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Thomaston Water Quality Workshop
January 30, 2014
Thursday, Jan. 30 in the Thomaston Town Office
Water quality is a major issue for residents in Maine. Maintaining good water quality is of particular interest along the coast, both for public benefits such as clean beaches and private benefits such as income for shellfish harvesters. Code Enforcement Officers and Planners are often stuck in the middle, working with landowners to reduce their pollutant load and working with municipal officials to strengthen regulations that will improve water quality.
The Maine Coastal Program is presenting five half-day workshops to address water quality. Each workshop will follow the same agenda (see below). The same general information will be presented at each workshop. However, time is also built into the agenda for consideration of pertinent issues relevant to each particular region. So come with questions!
Each workshop will provide Four (4) Contact Hours towards CEO recertification in Land Use and Zoning or Shoreland Zoning.
8:30 a.m. Registration
8:50 a.m. Introduction by MacGregor Stocco (DACF, land use planner)
9:00 a.m. Glenn Angell (DHHS, State Site Evaluator)
Maine laws and regulations impacting the location, design, installation and maintenance of septic systems
9:45 a.m. Phil Garwood (DEP, environmental specialist in enforcement)
Overboard discharge licensing and removal
10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. BREAK
10:45 a.m. Keith Kanoti (DACF, forester specializing in water quality)
New statewide standards for timber harvesting in shoreland areas
11:30 a.m. Bill LaFlamme (DEP, nonpoint source training coordinator)
Nonpoint source impacts to water quality and municipal ordinance language that can address those impacts
12:15 p.m. – 12:30 p.m. Final Questions and Discussion
Attendance is free. Register by emailing or calling MacGregor Stocco at the DACF (email@example.com, 287-4818). Leave a message with your name, contact information, and the location of the workshop you wish to attend.