Maureen Vaskis Heimbuch, Senior Vice President, is an environmental permitting and regulatory specialist, with over 35 years of broad experience in resolving environmental issues affecting the utility industry. Her areas of expertise include: developing successful permitting strategies and applications for water intake structures; managing the preparation of permit applications and environmental assessments under state and federal programs for water discharge permits (including thermal discharge variance requests), wetlands permits, and coastal zone management act consistency determinations; preparing comments and proposed amendments on pending legislation and regulations; spill/discharge prevention issues; environmental due diligence; and environmental compliance auditing and training.
Since joining AKRF, Ms. Heimbuch, who heads AKRF's 316 practice, has developed successful compliance strategies for water intake structures at power plants and other facilities in the mid-Atlantic and Great Lakes regions. She has prepared wetlands applications for a wide variety of projects under federal and state regulatory programs. She has developed consistency for various projects under coastal zone management programs and prepares natural resource and water quality chapters of Environmental Impact Statements. Before joining AKRF, Ms. Heimbuch worked for 25 years for Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG), a major energy company with principal offices in New Jersey.