Opportunity for Comment

Applications for permit coverage under the General Permit for the Discharge of Stormwater from Small State and Federally Owned Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MER42000) effective October 1, 2022

Comment deadline: August 26, 2022, 5:00 PM

The Department is posting for public comment, initial Stormwater Management Plans (SWMPs) and Notice of Intent to Comply (NOI) documents for state and federal facilities seeking coverage under the General Permit for the Discharge of Stormwater from Small State and Federally Owned Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MER42000) effective October 1, 2022.

Public comment on the draft documents will be received for a 30-day period beginning on Wednesday, July 27, 2022 and ending on Friday, August 26, 2022. Submit written comments to the attention of Gregg Wood gregg.wood@maine.gov before 5:00 PM on Friday, August 26, 2022.

State and Federal MS4 files for comment

Maine's Drug Take Back Program Stewardship Submissions

Comment deadline: August 31, 2022, 5:00 PM

The State of Maine Department of Environmental Protection (the Department) is responsible for the oversight of the new Drug Take Back Program, 38 M.R.S. 1612 signed into law by Governor Mills on June 8, 2021. Proposals from Stewardship Organizations (SOs) for the pharmaceutical manufacturers required to participate in this program were required to be submitted to the Department by July 1st, 2022. The SOs will provide the collection and disposal service setups for the new program, including public outreach and educational components. We received 4 proposals prior to the deadline from organizations wishing to participate in the program:

The Department is posting the Proposals and opening them to public comment for 30 days. Written comments are preferred and may be sent to robert.r.burks@maine.gov or to DrugTakeBack@maine.gov. The deadline for comments is 5:00 PM EDST on August 31, 2022. If you have questions regarding the program, please email them to the addresses above, or contact Robert Burks 207-955-0288.