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How long does TRI Reporting take?

by Chris

We explain how long TRI Reporting takes to complete.

A lot of our customers dread the early spring for environmental regulatory reasons. For many, it means grabbing a stormwater sample to be in compliance with their NPDES stormwater permit. For others, it means Community Right-to-Know Reporting. And for some, it means Toxic Release Inventory Reporting, better known as TRI Reporting.

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Topics: TRI Reporting, Environmental Compliance

Is a mold inspection included in a Phase I ESA?

by Dennis

Learn if mold inspections are part of a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment.

When it comes to Phase I Environmental Site Assessments, many of our customers have a lot of questions. Since this process is likely new to many, it's understandable that so many folks have so many questions about the process, the report, and what's really happening when they purchase a Phase I ESA. One of the most common questions we get is "will a mold inspection be included in my Phase I Environmental Site Assessment?"

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Topics: Phase I Environmental Site Assessment

What to do about stormwater result exceedances in New York under a SPDES stormwater permit EXPLAINED!

by Chris

Learn what to do if your stormwater sample results exceed limits or benchmarks in New York under a SPDES stormwater permit.

Running an industrial operation in New York (city, county, or state) all means one thing - stormwater permits. Having a stormwater permit often means that you need training, or to hire an outside lab, since part of your permit requires stormwater sampling.

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Topics: Environmental Compliance, Stormwater Permits

DIY pH Kit for Stormwater Sampling, Monitoring, or Testing

by Chris

We cover how to put together an effective pH kit for stormwater sampling for under $300.

If you're up to speed on your NPDES stormwater permit, stay ahead of required annual stormwater training, and have a basic competency of technology and your permit, you can easily take the pH of your stormwater sample from a relatively inexpensive pH kit. This is great news for businesses with smaller budgets or folks without close access to a certified lab.

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

Snowmelt & Stormwater Samples

by Chris

Learn when you can use melting snow, or snowmelt, as a stormwater sample.

Living in New Jersey, I've gotten used to cold winters. Snow, nor'easters, the sun setting early, you name it. It's just a fact of life living here in the North East. One thing that rings true for my clients here in New Jersey, over in Pennsylvania, up in New York, and all throughout the region is that when it gets cold out, certain aspects of the business change.

One thing that many clients have to deal with is frozen water, which can be an issue when it comes to dealing with NPDES stormwater permits. Pipes get clogged with ice, the ground gets covered in snow, and life under your stormwater permit can get pretty tricky.

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

Is RMA a bank approved Phase I ESA vendor?

by Dennis

We discuss how banks, Phase I Environmental Site Assessments, and RMA are related.

For anyone getting a Phase I ESA because a "banks says so", there are undoubtedly a ton of questions. From the simple question like what is a Phase I ESA to the more complex such as what does a Phase I ESA cover to the very important how much does a Phase I ESA cost, it makes total sense that people want to know what's in store for them.

There's one particular question we hear on a weekly basis, which is "are you pre-approved to do a Phase I by my bank?

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Topics: Phase I Environmental Site Assessment

Phase I Environmental Site Assessments, RECs, and Gas Stations

by Doug

Learn why Phase I Environmental Site Assessments almost always identify Recognized Environmental Conditions (RECs) at gas stations, service stations, and vehicle repair shops.

Many times when potential customers contact us for more information about Phase I Environmental Site Assessments, a gas station invariably pops up in the discussion. Whether there's a vehicle repair shop across the road, a service station next door or the site used to contain a former gas station, getting a Phase I is vital to ensure you know if there's any contamination at the site in question.

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Topics: Phase I Environmental Site Assessment