your environmental partner
RMA's first client in 1992 was a local sand mine, which took a chance on a fledgling company of environmental experts. Decades later, RMA is still heavily involved in the quarry & mining industry, offering environmental consulting services for a variety of facilities across the United States.
Operating a mine comes with a lot of environmental responsibility. No matter the type of mining your facility conducts, there are permits you need to acquire and other services you need to have conducted to make sure your mine is fully compliant. It can often be a headache trying to understand not only what you need to have done, but how you should go about doing it. In this situation, it's best to have an experienced partner by your side like Resource Management Associates.
We've been helping mines and quarries stay compliant for a long time. We know our way around the industry and can easily help your facility achieve full environmental compliance. We don't just advise you on what your team should be doing, we are able to complete all necessary steps for you. When you work with our team, we focus on your compliance so you can focus on your business. But just because we've got it covered doesn't mean you'll be in the dark. We're here to answer any questions you may have and help you understand every step of the way.
No matter your needs as a mine or quarry, we've got you covered. While we predominantly work in sand and aggregate mining industries, we can provide environmental services to other types of quarries and mines across the map.
Check out all the services the team at RMA can provide to help get your quarry or mining facility environmentally compliant.
Facilities, processes, and equipment can all require an air permit, depending on numerous factors.
Establish a baseline and find out where your organization stands with regard to environmental regulatory compliance.
With expiration dates, complex reporting information, and other long term responsibilities, handling environmental compliance can be tricky without a program in place. An EMS helps you do just that.
When a consultant just won't cut it, the placement of a dedicated external environmental professional can help get your organization on track.
Learn about NPDES Industrial Stormwater Permits and how they apply to your operations.
A Phase I ESA can help protect you from environmental liabilities, and expensive clean-up/remediation costs.
SPCC Plans are designed to help keep your organization, staff, and the environment safe from oil spills and leaks.
A minimum of annual SPCC Training is a basic compliance requirement of every SPCC Plan.
Annual Stormwater Training is a minimum requirement of your facility's NPDES Industrial Stormwater Permit.
An annual reporting requirement for the storage of hazardous materials on-site in order to keep first responders and your operation safe in an emergency.
Most operations in the United States subject to environmental regulations should focus on regulations coming from the Federal government, their respective state environmental agency, and any local agencies (regional, county, or city). However, additional concerns outside of the realm of environmental regulations, such as Environmental Justice issues, can impact facilities in areas where no other regulations might apply. Also bear in mind that regulators at any level, from the Federal government to your local community, can, within reason, visit your facility or ask for a demonstration of compliance, especially when it comes to obtaining new permits, renewals, facility construction, modification, expansion, etc.
Getting into compliance is like buying a car - how much you'll spend depends on what you need. For locations with few regulatory concerns, environmental compliance can be a cheap and easy thing. For large, complex operations, environmental compliance could cost a small fortune. There's different ways of looking at it too, from regulatory fees paid to government agencies, to the costs of hiring consultants or other outside help, to facility modifications, ongoing compliance tasks, and more.
Just like the price, the timeframe all depends. Some compliance concerns can be identified, the proper paperwork filled out in a few hours, and once you mail that documentation out, you're "in compliance" with environmental regulations. Other regulatory concerns take months to years to apply for, revise, and ultimately get permits and approvals. Again, smaller, simpler operations tend to be able to get into compliance very quickly, while larger, more complex facilities will take much, much longer.
By taking care of this environmental "stuff" so you can focus on your business! Here at RMA we are experts in environmental regulatory and sustainability concerns, so we come full of knowledge and know-how, ready to assess your situation, provide guidance, and take steps to get you into compliance. We are self-sufficient, business-friendly, environmental experts who can handle your environmental concerns with ease, professionalism, and an eye on results, regardless of where you're located.