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The Pacific Northwest is no stranger to regulations, and when it comes to running a business, it should come as no surprise there are numerous environmental rules and laws that need to be followed. From local concerns to State and Federal regulations, operating any type of business, (especially industrial) means environmental compliance at a baseline, and going green or taking sustainable steps if you want to impress your customers and vendors.
Here's where we can help – staying on top of your environmental considerations is challenging on your own. Even with a team, environmental departments often struggle to have the right knowledge and skillsets. Throughout the years, we’ve helped operations within Washington manage their environmental issues with ease, and when they’re ready, take that next step to become an industry & market leader.
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.