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Arnson Environmental & Safety. A Maine Environmental Services Firm. Portland, Maine. Background and Experience. 1988 -1991. University of Texas School of Law. Environmental Law. 1990. U.S. EPA Office of General Counsel. RCRA, CERCLA and Clean Air Act.

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Arnson Environmental & Safety

A Maine Environmental Services Firm

Portland, Maine


1988 -1991

University of Texas School of Law

Environmental Law



U.S. EPA Office of General Counsel


Clean Air Act


“She demonstrated a good understanding of the substantive issues, including some difficult administrative law matters, and proved more than capable in her ability to handle the work.”

Paul M. Bangser, Esq.

Office of General Counsel

USEPA 7/13/90


1991 -1994

Radian Corporation

Staff Attorney


Air Force Base Cleanups

National Priority List


  • Loring AFB, Maine
  • Nellis AFB, Nevada
  • Elmendorf AFB, Alaska
  • Galena AFB, Alaska
  • Kings Bay Naval Air Station, Georgia

“She is very professional and enhances Radian’s image to our clients. I really appreciate Leslie’s technical competence and I rely on her with all regulatory issues. Excellent writer.”

Paul Danley 10/5/94

Radian Corp.

radian corp continued
Radian Corp.,continued
  • Expert witness and trial support
  • Legislative research
  • Permitting
  • Technical presentations
  • Legal analysis
  • Project management
  • Regulatory support to engineers, geologists and Project Managers
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Radian Corp.,continued


  • Low Level Radioactive Waste Landfill
  • PCB’s in pipelines
  • RCRA Part B Treatment Storage and Disposal Facilities

1994 -1996

ABB Environmental Services

Regulatory Specialist


“In the relatively short time that Leslie has been with ABB-ES, she has established herself as an invaluable technical resource who leads by example in the areas of customer focus, self motivation and quality of work”

John Baron, ABB 2/29/96


1995 -present

Maine Center for Enterprise Development (formerly “CEE”)

Board of Directors


“Dear Leslie: I want to thank you for presenting the workshop on ‘An Innovative Education & Business Partnership’ at our Dirigo Institute. Your efforts on behalf of CEE are truly remarkable in promoting growth…”

John Fitzsimmons, PresidentMaine Technical College System 6/10/97


1996 - 1997

Preti Flaherty Beliveau Pachios & Haley LLP


Environmental Practice Group


1997 - 2001

Environmental Compliance Corporation

Environmental Compliance Officer

and In-house Counsel

environmental compliance corp continued
Environmental Compliance Corp. …continued
  • Permitting
  • Agency Negotiations
  • Standard Operating Procedures
  • Training
  • Health & Safety Plans
  • Facility Compliance
  • Clean closure of 3 facilities (GA, NC, TN) and purchase & sale of 2 facilities (Massachusetts and Maine)

“Through Leslie’s leadership, experience and commitment, the [permit] renewal is progressing without fault. In my 20 years of service in the environmental field, never has a permitting process moved along non-stop this well.

David B. Grant

Facility Manager, ECC 10/13/95


2001 - 2003

ENPRO Services of Maine

Compliance Officer and

In-house Counsel


ENPRO Services of Maine

  • DOT HAZMAT Compliance
  • Permitting
  • MASSPORT Security Badge Officer
  • Corporate formation
  • Transporter Licensing
  • Emergency Response
  • Health and Safety Plans
  • Response to Enforcement Actions

“Whenever DEP drops in unexpectedly, Leslie handles all questions and concerns in a manner that they are immediately resolved. Her understanding of the regulations and her ability to communicate them is what makes the difference”

Peter Grenier

Facility Manager, EMI 2002

clean water act
Clean Water Act
  • Industrial Pretreatment
  • Stormwater and CSO control
  • Centralized Waste Treatment (CWT)

Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response

40-hour, 24-hour, 8-hour training and annual refresher

response to enforcement
Response to Enforcement
  • International Pharmaceuticals Manufacturer (EPA)
    • No penalty issued
  • Cold Storage Facility (EPA, OSHA and DEP)
    • Penalty reduced
  • Seafood Processor (EPA and DEP)
    • Penalty reduced
  • Hazardous Materials Transporter (EPA and DEP)
    • Penalty reduced
  • Fertilizer Manufacturer (MEMA and EPA)
    • No penalty issued
  • American Bar Association
  • Environment & Technology Council Of Maine
  • Environmental Business Council of New England
  • New England Water Environment Association
  • Maine Center for Enterprise Development
  • Maine International Trade Center
  • Safety & Health Council of Northern New England