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State Resources

The Maine Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is the main environmental enforcement agency in the state. Maine closely follows federal environmental regulations.

Compliance Considerations

The following links provide Maine specific guidance and fact sheets for environmental compliance within the state.

Air – DEP air quality program

Automotive – Automotive Recyclers Association PA specific fact sheets on auto related environmental topics

Electronic Waste Recycling – DEP electronic waste guidance

Enforcement – DEP Enforcement & Compliance page

Fluorescent Bulbs – DEP fluorescent bulb management guidance

Hazardous and Universal Waste – DEP hazardous and universal waste program

Small Business Assistance Program – DEP small business assistance with environmental regulations

Waste Management ​- DEP main waste management page

Waste Programs  – DEP programs for Oil (ASTs and USTs); solid and hazardous waste; and water supply protection

Water Programs – DEP water program 

Sustainability and Reducing Compliance Risk

Composting​ - DEP composting guidance

Product Stewardship Program – Reviews the methods used to reduce waste

Sustainability – DEP review of environmental stewardship and sustainability

The state resources provide retail-relevant state regulatory information and resources. The State Matrices page has more detailed information on variations in key state regulations such as hazardous waste, consumer bag legislation, e-waste and more.