The 2021 Enforcement Summary is Here

Every year, the Maine Department of Environmental Protection (Maine DEP), the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (NHDES), the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) and the United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) publicly release a summary of notable enforcement actions they have taken throughout the year. Highlights from their 2021 round-up are included below.

Compliance with environmental, health and safety (EHS) regulations is essential in today’s world. At St.Germain, our senior scientists and professional engineers can help with all your compliance needs, from program development and maintenance to outsourcing or training.

It’s important to note that while asbestos-containing materials (ACM) are not usually a focus of environmental compliance, New Hampshire and Massachusetts had many 2021 ACM management violations cited with very high penalties. These violations were triggered by building renovation or demolition. If you need information on ACM and the regulation of these activities, or could use our help with any form of EHS compliance, please contact us at (207) 591-7000.

View the list and descriptions of enforcement actions at