If you are purchasing a property that is covered under the Long Creek General Permit, transferring the permit is a simple process. The Participating Landowner Agreement is designed to transfer with the existing deed. Some tenants are also required to hold the permit instead of their landlords. New landowners or tenants are required to file a Notice of Intent (NOI) to be covered under the General Permit. The NOI form needs to be filed with the Maine DEP, the Long Creek Watershed Management District, and the municipality where the property is located.
New developments or redevelopments that are over one acre can either join the General Permit as a Participating Landowner or obtain an Individual Permit. Properties permitted under the Individual Permit must be designed to meet Maine DEP’s Chapter 500 Standards, General Permit properties must provide stormwater treatment as well, however the level of treatment is reviewed and approved by the LCWMD. To acquire coverage under the General Permit please complete the following steps:
2. CCSWCD provides Perkins Thompson with Appendix B Initial Assessment form for each Landowner to incorporate into that Landowner's PLA;
3. Perkins Thompson provides specific PLA and MOA forms to each Landowner once information is provided by both Landowner and CCSWCD;
4. Landowner executes PLA and MOA (the latter before a Notary Public) and returns to Perkins Thompson for execution by Long Creek Watershed Management District Chair;
5. Perkins Thompson provides copies of PLA and MOA, executed by both parties, to CCSWCD and to Landowner and records MOA at Registry of Deeds.
6. Landowner completes and submits Notice of Intent to Maine DEP, CCSWCD and the municipality where the property is located.