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If you're a business owner in Washington D.C., you've got your work cut out for you when it comes to environmental regulation.
Working in the Nation's Capital, you're probably used to being surrounded by big government by now. It probably doesn't come as a surprise then, that this is no different when it comes to environmental regulations.
The Federal United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) makes the rules for the whole country - they're the biggest, strongest, and scariest environmental regulators in the U.S. - and, you guessed it, they're set up right in your back yard.
What does this mean for you? Well, while the rest of the country fears the (relatively unlikely) USEPA inspector knocking on their door, for you, an inspection from the Environmental Protection Agency is a very real (and even likely) possibility.
These inspectors can hand down harsh penalties, from monetary fines to closure of your business - and in extreme cases - even jail time! It goes without saying that you do NOT want to get on the EPA's bad side. That's where we come in.
We've been helping businesses across the country deal with EPA regulations for the past 30 years. If there's anyone who knows the regulations you face, how to follow them, and how to stay out of trouble - it's us.
So, whether you need a stormwater permit, an SPCC plan, or a full Environmental Management System to keep all of your ducks in a row, we've got you covered! Or, if you want a full-time staff member to work just for you, backed by our whole team, we can do that too!
Environmental regulations in Washington D.C. are taken very seriously by the government - so you should take them that way too! We're confident that our suite of environmental consulting options will help you do just that, so your business has one less thing to worry about.
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.