Common Questions About Environmental Topics

New Jersey Environmental Services
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Can I get an air permit in New Jersey by myself?

Find out if you can get an air permit in New Jersey by yourself in this quick read! By now you're probably caught up on the basics - things like what air permits are and whether or not you need one....

New Jersey Air Permits
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How do I know which air permit I need in New Jersey?

Find out which New Jersey air permit YOU need! Air permits in New Jersey are pretty confusing. If you own a business, even a small one, and you use any type of equipment that emits air pollution, you...

New Jersey Air Permits
9 mins to read

How much does an air permit cost in New Jersey?

Find out how much an air permit will cost at your operation in this quick read! New Jersey has some of the most strict and confusing environmental regulations anywhere in the country, and that's no...

Environmental Compliance
12 mins to read

The REAL environmental compliance cost for New Jersey recycling facilities.

We discuss the true cost of environmental compliance, including New Jersey recycling approvals themselves. When it comes to starting a recycling business in New Jersey, one of the most complex things...


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Do generators need an air permit in New Jersey?

Backup & Emergency Generator Air Permitting Considerations in New Jersey When it comes to keeping the lights on and things running smoothly, whether it's an apartment building, office, industrial...

New Jersey Recycling Permits
9 mins to read

What are New Jersey recycling approvals?

Learn what recycling approvals are in the state of New Jersey - and what they mean to you and your business! While it seems obvious that everyone is in favor of recycling – particularly in highly...

New Jersey Recycling Permits
12 mins to read

Who needs a recycling approval in New Jersey?

Find out if your business needs a recycling approval in New Jersey in this quick read! By now you're probably caught up to speed on what New Jersey recycling approvals are, but you may still be...

Stormwater Permits
13 mins to read

Who needs a stormwater permit?

Find out if your business needs an NPDES stormwater permit in this quick read! We get asked about stormwater permits all the time. We commonly hear things like: what even is a stormwater permit? Does...

Tier II Reporting
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Who needs to do Tier II Community Right-to-Know reporting?

Learn if Tier II CRTK reporting applies to you and your business! When it comes to environmental regulations, one of the most common things we get asked about is the need for annual reporting of...

Stormwater Permits
9 mins to read

How much does a stormwater permit cost?

Find out how much you can expect to pay for an NPDES stormwater permit. We've worked with businesses across the country to secure various stormwater permits. For most who are getting a stormwater...

Tier II Reporting
10 mins to read

How much does Tier II Community Right-to-Know reporting cost?

We discuss what you can expect to pay for Tier II reporting, whether you do it yourself or hire someone else! If you've recently found out that you need to do Tier II reporting, you may be asking...

SPCC Plans
14 mins to read

Emergency Backup Generators & Environmental Permits

We discuss what emergency generators may require - from SPCC Plans to Air Permits, to EPCRA Reporting, and other environmental regulatory considerations. Emergency backup generators are everywhere...

Environmental Management System Training
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What is an environmental training course?

Find out what environmental training courses are and why you might consider using them! When it comes to adhering to environmental regulations, one of the most common requirements out there is the...

Environmental Management System Training
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How much do environmental training courses cost?

Find out how much you should expect to pay for online environmental training courses If you're considering using an online training course as opposed to an in-person classroom-style setting for your...

How much does an air permit cost?
General Air Permits
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How much does an air permit cost?

We discuss the price & ongoing costs of air quality permitting. When it comes to dealing with environmental regulations, one of the first things our customers ask us about is the cost. How much is...

General Air Permits
7 mins to read

Do I need an air permit?

Find out if your business needs an air permit in this quick read! When it comes to environmental regulations, one of the most challenging things out there is what people most commonly refer to as air...

General Air Permits
8 mins to read

What are air permits?

Find out exactly what air permits are, how they're issued, how long they're good for and more! One of the most widely applicable environmental regulations out there is air permits. Many different...

Sustainability
7 mins to read

Does my business NEED a sustainability program?

Find out if a sustainability program could help your business - and where to start! By now we've all heard the term "sustainability". It seems to be everywhere these days. But what does it really...

Environmental Speaking & Training
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Do I need environmental training courses?

Find out if online environmental training courses are right for you and your business. Environmental training is one of the most common non-compliance issues companies deal with. In fact, one of the...

Sustainability
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How much does a sustainability program cost?

Find out how much a sustainability program will cost you and your company. If you're thinking about implementing a sustainability program at your business, you're probably already asking yourself:...

Stormwater Permits
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North Carolina’s New Marina Stormwater Permit – What you NEED to know!

Learn about the new NCG190000 stormwater permit for marinas in North Carolina. If you own, operate, or work at a marina here in North Carolina, you may be aware of the new stormwater permit just...

SPCC Plans
7 mins to read

Can I do SPCC Training online?

Learn whether you can take an online SPCC Training course. As our world continues to become more and more technologically advanced and online-based, you may be left wondering whether it’s possible...

SPCC Plans
7 mins to read

What should SPCC Training include?

We cover what SPCC Training should include for most people. If you’re looking to purchase some form of SPCC Training, or, if you’re thinking about conducting your own in-house SPCC training, it’s...

Stormwater Permits
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How should marinas in North Carolina test for pH in stormwater samples & discharges?

Learn how to test your pH under the NCG19 Stormwater Permit for Marinas in North Carolina. For a lot of marinas across North Carolina, life under the new NCG19 stormwater permit may be more...

Do I need an environmental consultant?
Environmental Compliance
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5 Reasons Your Business Needs an Environmental Consultant

Many businesses need an environmental consultant, they just don't know it. Do you know the environmental regulations that your company needs to follow? For many industrial (and even commercial)...


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Stormwater Sample Testing: Benchmarks vs. Limits

Learn what benchmarks and limits mean for stormwater testing & permit compliance. No one likes to be told what they can and cannot do, but there are limits to everything. Stormwater regulations are...

Stormwater Permits
10 mins to read

A Quick Summary of Changes in the NEW North Carolina NCG19 Marina Stormwater Permit

Learn what’s changed for NCG190000 stormwater permit holders in North Carolina. Here in North Carolina, marinas are now required to comply with the newest version of their applicable stormwater...

Phase I Environmental Site Assessment
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Can I skip a Phase I and only get a Phase II Environmental Site Assessment?

Learn why going right into a Phase II Environmental Site Assessment, and skipping a Phase I ESA, is a bad idea. One of the most common questions we get asked about the Phase I / Phase II process is...

NJDEP PCP96 Air Permit Compliance Advisory
New Jersey Air Permits
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NJDEP Air Permitting Compliance Advisories for PCP97 & PCP96

Learn what the PCP97 & PCP96 air permit compliance advisory from the NJDEP really means. If you’ve received a notice from the NJDEP recently about your air permit, you’re not alone. Facilities across...

SPCC Plans
13 mins to read

How much does SPCC Training cost?

Learn how much you can expect SPCC Training to cost you. SPCC Plans come along with lots of requirements - monthly inspections, annual inspections, reviews, amendments, record-keeping &...

New Jersey Recycling Permits
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Do I need a recycling consultant in New Jersey?

Learn if you need a consultant at your recycling facility in New Jersey. Recycling facilities in New Jersey have it pretty tough. Just learning how long it takes to get a recycling approval, or the...

Environmental Compliance
27 mins to read

New Jersey Air Permits - Everything you NEED to know!

Learn about the air permits in New Jersey that impact your business. Understanding environmental regulations in New Jersey can be a daunting task. One of the most common things our customers ask us...

Environmental Compliance
7 mins to read

How is COVID-19 impacting environmental regulations at my business?

Learn how the Coronavirus is impacting environmental regulatory compliance at YOUR business, plant, or facility. We all know these are historic, trying times. Aside from the virus, Americans, at...

Stormwater Sample Holding Times
Stormwater Permits
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What are stormwater sample holding times?

Confused about stormwater sample holding times? When it comes to taking stormwater samples used for testing, monitoring, or to be analyzed by a lab, many people out there aren't aware of the various...

Environmental Fine & Violation Settlements
Environmental Compliance
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Average Cost of Environmental Fines, Violations, and Settlements at Industrial Facilities

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...

Ready-Mix Concrete Plant Stormwater Permits
Stormwater Permits
22 mins to read

A Producers Guide to Concrete Plants & Stormwater Permits

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,...

Multi-Sector Generic Stormwater Permit in Florida
Stormwater Permits
22 mins to read

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

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...

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

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...

New Jersey Water Allocation Permits
New Jersey Environmental Services
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Water Use Registrations vs Water Allocation Permits in New Jersey

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,...

Data Gaps & Phase 1 ESAs

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Data Gaps & Phase I Environmental Site Assessments

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...

Florida Construction General Stormwater Permit
Stormwater Permits
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SWPPP Requirements & Florida Construction Generic Permit (CGP)

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...

Phase I Environmental Site Assessment
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[VIDEO] Phase I ESA Costs vs Phase II ESA Costs

Phase I Environmental Site Assessment Costs vs Phase II Environmental Site Assessment Costs [TRANSCRIPT] Understanding the costs that are involved when it comes to a Phase I or Phase II Environmental...

Florida MSGP Costs
Stormwater Permits
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Florida MSGP Stormwater Permit Costs Explained

Learn about costs associated with the Florida Multi-Sector Generic Stormwater Permit. If you need to get covered under the Florida MSGP, it's natural to wonder what it's going to cost you and your...

Why do banks require Phase I ESAs?
Phase I Environmental Site Assessment
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Why does my bank want me to get a Phase I or Phase II ESA?

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...

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

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...

Florida Phase I Environmental Site Assessment Costs
Phase I Environmental Site Assessment
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How much does a Phase I ESA cost in Florida?

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...

NJ Class A Recyclable Materials
New Jersey Recycling Permits
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What are Class A recyclable materials in New Jersey?

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...

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

Learn what to do when a lab forgets to test anything in your stormwater sample. The odds are pretty good that if you're reading this article, you already understand that stormwater permits likely...

5G2 Basic Industrial Stormwater General Permit
New Jersey Recycling Permits
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The 5G2 Basic Industrial Stormwater Permit in New Jersey EXPLAINED

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...

Do stormwater visual inspections the right way.
Stormwater Permits
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How to do a stormwater visual inspection the right way.

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...

Who needs a Phase I ESA?
Phase I Environmental Site Assessment
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Who needs a Phase I ESA?

Learn why you need a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment. When it comes to Phase I's, we get a similar question over and over again - who needs a Phase I ESA? Do I NEED a Phase I? The issue is most...

Water Testing Lab
Environmental Compliance
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How to pick a water testing lab for stormwater or process water sampling.

Learn why the right water testing lab for stormwater or process wastewater matters! In today's age, running a business comes with a lot of responsibilities. One thing we see tightening up more and...

Process Water vs Stormwater
Environmental Compliance
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Stormwater vs Process Water: Whats the difference?

Learn the difference between stormwater and process waste water. When it comes to NPDES permits, whether you're in New Jersey, Florida, Hawaii, you name it, there's a huge difference with regards to...

Phase I ESA Certificate
Phase I Environmental Site Assessment
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Does a Phase I ESA provide a certificate, certification, or document at the end?

Will a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment include a certificate upon completion? The Phase I ESA process is often foreign to people. Many of our customers have never purchased a Phase I...

New Jersey Recycling Approvals
New Jersey Recycling Permits
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What New Jersey recycling permit or approval do I need?

Starting a recycling business in New Jersey sounds like a great idea. After all, you're starting a new business, hiring employees, paying taxes, and doing something good for the environment! But...

No Discharges & DMRs
Stormwater Permits
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Can I report No Discharge (NODI) on my DMRs if I don't get a stormwater sample?

No Discharge on a DMR? Learn if you're putting yourself at risk. Having an NPDES stormwater permit means having responsibilities, such as doing your regular stormwater sample reporting, usually via a...

Stormwater Permits
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Is a New York SPDES Stormwater Permit the same as a SWPPP?

Learn the difference between SPDES Permits and SWPPPs. We get it. A lot of what we talk about is nothing but alphabet soup. SPCC Plans. Tier II CRTK Reporting. There's a lot of acronyms out there in...

What does a Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessment look for?
Phase I Environmental Site Assessment
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What does a Phase I ESA look for?

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...

SPCC Plans and Concrete Plants
SPCC Plans
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Does a concrete plant need a SPCC Plan?

Info ready mixed and precast concrete plants need to know about SPCC Plans. For ready mixed, precast, brick, block, pipe, or any other type of concrete plant out there, the need for a SPCC Plan is...

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Phase I Environmental Site Assessment
9 mins to read

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

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...

NPDES Stormwater Permits & Hurricanes
Environmental Compliance
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NPDES Stormwater Permits & Hurricanes

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...

Hurricane Irma - Pollution & Contamination in Florida
Environmental Compliance
5 mins to read

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

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...

Phase I Environmental Site Assessment
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Do I need a Phase I ESA in Puerto Rico?

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....

Environmental Compliance
7 mins to read

Do personnel issues provide an excuse for non-compliance?

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...

Phase I Environmental Site Assessment
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Do you need a Phase I ESA on vacant land?

We explain when you need a Phase I ESA on vacant land. When it comes to purchasing a Phase I ESA, there are many incorrect & preconceived notions which are incorrect with regards to what types of...

Phase I Environmental Site Assessment
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What is covered within the "scope" of a Phase I ESA?

We explain what the standard, "scope" items in a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment are as per ASTM E1527 - 13. When it comes to purchasing a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment, many folks we...

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Environmental Compliance
8 mins to read

4 EASIEST ways to get better stormwater samples from your stormwater outfall discharge point.

  We explain how you can get better stormwater samples from our stormwater outfall. For anyone out there that works at or operates an industrial facility, chances are you have (or need!) an NPDES...

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Environmental Compliance
5 mins to read

Environmental Compliance & Phase I Environmental Site Assessments

We discuss if Phase I ESA's include environmental compliance reports. Many of our customers call us asking about 'environmental due diligence', and explain they're not entirely sure what they need,...

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New Jersey Recycling Exemptions
7 mins to read

Can I use multiple NJ recycling exemptions at the same time?

When it comes to recycling in New Jersey, many people are shocked to learn how tough it is to start a recycling business in New Jersey. From the costs associated with recycling in New Jersey to...

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Environmental Compliance
9 mins to read

What can I discharge with a NPDES stormwater permit?

Learn what you can and can't discharge with an NPDES stormwater permit. Many of our clients are covered by some sort of NPDES permit at their facility. Throughout the years we've heard from them, and...

SPCC Plans & Data Centers
SPCC Plans
12 mins to read

A Data Center's Guide to SPCC Plans

Get your data center in compliance with SPCC Plan regulations. When it comes to running a data center, the need for disaster avoidance is crucial. An uninterruptible power supply at a data center is...

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Phase I Environmental Site Assessment
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How long is a Phase II Environmental Site Assessment good for?

Learn how long a Phase II Environmental Site Assessment is considered "good" for. If you’re buying a property, or have one that you are considering selling, you probably have had a Phase I...

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Environmental Compliance
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Environmental Audits 101 Podcast

Listen to Environmental Audits 101 podcast with Doug Ruhlin of Resource Management Associates Environmental audits are a crucial way to ensure your company is staying in compliance with the laws and...

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Environmental Compliance
7 mins to read

My Environmental Program Just Passed - with a D-!

We explain why having an environmental program that just "passes" isn't good enough anymore. Remember back in college, when you could pass a class with a D? You could skip class, shirk out on...

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Phase I Environmental Site Assessment
14 mins to read

Phase I ESA Costs in New Jersey

We explain how much a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment costs in New Jersey. Life in the New Jersey isn't cheap. From property taxes to the bump in gas tax recently, New Jersey is an expensive...

How long does TRI Reporting take?
TRI Reporting
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How long does TRI Reporting take?

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...

Mold & Phase I Environmental Site Assessments
Phase I Environmental Site Assessment
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Is a mold inspection included in a Phase I ESA?

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...

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Environmental Compliance
7 mins to read

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

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...

Oakton-pHTestr 30 pH Meter
Stormwater Permits
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DIY pH Kit for Stormwater Sampling, Monitoring, or Testing

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...

Environmental Compliance
5 mins to read

Snowmelt & Stormwater Samples

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...

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Phase I Environmental Site Assessment
7 mins to read

Is RMA a bank approved Phase I ESA vendor?

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...

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Phase I Environmental Site Assessment
12 mins to read

Phase I Environmental Site Assessments, RECs, and Gas Stations

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...

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TRI Reporting
7 mins to read

TRI Reporting & Community Right-to-Know Reporting in North Carolina

Information on Tier II Community Right to Know Reporting & TRI Reporting in North Carolina. Both Tier II Community Right-to-Know Reporting and TRI Reporting can be confusing. From what we've heard...

TMDLs, Impaired Water, & 303(d) Lists
Environmental Compliance
6 mins to read

TMDLs, 303(d) Impaired Waters, & NPDES Stormwater Permits

We explain what TMDL, 303(d) Impaired Waters, and YOUR stormwater permit have in common! I have an accountant because when I look at the tax code it's like reading gibberish. A lot of our clients...

Florida Phase I Environmental Site Assessment
Phase I Environmental Site Assessment
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Why You Need a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment in Florida!

We cover why you especially need a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment in Florida. When most of us think about Florida, we tend to have visions of beaches, orange groves, golf courses, and just...

TRI Reporting South Carolina
TRI Reporting
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Community Right-to-Know & TRI Reporting in South Carolina

We cover details on Community Right-to-Know Reporting & TRI Reporting in South Carolina. When it comes to EPCRA Reporting, usually meaning TRI Reporting & Tier II Community Right-to-Know Reporting,...

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Environmental Compliance
8 mins to read

Pennsylvania's PAG-03 Stormwater permit & how to take stormwater samples!

We cover tips on taking stormwater samples for facilities covered under the PAG-03 stormwater permit. I'm sure by now you know there's a new PAG-03 stormwater permit in Pennsylvania. Many people are...

Do I need a Phase 1 ESA?
Phase I Environmental Site Assessment
10 mins to read

Do I need a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment?

Learn when you need a Phase I ESA. Year in, year out, we hear some of the same questions over and over again when it comes to Phase I Environmental Site Assessments. For many folks who've never...

Environmental Compliance
9 mins to read

Is there more than one way to do Community Right-to-Know Reporting?

We explain ways to complete Tier II Community Right-to-Know Reporting, including for mixtures of hazardous chemicals. Let's cut right to the chase. There's a lot of confusion when it comes to EPCRA...

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TRI Reporting
5 mins to read

TRI Reporting - Form A vs Form R Reporting

We explain the difference between Form A & Form R Reporting when it comes to TRI Reporting. With the New Year creeping around the corner, we're starting to hear from a lot of old & new clients about...

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Environmental Compliance
8 mins to read

Top Ten Environmental Predictions & Trends for 2017

We cover our top 10 environmental and sustainability predictions and trends for 2017. Wouldn't it be nice to have a crystal ball and be able to gaze into the future? Aside from being able to bet on...

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Phase I Environmental Site Assessment
6 mins to read

Phase I ESAs, Ground Penetrating Radar Scans, and Underground Storage Tanks

We explain the relationship between GPR scans, Phase I ESAs, and USTs. For many folks who've never dealt with a Phase I ESA before, and even for folks who have, there tends to be some confusion...

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TRI Reporting
5 mins to read

Is TRI Reporting only for big chemical companies?

We discuss a common misconception that TRI Reporting is only for "big chemical companies". Environmental regulations can be somewhat of a nightmare to get through. Some regulations change across...

Pennsylvania Electronic DMR Reporting
Environmental Compliance
8 mins to read

Your Guide to Pennsylvania’s Electronic DMR (eDMR) Reporting

We guide you through Pennsylvania’s electronic DMR reporting requirements in an easy to understand way. If you’re covered under the PAG-03 stormwater permit in Pennsylvania, or any of their other...

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Environmental Compliance
5 mins to read

Phase I ESA Costs vs Environmental Audit Costs

We explain the connection and costs of a Phase I ESA & Environmental Audits. In today's world, two of the most powerful tools to determine overall environmental status are Phase I Environmental Site...

Stormwater Permits
4 mins to read

Environmental Regulations in New Jersey vs Other States

We explain how environmental regulations in New Jersey relate to environmental regulations in other states. Working all over the United States, we've dealt with our fair share of companies struggling...

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Phase I Environmental Site Assessment
5 mins to read

Phase I ESA, Lead, Mold & Asbestos Inspections

Learn whether or not a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment includes mold, lead, or asbestos evaluations. When we get people calling in about Phase I Environmental Site Assessments, a lot of folks...

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New Jersey Recycling Permits
6 mins to read

New Jersey Recycling Permits, Approvals, and NJ's A-901 License Registration

We explain why anyone with a New Jersey recycling approval should pay attention to A-901 Regulations. There are a lot of regulations in New Jersey, especially when it comes to solid waste and...

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New Jersey Recycling Permits
5 mins to read

New Jersey Recycling Centers & Environmental Regulations

Learn the environmental regulations pertaining to New Jersey recycling centers. If you're currently running a recycling center in New Jersey, or are looking to get into the game, chances are you're...

R13 Stormwater Permit vs RSG Stormwater Permit
New Jersey Stormwater Permits
5 mins to read

RSG Stormwater Permits vs. R13 Stormwater Permits

Learn the difference between the RSG stormwater permit and the R13 stormwater permit for mining facilities in New Jersey. If you're running an industrial operation in New Jersey, you're no stranger...

Phase I Environmental Site Assessment vs Property Transaction Screen Analysis
Phase I Environmental Site Assessment
9 mins to read

A Review of a Phase I ESA vs Property Transaction Screen Analysis

We compare  Phase I Environmental Site Assessments and Property Transaction Screen Analysis. Every buy something you wound up regretting? Maybe you thought you were buying a great vehicle, but bought...

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Phase I Environmental Site Assessment
9 mins to read

Phase I Environmental Site Assessment Outcomes Explained

We explain both good & bad Phase I Environmental Site Assessment outcomes. Let's say you've got a million dollar investment on the line. You want to make darn sure that your money's protected, right?...

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New Jersey Recycling Permits
5 mins to read

New Jersey Class D Recyclable Materials - Electronics, Use Oil, and Universal Waste

Learn what Class D recyclable materials in New Jersey are. When it comes to opening or running a recycling center in New Jersey, understanding what class of recyclable material your planning on...

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New Jersey Recycling Permits
6 mins to read

New Jersey Recycling Permits vs Recycling Exemptions

Learn how to recycle in New Jersey with a recycling approval or exemption. New Jersey is jam packed full of people. Aside from congested roads, we also have a huge amount of refuse we need to deal...

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New Jersey Environmental Services
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Learn how long it takes to get a New Jersey stormwater permit.

We explain how long it takes to get a New Jersey stormwater permit. For a lot of folks in New Jersey, the fact that they need a stormwater discharge permit isn't always immediately obvious. Whether...

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Phase I Environmental Site Assessment
4 mins to read

Who can conduct Phase I Environmental Site Assessments?

We explain the role of an environmental professional, and who can perform a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment. For many folks out there, a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment is a completely...

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SPCC Plans
6 mins to read

Who enforces SPCC Plans?

We discuss why your city, county, or state isn't asking for SPCC Plans, and who enforces them. Working on the road a lot, I get a chance to see a variety of industrial facilities all over the United...

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New Jersey Recycling Permits
5 mins to read

What are Class B recyclable materials in New Jersey?

We explain what Class B Recyclable Materials in New Jersey are. When it comes to recycling in New Jersey, folks tend to get confused about some of the regulations. For example, we commonly are...

The Cost of a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment
Phase I Environmental Site Assessment
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Why some consultants hate to talk about Phase I Environmental Site Assessment costs up front.

The Upfront Cost of a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment & Environmental Professionals When it comes to Phase I Environmental Site Assessment costs, there are a lot of numbers floating around out...

Environmental Experts & Concrete Plants
Environmental Compliance
8 mins to read

Why you need an environmental expert at your concrete plant, and not just the "local guy".

Why ready-mixed & precast concrete plant experts are more useful than "the local guy". A fairly common problem I've seen over the last 25+ years when I've been helping folks at their concrete plant...

Phase I Environmental Site Assessments in New York
Phase I Environmental Site Assessment
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It's vital to get a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment in New York

Whether you need a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment in New York City, Ithaca, or Buffalo, a Phase I ESA helps protect you financially. I was driving through New York City this last week (I know,...

New Jersey Recycling Permits
6 mins to read

Understanding multi-class recycling center approvals in New Jersey.

How you can recycle multiple classes of materials at one facility with a multi-class recycling center approval in New Jersey. Recycling in New Jersey is no joke. From the time it takes to get an...

SPCC Plans
6 mins to read

Different types of SPCC Plans EXPLAINED

We explain the different types of SPCC plans that exist. The other week we talked to an old client of ours. He was working at a new company and the facility he was in charge of needed an SPCC plan....

TRI Reporting
5 mins to read

Are you doing TRI Reporting correctly? 8 common TRI Reporting mistakes

We review the most common TRI Reporting mistakes and how to fix those issues. It never fails, year after year. We start asking folks about TRI Reporting, and we start hearing similar things. While...

Environmental Compliance
7 mins to read

The true cost of an environmental audit.

Environmental audit costs & prices are impacted by the variables at your facility. With the rise in 3rd party environmental lawsuits, and the very real threat of enforcement action at your facility...

3rd Party Environmental Groups
Environmental Compliance
10 mins to read

A Massive Review of 3rd Party Environmental Groups, Lawsuits, & Environmental Compliance

Learn how to protect your company, facility, or operation from a 3rd party environmental group's lawsuit. Ever since the great financial disaster of the late 2000s, everyone's been crying 'budget...

Phase I Environmental Site Assessment
4 mins to read

Using Phase I Environmental Site Assessments provided by the property seller.

Learn why using a seller's Phase I Environmental Site Assessment is a recipe for disaster. When it comes to buying anything in this world, the phrase has always been "buyer beware". It doesn't matter...

Professional Engineers (PE) & SPCC Plan Regulations
SPCC Plans
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Professional Engineers & SPCC Plan Requirements

When you need a Professional Engineer to certify an SPCC Plan, and when you don't. When it comes to petroleum & oil product storage at industrial facilities, there's a nationally recognized plan that...

How long is a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment good for?
Phase I Environmental Site Assessment
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How long is a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment good for?

We discuss how long a Phase I ESA is "good" for, and when it "expires". For many folks out there looking into buying or refinancing a piece of property, a Phase I ESA isn't just a good idea, it's a...

New Jersey Environmental Services
7 mins to read

A Review of Electronic DMR Reporting in New Jersey

We discuss the upcoming electronic DMR reporting requirement in New Jersey, and why this is going to be an issue for anyone with an NJPDES stormwater permit. Whether you're in business in New Jersey,...

TRI Reporting
6 mins to read

How much does TRI Reporting cost?

We explain TRI Reporting costs & prices and the factors that influence costs. Spring time means a few things for us here at RMA. Aside from the weather getting nice and the fact that we're frequently...

Phase I Environmental Site Assessment
7 mins to read

What is a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request?

We discuss Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests, and how they are used in the Phase I Environmental Site Assessment process. The other week we got talking to some folks who were looking into...

Phase I Environmental Site Assessment
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Phase I ESA Costs vs Phase II ESA Costs

We explain the difference in Phase I & Phase II Environmental Site Assessment Costs. A prospective buyer or someone refinancing a property can face a lot of questions. We find that most folks don't...

Environmental Compliance
8 mins to read

How much does Community Right to Know Reporting cost?

We discuss some common elements that can impact Tier II / Community Right to Know Reporting costs and prices at your facility. With a little less than 2 months until Tier II Reporting is due, folks...

Environmental Management System Training
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Is environmental management system training required?

Do you need to conduct training on your environmental management system? A lot of organizations these days are embracing their environmental performance in a way like never before. A fairly common...

Sustainability
6 mins to read

What is the Triple Bottom Line?

We discuss what the sustainability term 'triple bottom line' means, and how it relates to your business. These days it seems there are more definitions of sustainability than you can shake a stick...

Sustainability
7 mins to read

What is sustainability reporting?

Understand what sustainability reporting means, and how it relates to your company. In today's world it's not good enough to simply make claims about your level of sustainability. It doesn't fly...

Is stormwater training required?
Stormwater Permits
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Is stormwater training required?

Stormwater training is almost always required, but when and how often should you conduct SWPPP training? We frequently get asked "why do we need training again, nothing's changed?" Well, all...

Environmental Compliance
9 mins to read

Everything you're supposed to do with your stormwater monitoring results.

Learn exactly what you need to do with the results from stormwater sampling, monitoring, and testing. It's no secret by now that most industrial facilities across the United State have to deal with...

Sustainability
7 mins to read

Who regulates sustainability?

Regulating sustainability is a question many people have when learning about becoming sustainable. We all have to follow rules and regulations. For instance, on the highway we're supposed to drive at...

Environmental Compliance
9 mins to read

The best practices to successfully handle any environmental inspection.

Your guide to handling a successful environmental inspection every time. City environmental agencies, county agencies, state agencies, federal agencies, 3rd party environmental groups....the list...

Sustainability
5 mins to read

What is Sustainability Training?

What is sustainability training and what does it include? A fundamental problem with the concept of sustainability and its implementation in an organization is a failure to grasp what sustainability...

Environmental Compliance
7 mins to read

How often is environmental compliance training required?

Environmental compliance training is required in certain ways for various facilities with different environmental permits. The knowledge of environmental regulatory issues is one of the largest...

Sustainability
9 mins to read

How much does a sustainability certification cost?

How much do sustainability certifications cost? What's the average price of a sustainable certification? Consumers are going green. Everyone wants to see some sort of verifiable label proving that...

Stormwater Permits
7 mins to read

Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD) vs Biological Oxygen Demand (BOD)

We explain the differences between biological oxygen demand & chemical oxygen demand. Yesterday afternoon I finished up some stormwater training with an old client of ours who changed some staff...

Environmental Compliance
11 mins to read

7 Problems with Stormwater Permits & Why They're Broken

We discuss problems with stormwater permits, and why we perceive them as being broken. If you're like most folks responsible for your stormwater program, you know they can be confusing, annoying, and...

Environmental Compliance
8 mins to read

What are the benefits of having an environmental management system (EMS)?

We discuss the benefits of having an environmental management system at your operation. To many folks, an EMS is more than just a way to keep their company in environmental compliance. Some companies...

Environmental Compliance
6 mins to read

Why you should be doing more stormwater monitoring than your permit requires!

What are you testing for in your stormwater sample? This time of year my staff and I spend a lot of time on the road visiting facilities, conducting inspections, and helping clients tackle some of...

Phase I Environmental Site Assessment
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Do Phase I Environmental Site Assessment results need to be reported?

Do I have to report the results of a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment? For many, the findings of a Phase I site assessment can make or break a financial investment, prevent or enable...

New Jersey Environmental Services
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What are stormwater discharges in New Jersey?

How to understand stormwater discharges in New Jersey. We throw around a lot of technical jargon on this site. NPDES permits, SPCC Plans, TRI Reporting, etc. etc. Sometimes these terms pile up and...

Environmental Compliance
7 mins to read

First Impressions at Your Facility: Rate Your Gate

The first thing regulators see at your facility can make a huge impression. A lot of our clients come to us after they receive a violation, penalty, or some sort of enforcement action from...

Environmental Compliance
6 mins to read

What is environmental compliance training? 

We explain the concept of environmental training from a compliance perspective. Environmental compliance isn't just a nice idea, it's mandatory. You are required to adhere to and follow any and all...

Environmental Speaking & Training
6 mins to read

The top 5 traits of a brilliant environmental & sustainability speaker.

The 5 traits you should expect to hear from any environmental or sustainability speaker. Speaking on environmental matters doesn't take a rocket scientist, just someone who can get the job done well....

Environmental Management System Training
5 mins to read

Why do I need environmental management system training?

Understand why your facility needs environmental management system training to make the most of your environmental program. Not long ago a great friend of mine retired from a prominent position...

What does a Phase I ESA Cover?
Phase I Environmental Site Assessment
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What does a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment cover?

Learn what Phase I Environmental Site Assessments cover, and what they don't. There's a lot of misunderstanding about what a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment covers, and what it doesn't....

Sustainability
10 mins to read

What are the benefits of becoming sustainable? 12 benefits that go straight to your bottom line!

These 12 benefits of becoming sustainable can help any business or organization. When it comes to sustainability, a lot of folks and organizations are often left scratching their head. What does it...

SPCC Plans
8 mins to read

When should you update your SPCC Plan & can you do it yourself?

Learn when you should, and are required to update your SPCC Plan. A good client of ours called me up the other day and had a great question. They had just rearranged some equipment and oil tanks...

Should I get a NJ recycling exemption or a permit instead?
New Jersey Recycling Permits
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Should I get a New Jersey recycling exemption or a permit instead?

When you should use a recycling ecemption vs seeking a recycling approval in New Jersey. A few days ago, an eager (out of state) business owner called to ask about recycling in New Jersey. Long story...

Environmental Compliance
5 mins to read

What if I'm not in environmental compliance? Your biggest risks!

Learn the biggest risk of not being in complete environmental compliance. Being in complete compliance with all environmental rules and regulations that impact your business is no easy task. We...

SPCC Plans
5 mins to read

How long does it take to get an SPCC plan?

Learn how long it takes to get an SPCC Plan for your facility. We've prepared SPCC Plans for facilities all over the United States. From our point of view, many facilities should have one, but most...

New Jersey Environmental Services
4 mins to read

What is a New Jersey Stormwater Permit & do I need a NJPDES permit?

We explain what NJPDES stormwater permits are and whether or not your facility in New Jersey needs a stormwater permit. For the last 20+ years, we've been helping businesses, government agencies, and...

New Jersey Recycling Permits
8 mins to read

How long does it take to get a NJ recycling permit or approval?

Lots of folks are shocked to learn how long it takes to get a recycling approval or permit in New Jersey. Getting a New Jersey recycling permit is not exactly a walk in the park. With strict...

Environmental Management Systems
5 mins to read

What is the price or cost of an Environmental Management System?

The cost of an environmental management system is a drop in the bucket compared to cost savings and increased business opportunities. To many, environmental compliance can be tricky due to having...

Sustainability
4 mins to read

What are sustainability certifications?

Learn why sustainability certifications mean different things to different companies and products. It seems you can't go anywhere today without hearing about sustainability, and that's great! But,...

Environmental Compliance
7 mins to read

The top 8 reasons why your stormwater samples are bad!

We discuss the reasons so many organizations end up with bad stormwater samples, or failing stormwater test results. We do stormwater work all over the United States, and one common element we run...

Phase I Environmental Site Assessment
4 mins to read

How Phase I Environmental Site Assessments prevent bad investments.

Learn how a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment can prevent a bad investment and ultimately save you money. We conduct Phase I ESA services all over the United States for our clients, and that...

Environmental Management System Training
5 mins to read

What is Environmental Management System Training?

Understanding what environmental management system training is and how it fits into your environmental program is crucial for success. In today's business environment, staying in compliance with all...

Sustainability
4 mins to read

What is Sustainability?

The definition of sustainability is a hotly debated on, and we weigh in on what sustainability actually is, according to our clients. Regardless of whether you think sustainability is just a fad, or...

Environmental Compliance
7 mins to read

The NJ SM2 Scrap Metal General Stormwater Permit Explained!

Learn about the NJDPES SM2 Scrap Metal Stormwater Permit in an easy to understand manner. The State of New Jersey maintains about 15 different stormwater permits for various types of facilities, of...

Environmental Compliance
8 mins to read

9 Tips on how to take good stormwater samples.

These 9 simple tips can help you get better stormwater samples. We do a ton of stormwater work here at RMA. One service we frequently get hired for is stormwater training, with folks specifically...

TRI Reporting
6 mins to read

Why do I need to do TRI reporting?

Learn why your facility may need to conduct TRI Reporting. The start of every year goes the same way. Recover from the holidays, settle back into a work groove, and start talking about hazardous...

New Jersey Recycling Permits
7 mins to read

Metal Recycling, Auto Salvage Yards, and Class A Recycling Approvals in New Jersey

The rules regarding Class A Recycling Permits & Approvals in New Jersey, metal recycling, scrapyards, junkyards, and auto salvage yards. There's a lot going on with metal recycling and auto salvage...

Environmental Compliance
6 mins to read

My New Jersey stormwater permit expired, what should I do?

We explain what to do with your expired New Jersey stormwater permit. If your facility is covered under a New Jersey stormwater permit, chances are pretty good your permit is expired. If you're like...

TRI Reporting
7 mins to read

How much does TRI Reporting cost when you hire an expert?

We explain how much TRI Reporting costs when you hire an expert, versus the price of TRI Reporting on your own. It's that time of year when we're all wrapped up with Tier II Reporting, and we're just...

SPCC Plans
10 mins to read

What is a SPCC plan?

We explain what a SPCC Plan is, and whether or not your facility may need one. Whether you're in Juneau, Alaska, or Baton Rouge, Louisiana, chances are you have some type of oil or petroleum product...

Environmental Compliance
7 mins to read

Can I take my own stormwater samples?

Learn when you can take your own stormwater samples, and when you should let a professional do it. Many facilities covered under a stormwater permit will find they have to perform some sort of...

New Jersey Recycling Permits
11 mins to read

How to get a recycling license, permit, or approval in New Jersey

We explain what New Jersey recycling licenses, permits, and approvals are, and how to get one. Recycling in New Jersey is no walk in the park. From costly operation fees, to the entire approval...

TRI Reporting
5 mins to read

Is Tier II reporting the same as TRI reporting?

We explain the differences between Tier II Reporting & TRI Reporting. Tier II Community Right to Know Reporting is just about done, which means (at least for us here in the office) we're starting to...

Why do I need stormwater training?
Environmental Compliance
8 mins to read

Why do I need stormwater training?

Here we discuss why you need annual stormwater training, who benefits from it, and what its goal is. A lot of our clients initially came to us when they needed help with their stormwater permits....

Environmental Compliance
5 mins to read

Do I Need an Environmental Audit?

Learning if you need an environmental audit is critical to your corporate success and financial well-being. We're big advocates of being 100% in environmental compliance here at RMA. But frankly, our...

Sustainability
6 mins to read

What is Sustainable Supply Chain Management?

We explain what sustainable supply chain management is, and what it means to your business and customers. Simply claiming your operation is 'sustainable' or 'green' isn't enough anymore. Your...

New Jersey Recycling Exemptions
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New Jersey Recycling Exemptions Explained

We explain what New Jersey recycling exemptions are, why when you could use one instead of a recycling permit or approval. New Jersey recycling approvals and permits are often incredibly difficult to...

Phase I Environmental Site Assessment
5 mins to read

Do Phase I Environmental Site Assessments in New Jersey take the place of ISRA?

We explain the connection between a Phase I ESA in New Jersey and the ISRA process. Many folks in the state of New Jersey struggle to understand the differences between Phase I Environmental Site...

Environmental Compliance
10 mins to read

Can I develop or create my own SWPPP?

Understand when you can create your own SWPPP, and when you should let the environmental experts handle it. Virtually every NPDES stormwater permit in the United States, whether issued by a delegated...

Sustainability
5 mins to read

What is the concrete Responsible Sourcing Scheme (RSS)?

We cover some of the basics about the new concrete responsible sourcing scheme. We've been working heavily with some savvy concrete producers lately who are actively pursuing becoming more...

TRI Reporting
13 mins to read

What NAICS Codes are subject to TRI Reporting?

We discuss how various organizations can easily discover if their facilities should be conducting TRI Reporting based on their NAICS or SIC codes. Many of our clients have come to rely on us for...

What is stormwater permit training?
Environmental Compliance
8 mins to read

What is Stormwater Training?

Here we discuss what stormwater training is and what your staff members might be trained upon. A lot of our clients turn to us when it's time to get environmental training. Whether it's a new...

Phase I Environmental Site Assessment
6 mins to read

How long do Phase I Environmental Site Assessments take to complete?

We discuss how long a Phase I takes to complete and factors that influence the project length. About a month ago we got a phone call from a group of investors who were looking to purchase a strip...

New Jersey Recycling Permits
9 mins to read

Starting a recycling business in New Jersey.

We explain how to start a recycling business in New Jersey. Today, it seems like both the economy and recycling are on the upswing in most places, including here in New Jersey. We have been getting a...

Environmental Compliance
5 mins to read

What's included in Tier II Reporting?

Here we discuss what needs to be included in your Tier II Reporting. Our phones are ringing off the hook these last few weeks with people asking for more information about Tier II Reporting. We're...

What is a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment?
Phase I Environmental Site Assessment
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What is a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment?

We explain what a Phase I ESA is in a simple to understand manner. If you're in the process of buying or refinancing a property, odds are you're hearing the term Phase I Environmental Site Assessment...

Environmental Compliance
7 mins to read

What is an Environmental Audit?

We've found many prospective and current clients of ours aren't 100% sure what exactly an audit is. Here we set out to clearly answer what is an environmental audit, why you may consider using one,...

Environmental Compliance
6 mins to read

NJPDES Stormwater Permit Requirements You Can Actually Understand

We explain New Jersey stormwater permits in a way that actually makes sense. Just about every industrial facility in New Jersey needs some type of stormwater permit. Additionally, some facilities...

TRI Reporting
3 mins to read

How to know if you have hazardous materials in New Jersey

We discuss some ways you might be able to determine whether or not you have hazardous materials at your site. When it comes to hazardous materials reporting, many facilities in New Jersey (and across...

Environmental Compliance
6 mins to read

Do I have to report bad stormwater sample results?

Learn what to do next when you receive bad stormwater discharge sample results. When you get bad stormwater results, you might wonder if you can ignore the results and grab another sample, hopefully...

Phase I Environmental Site Assessment
4 mins to read

What protection does a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment provide?

Learn what protections a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment can provide. Many people know that getting a Phase I Environmental site assessment when dealing with any sort of property transaction is...

Environmental Compliance
4 mins to read

What is Environmental Compliance?

No matter where you are in the U.S., your facility most likely needs to adhere to a wide variety of rules and regulations dictated by various environmental agencies. Here we discuss what the concept...

Environmental Compliance
6 mins to read

What is an SWPPP? What is a stormwater pollution prevention plan?

Learn what SWPPP & Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans are. One of the worst parts of the environmental world is the alphabet soup of regulatory acronyms. NPDES. EPCRA. TRI. SPCC. EPA. DEQ. This...

SPCC Plans
6 mins to read

How much does an SPCC plan cost?

We explain how much an SPCC Plan costs on average. We get plenty of phone calls and emails with regards to SPCC Plans. Normally, it's a new or existing facility looking for one, so they can be in...

TRI Reporting
5 mins to read

What is TRI Reporting? What is Toxic Release Inventory Reporting?

Toxic Release Inventory Reporting is starting to heat up across the country. More facilites then ever are reaching out to learn what it is, if their facility should be reporting, and what kind of...

New Jersey Recycling Exemptions
6 mins to read

A Review of the Most Common New Jersey Recycling Exemptions

We review the most common recycling exemptions in New Jersey. This past year has been the year of recycling in New Jersey. We've worked with several organizations to either open a new recycling...

Environmental Compliance
3 mins to read

Why your Environmental Documentation System is So Important!

Often overlooked, your environmental documentation system is vital. Here we discus why it's necessary to keep it in good order, ensuring your facility stays ahead of regulations, free and clear of...

Sustainability
2 mins to read

What is ISO 14046 Water Footprint Evaluation?

There's one constant on this planet: everyone, and everything needs water. We discuss the recent ISO 14046 standards which help organizations across the planet identify and define their water...

New Jersey Environmental Services
3 mins to read

Which NJPDES permit should I use? A review of common New Jersey stormwater permits.

We review the most commonly used New Jersey stormwater permits, and help you identify which NJPDES permit is right for your New Jersey operation. My employees and I spent a lot of time on the road...

New Jersey Recycling Permits
5 mins to read

NJ Recycling Permits, Exemptions, and Why Recycling in NJ is Broken

We disucss what we've seen over the last 20+ years working with various recyclers in New Jersey, and why we think the process and industry of recycling in New Jersey is flawed and broken. We get a...

SPCC Plans
5 mins to read

Are 55-gallon drums included in SPCC Plans?

Learn whether 55-gallon drums are included in a SPCC Plan. A question we see frequently is are 55-gallon drums included in an SPCC Plan? It's a simple enough question, with a simple enough answer....

Environmental Compliance
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What does Non-Exposure mean under an NPDES stormwater permit?

Depending on the state your located in, and if your operation is located entirely within an enclosed facility, you may or may not need a stormwater permit. Confusing, right? It's called non-exposure,...

Phase I Environmental Site Assessment
5 mins to read

Should a seller do a Phase I ESA? The top 5 reasons it makes sense

When buying or selling a property, a Phase I is really a no brainer. We discuss the top 5 reasons why someone selling a property may consider getting a Phase I in order to bolster their sales effort....

SPCC Training vs Stormwater Permit Training
SPCC Plans
6 mins to read

SPCC Training vs Stormwater Training – What's the difference?

Training on your environmental permits & approvals is often required to stay in compliance. Failure to train can cost you in fines, penalties, and violations, and endanger your employees because they...

Environmental Compliance
6 mins to read

Do I need to report bad stormwater sampling results?

Learn what bad sample results mean to you when it comes to reporting time.  A lot of our stormwater clients have been asking us lately if they need to report bad stormwater sampling results. It's...

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