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Average Cost of Environmental Fines, Violations, and Settlements at Industrial Facilities

by Dennis

Learn What it Costs Companies to Settle Environmental Violations

For many industrial operations, the first time they hear about the need for a certain environmental permit, plan, approval, or reporting is when they're finding out the hard way through a violation or other formal notice from a state or Federal regulatory agency. Many of our clients have come to us in the past after finding out that they are not in compliance with applicable environmental regulations at their operation, and they turn to us to help get them out of trouble. One thing we've come to help many of our clients with is getting out of trouble and alleviating potential fines from these regulatory agencies.

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Topics: Environmental Compliance

A Producers Guide to Concrete Plants & Stormwater Permits

by Doug

Everything concrete producers you should know about NPDES stormwater permits & concrete plants.

When it comes to concrete plants, whether it’s a ready-mix operation, precast concrete plant, brick, block, pipe plant, you name it, one of the most common problems producers have to deal with is stormwater permits. Concrete plants of all shapes and sizes across the US often struggle with their NPDES stormwater discharge permits. How come?

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Topics: Stormwater Permits, Stormwater Training, Industrial Stormwater Permits, Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan, Precast Concrete, Concrete Plant Environmental Regulations, Concrete Plants, Ready Mixed Concrete

The Multi-Sector Generic Permit (MSGP) in Florida EXPLAINED!

by Chris

A Guide to Florida's NPDES MSGP Stormwater Permit

When it comes to dealing with stormwater permits and regulations in Florida, a lot of people at industrial facilities either don’t know they need a permit, aren’t sure how to stay in compliance with their permit, aren’t even sure if stormwater permits apply to their operation, and some people just plain old don’t want to deal with it, but know they need it, so they look for outside help.

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

SPCC Plans in New Jersey - What you NEED to know!

by Dennis

Here's what New Jersey businesses need to know about SPCC Plans.

When it comes to SPCC Plans in New Jersey, there's a lot of questions customers of ours have. With confusion around what they are, who inspects them, and what they'll need to do with a SPCC Plan, it's natural for anyone operating a business in New Jersey who either has, or needs, a SPCC Plan to have some questions about the plans and regulations themselves.

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Topics: SPCC Plans, SPCC Training, New Jersey Environmental Services

Water Use Registrations vs Water Allocation Permits in New Jersey

by Doug

Learn the difference between Water Allocation Permits and Water Use Registrations in New Jersey.

In New Jersey, the diversion of water from either groundwater or surface water, such as by a well, pump, or other means, may require either a Water Use Registration or a Water Allocation Permit from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP).

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Topics: New Jersey Environmental Services, Water Allocation Permit, Water Use Registration

Data Gaps & Phase I Environmental Site Assessments

by Dennis

Learn what data gaps are in a Phase I ESA.

When it comes to Phase I Environmental Site Assessments, it's pretty common that people either learn about the need for one at the 11th hour during a real-estate transaction, or they flat out forgot and are scrambling to get one quickly. Regardless, just like anything else in this world, when you work fast, and get something done at the last minute, there are inherit risks that you should be aware of, which in this case, are data gaps in a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment.

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SWPPP Requirements & Florida Construction Generic Permit (CGP)

by Chris

Learn about the Florida CGP & SWPPP Requirements

NPDES permits often require the permittee to do certain things. That can be anything from inspecting their facility or site, monitoring the water discharging off-site, required annual stormwater training on relevant topics related to NPDES permitting, as well as other things.

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Topics: Stormwater Permits, NPDES Permitting, Florida Construction General Permit, Construction Stormwater Permit, Florida Stormwater Permits, SWPPP, Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan