your environmental partner
Running a facility in the wood and timber industry can mean many regulations. The team at RMA is here to help you with compliance.
In the wood and timber industry, there is no shortage of regulations no matter what type of business you operate. Sometimes it can feel like it's almost impossible to keep track of, let alone maintain. Whether your business deals more with resources directly or final products, your operations have a direct impact on the land. Compliance might seem unimportant or too expensive to attempt, but we can assure you it's something that's worth your time. It's often better to get ahead of the game and get into compliance than have to scramble once penalties are incurred.
There's where we can help. You know that you need to get into compliance, but you don't have the time and don't know where to begin. The RMA team is able to not only help you figure out what action items you need to complete to be compliant, we're also the team that can make sure it gets done. From start to finish we're here to help with any of your environmental compliance needs and answer any questions you may have along the way. We've been helping facilities like yours for decades, so you can rest easy knowing you're working with experts.
Facilities, processes, and equipment can all require an air permit, depending on numerous factors.
Many locations require registration for aboveground and below-ground tanks containing oil and other various materials.
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.
Many regulations require annual environmental training at a MINIMUM, from NPDES Stormwater Permits to SPCC Plans and more.
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.
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.
Toxic Release Inventory Reporting is an annual EPCRA reporting requirement for industrial and commercial facilities which have the potential to release harmful chemicals.
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.