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Maine Waste Motor Oil Revenue Bond Program

Hawkins was bond counsel to the Finance Authority of Maine in connection with the issuance of its waste motor oil revenue bonds. This financing provided funds, on behalf of certain potentially responsible parties, for a portion of the costs of remediating a hazardous waste site that resulted from the abandonment, thirty years before, of a waste oil recycling business. The bonds were secured by a newly imposed assessment upon sales of motor vehicle oil within the State and a capital reserve fund that was initially funded from such assessments and eligible for further state funding on a moral obligation basis.

Client Finance Authority of Maine
Role Bond Counsel
Distinction Novel State Hazardous Waste Remediation Financing
Issuer Finance Authority of Maine
Issue Size $14.5 Million
Award Northeast Regional Bond Buyer Deal of the Year