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Why does my bank want me to get a Phase I or Phase II ESA?

by Dennis

Learn why banks require a Phase I ESA.

When it comes to purchasing or refinancing a piece of property, a lot of people end up having questions around the Phase I and Phase II ESA process. One of the most common things we hear is people wondering why their bank is requiring a Phase I, or in some cases, a Phase II ESA at a piece of property. So whether this wasn't properly explained to you by a bank or lending institution, or you aren't entirely sure what a Phase I ESA actually is, if you're wondering why a bank might require a Phase I or Phase II ESA, we'll try to answer that question as easily and transparently as possible. Just bear in mind we aren't a bank, but this article mirrors conversations we've had with folks in the financial realm when it comes to Phase I work.

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Topics: Phase I Environmental Site Assessment

Who needs a Florida MSGP (Multi-Sector General Permit) Stormwater Discharge Permit?

by Chris

We discuss who may need coverage under the MSGP stormwater permit in Florida.

Knowing if rules and regulations apply to you is a never-ending task, especially when it comes to environmental regulations such as NPDES stormwater permits. Since there are a lot of stormwater permit options out there, knowing which one applies to you, or which one you are covered by, is imperative for knowing where to start. If you aren't sure if you're covered under the Multi-Sector General Stormwater Permit in Florida, you've come to the right place.

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Topics: Stormwater Permits, Florida MSGP, MSGP Stormwater Permits, Industrial Stormwater Permits, NPDES Permitting

How much does a Phase I ESA cost in Florida?

by Doug

Learn how much a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment might cost in Florida.

Regardless of whether you're new to the topic of a Phase I ESA in Florida, or you're familiar with them, one of the primary questions we get folks asking us is simply, what's the price? It's never been easier to find the price of anything before thanks to the internet, so it makes sense that a lot of people are looking around and asking us how much does a Phase I ESA cost in Florida.

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Topics: Phase I Environmental Site Assessment

What are Class A recyclable materials in New Jersey?

by Doug

Learn what New Jersey classifies as Class A recyclable materials.

Getting into the recycling game in New Jersey isn't easy. It's expensive, and it takes a long time. And, you're not even guaranteed that you'll be able to open a business even if you have a great business plan. To top it all off, the State of New Jersey categorizes recyclable solid waste materials into four groups or "classes", which are not intuitively obvious or easy to figure out. Knowing which class of recyclable material is critical to anyone interested in getting into the recycling business in New Jersey, so let’s dive in and go over what Class A recyclable materials in New Jersey are.

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Topics: New Jersey Recycling Permits, New Jersey Environmental Services

What happens if my lab forgets to test for a parameter in my stormwater sample?

by Chris

The odds are pretty good that if you're reading this article, you already understand that stormwater permits likely require some form of stormwater sampling, monitoring, or testing.

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Topics: New Jersey Stormwater Permits, Stormwater Permits

The 5G2 Basic Industrial Stormwater Permit in New Jersey EXPLAINED

by Doug

What you need to know about the Basic Industrial Stormwater Permit (5G2) in New Jersey.

When it comes to stomwater permits here in New Jersey, figuring out what you need, don't need, and how to navigate the path to compliance with the regulations can be tricky. For any operation that isn't covered by one of the "industry-specific" stormwater permits, there's a chance you might be able to be covered by the Basic Industrial Stormwater Permit, or the 5G2 Permit for short.

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Topics: New Jersey Stormwater Permits, New Jersey Recycling Permits, New Jersey Recycling Exemptions, New Jersey Environmental Services

How to do a stormwater visual inspection the right way.

by Doug

Here's how to do a stormwater visual inspection.

Nearly every NPDES stormwater discharge permit in the United States, from the Federal Multi-Sector General Permit (MSGP) to state MSGPs and other state-specific stormwater discharge permits, a very common requirement in many of them is that permit holders (that means you) conduct "visual monitoring" of their stormwater discharges.

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Topics: New Jersey Stormwater Permits, Stormwater Training, Stormwater Permits