About Doug Ruhlin

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Hi, I'm Doug Ruhlin, and I opened Resource Management Associates back in 1992. I always liked being outside as a kid, so it seems only natural that at this point in my life I run and act as the senior environmental consultant here at RMA. I have a BS in Geosciences from Rider University, an MS in Atmospheric & Oceanic Science from the University of Michigan, and more certifications and credentials than I can keep track of. The more I know, the better I can help my customers get, and stay in compliance with environmental regulations. For many, that's as far as my skills can take them, and that's great! Helping out customers stay in compliance with rules and regulations is what we do! For the rest, I really enjoy getting to know unique operations that are looking to become market and industry by looking beyond with things such as Environmental Management Systems and Sustainable Practices. Why? Because I'm a real person, who's passionate about helping your business find real solutions to the environmental problems you're facing and the very real opportunities that exist out there. Here's a few tidbits about me: - I was born and raised in New Jersey, aside from a few years living in Michigan. - I love football, basketball, and baseball, and try to get to as many Philadelphia Phillies and Rutgers Scarlet Knights football games as I can. - I love surfing, and have surfed in virtually every US state touching a surf-able body of water. Still waiting to get the Great Lakes and Alaska on a good swell! - My conversational Spanish is rusty, but getting better every day. - I have three wonderful kids, a beautiful wife, and a cat! - I roast and grind my own coffee beans! - I love going camping and working in my yard. As I said, I'm kind of an outdoors guy.

Recent Posts by Doug Ruhlin

Generator at Data Center Inspected During Environmental Audit
Environmental Audits

A Guide on Environmental Audits at Data Centers

Learn how to handle an environmental audit at a data center. One of the scariest words a professional can hear is "audit". We can all picture the image - someone with a badge, from a three-letter...

Individual NJPDES Stormwater Permits
Stormwater Permits

Do I need an Individual NJPDES Industrial Permit?

Learn when you do and don’t need an individual NJPDES process water or stormwater permit in New Jersey. If you have an industrial operation in the State of New Jersey, one term you may have heard...

Cannabis Facilities Need Air Permits
Air Permits

Does a cannabis facility need an air permit?

Learn when a cannabis growing or processing operation needs an air quality permit! If you operate a cannabis growing or processing operation, there’s a pretty good chance you’ve heard some talk of...

Cannabis Facility Generators with Air Quality Permits
Air Permits

How much do air quality permits cost a cannabis facility?

Learn initial & annual price factors for obtaining & staying in compliance with an air permit at a cannabis facility. When it comes to getting into environmental compliance at a cannabis facility,...

Cannabis Facility Environmental Compliance
Environmental Compliance

A Cannabis Facility's Guide to Environmental Regulatory Compliance

How environmental regulations impact a cannabis facility. When it comes to dealing with environmental regulations, cannabis operations across the United States face a variety of unique laws. With...

Asphalt Plants & Air Permits
Air Permits

An Intro to Asphalt Plant & Air Permit Requirements

Learn how air quality permits and regulations impact your asphalt plant. It can be frustrating and confusing to learn that your asphalt plant needs an air permit. After all, you’ve probably already...

Environmental Compliance

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...

New Jersey Recycling Permits

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

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

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...

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