to action by the Maine Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). ...more

6/21/2013 - Contaminated Properties Department of Environmental Protection Hazardous Substances Remedial Actions

Maine DEP Publishes Revised Remedial Action Guidelines On Hazardous Substances For Comment

The Remedial Action Guidelines (RAGs) are useful – if conservative – default cleanup guidelines used by the Maine Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). DEP proposed changes in 2012, and has just proposed changes...more

3/18/2013 - Contamination Department of Environmental Protection Hazardous Substances

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