Buffet Breakfast: 7:30 – 8:00 AM
Program: 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Join us on Thursday, December 8, 2011 from 7:30 - 9:00 AM at the Clarion Hotel, 1230 Congress Street, Portland, ME as our panelists provide an overview of the Long Creek Stormwater Regulations.
The Maine Department of Environmental Protection has designated nearly three dozen waterways in Maine’s largest urban areas as “urban impaired streams” due to their failure to meet water quality standards because of effects of stormwater runoff from nearby developed land. As a result, commercial landowners throughout Maine in the affected watershed areas have now become subject to stringent environmental permit requirements for additional stormwater treatment controls. This presentation will be used to help guide commercial landowners who want to understand and control the potential impact of Urban Impaired Stream Regulations. Our presenters will provide an overview of the first-in-the-nation Long Creek Stormwater Management District, defining what regulations apply, and explaining a “group permit” process where dozens of participating landowners in four municipalities joined together to respond collectively to the new MDEP permit requirements.
Additionally, attendees will learn about the impacts on individual landowners, the lessons learned from the Long Creek Watershed Management process, and future predictions for the next urban impaired stream, including what worked, what didn’t, and what might be done differently next time.
Meet the Panelists:
Peter Van Hemel is a member of the Real Estate Practice Group at Bernstein Shur. Mr. Van Hemel specializes in commercial lease negotiations, development projects including wind energy and telecommunications, transactional work, boundary disputes, and easement negotiations. He has also worked on a wide variety of immigration matters.
Mr. Van Hemel received his JD cum laude from Boston University School of Law in 2001, and his BA in International Relations from The College of William & Mary in 1995. He resides in Kennebunk, Maine.
Paul Ureneck joined CBRE|Boulos Property Management in 1985. Prior to joining the CBRE|Boulos team, Mr. Ureneck served in various supervisory capacities for large commercial construction companies throughout Northern New England. He has over thirty years of experience in the permitting, design and construction of commercial office, industrial and retail buildings.
Mr. Ureneck's responsibilities include the oversight of all CBRE|Boulos Property Management and third party development from the initial conceptual design through ultimate occupancy by coordinating all design, contracting, and regulatory approval tasks. Mr. Ureneck also oversees all tenant and capital improvement work in CBRE|Boulos Property Management’s managed portfolio.