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Maine DEP
  • Published
    January 31, 2022

    Forever chemical risk identified throughout Maine

    The Department of Environmental Protection will test for PFAS contamination at hundreds of licensed sludge and septage dispersal sites across the state, but some people aren't waiting.

  • Published
    December 10, 2021

    BEP upholds $17,800 fine for Sprague 

    Maine DEP officials argued that because the discharge was a one-time event and Sprague had taken a number of corrective actions to prevent future spills, and because the material did not have a notification requirement, the penalty was appropriate. Opponents contend the event should be treated as an oil spill as defined by Maine law.

  • Published
    June 21, 2021

    Statewide ban on single-use plastic bags goes into effect July 1

    Delayed over a year by the pandemic, the bag ban is back starting next week.

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