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What does a Phase I ESA look for?

by Dennis

Learn what a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment looks for at your property.

We get a lot of phone calls from both current and prospective customers asking us a variety of questions regarding Phase I Environmental Site Assessments. Many of them tell us when it comes to a Phase I ESA, there's a lot that is unknown or just doesn't make sense. The problem is, the "rules" regarding Phase I's are complicated to read through on your own, and to top it off, you need to pay for them!

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Topics: Phase I Environmental Site Assessment

Does a concrete plant need an SPCC Plan?

by Chris

Does your precast or ready-mixed concrete plant need an SPCC Plan?

Concrete plants, like so many other types of industrial facilities, face a tough job trying to balance work and market requirements, safety considerations, as well as environmental regulations.

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Topics: SPCC Plans, Environmental Compliance

Should I clean my property before a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment?

by Dennis

Cleaning up your property could save you some headaches when it comes to Phase I Environmental Site Assessments.

A Phase I Environmental Site Assessment is a great way to make sure you're not wasting your money buying a contaminated piece of property. Any savvy buyer of a property is going to perform a Phase I ESA, but what about the seller? We already know (no offense) that buyers shouldn't trust a seller's Phase I ESA, but is there anything the buyer can do to make their life easier?

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Topics: Phase I Environmental Site Assessment

NPDES Stormwater Permits & Hurricanes

by Chris

Learn what Hurricane Harvey or Irma means to anyone with NPDES stormwater permits.

The recent devastating hurricanes to hit the United States dropped unprecedented, record-setting amounts of rainfall on areas in Florida, Texas and many other states in the continental U.S., as well as the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. The destruction from both Hurricane Irma and Harvey was massive and unfortunately resulted in numerous deaths, the ultimate tragic result of these hurricanes.

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Topics: Environmental Compliance, Stormwater Permits

Could Hurricane Irma cause pollution or contamination to my property in Florida?

by Doug

Hurricane Irma this past week was a natural disaster of huge proportions, resulting in numerous deaths and massive property destruction. While these impacts are in our mind as the most serious, we also need to consider the possibility of Irma's flooding and wind causing environmental impacts to Florida, and to the properties and homes of countless Floridians.

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Topics: Environmental Compliance, Phase I Environmental Site Assessment

Do I need a Phase I ESA in Puerto Rico?

by Dennis

Phase I ESA in Puerto Rico - Do you need one or not?

When it comes to purchasing or refinancing a property in Puerto Rico, many people want to know they're not putting money into a losing property. Just like buying a car without having it checked out ahead of time, buying a property in Puerto Rico without any sort of environmental due diligence, namely a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment, is a foolish move that may leave you stuck with unexpected, unwanted, and expensive surprises down the road.

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Topics: Phase I Environmental Site Assessment

Do personnel issues provide an excuse for non-compliance?

by Chris

Are personnel issues a good excuse for non-compliance?

Running a business isn't an easy thing, especially when it comes to staying in compliance with environmental regulations. Add in the fact that today's workforce is jumping from job to job at a rate that we've never seen before and you have a recipe for disaster. Many of our customers are frequently stuck between a rock and a hard place when it comes to personnel changes, and the effect it can have on environmental regulatory compliance.

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Topics: Environmental Compliance