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“Compliance After Construction”, Bangor-Area Breakfast Seminar

September 15, 2010 - 7:30AM
to 9:30AM

Hilton Garden Inn, Bangor
250 Haskell Road
Bangor, ME



About the Event:

Online registration for this event is now closed. Please contact MEREDA at 874-0801 for more details.

Buffet Breakfast:  7:30 AM ~ Program:  8:00 – 9:30 AM

Development projects in Maine have long been required to comply with core elements of the Maine DEP’s Stormwater Program, specifically the Site Location of Development Law and the Stormwater Management Law.  As of July, 2009 real estate developers in many urbanized areas of Maine now face an additional regulatory hurdle. 

According to the 2008 General Permit issued for Maine DEP’s Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Permit Program, municipalities in regulated urbanized areas of the State were required to adopt a new ordinance that addresses post-construction stormwater runoff issues in new or re-development projects.  As a result, the burden for maintaining and annually inspecting stormwater management best management practices (BMPs) after construction falls on the owner or operator of the BMPs.   
To promote statewide consistency within urbanized areas of Maine, a model post construction stormwater management ordinance template was developed for use by regulated municipalities in the MS4 Program.  However, due to alterations of the model, there are wide variations within each municipality on what the ordinance requires of developers, including fee structures, and where it applies.

Join us on Wednesday, September 15, 2010 from 7:30 – 9:30 AM at the Hilton Garden Inn in Bangor as our panelists navigate through the new MS4 Stormwater Permit requirements and how they may impact development projects in regulated urban areas.  Included in this discussion will be specific examples from Bangor and Brewer regarding their respective post-construction ordinances.


Meet Our Panelists:

Phil Ruck is Director of Environmental Engineering & Sciences at CES, with nineteen years of Environmental Science and Engineering experience.  He holds a B.S. and an M.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of Maine and is a Licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Maine.  Phil has experience with both environmental and civil engineering projects, specializing in stormwater and waste water discharges, solid and hazardous waste, and pollution prevention and response planning, as well as general site design and permitting.  

Wendy Warren is the Environmental Coordinator with the City of Bangor, Maine.  Her primary responsibility is to ensure that City operations maintain compliance with environmental regulations such as stormwater management, hazardous waste, and energy conservation. Ms. Warren has over fifteen years experience in environmental regulatory compliance.  She received her B.S. degree in Urban Planning and Environmental Management from Western Michigan University, and a Certificate of Hazardous Waste Management from University of California, San Diego.

Kenneth Locke is the Environmental Services Director for the City of Brewer. He is responsible for managing City environmental programs which include the Water Pollution Control Facility, CSO Abatement Program, sewer and stormwater collection systems, Solid Waste and Stormwater Programs. Ken has worked for the City of Brewer for 18 years starting as the Water Pollution Control Superintendent in 1992 and has over 30 years of experience working for municipalities. 

David Ladd serves as the Stormwater Coordinator for the State of Maine at the Maine Department of Environmental Protection.  Maine is a NPDES Phase II delegated state and Maine DEP  is tasked with administering these federal stormwater regulations.  Maine DEP put into effect the second 5-year cycle Stormwater Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System ("MS4") General Permit in July 2008 , and is currently working on re-issuing its industrial General Permit.  In addition to the MS4 General Permit, David also coordinates  Maine's industrial stormwater program.  Mr. Ladd has developed in-depth partnerships through a well vetted stakeholder process with regulated entities throughout the state to develop permits that provide environmental protection and a common sense approach to permit implementation.



News About This Event:

08/11/2010   MEREDA Hosts Breakfast Seminar, “Compliance After Construction”   Release
 
 
Materials Related To This Event:

“Compliance After Construction” Mailer   PDF
 
“Compliance After Construction”, Bangor-Area Breakfast Seminar - Handout   PDF
 
 


 

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