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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

How to pick a water testing lab for stormwater or process water sampling.

by Chris

Learn why the right water testing lab for stormwater or process waste water matters!

In today's age, running a business comes with a lot of responsibilities. One thing we see tightening up more and more, whether it's pressure from 3rd party environmental groups or government regulators, is your environmental responsibilities. Just about anyone across this country that owns or operates any type of industrial facility has probably heard of NPDES stormwater permits. If you haven’t heard of them, read What are NPDES stormwater permits?

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

Stormwater vs Process Water: Whats the difference?

by Chris

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 stormwater and process water. Most, if not all, NPDES permits have very strict and specific regulations for stormwater and process water.

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

Does a concrete plant need a SPCC Plan?

by Chris

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 often misunderstood. Since environmental compliance can be such a daunting task, understanding what regulations apply your concrete plant is crucial to staying in compliance and out of trouble with regulators and third party environmental groups.

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Topics: SPCC Plans, Environmental Compliance, Precast Concrete, Concrete Plant Environmental Regulations, Ready Mixed Concrete

NPDES Stormwater Permits & Hurricanes

by Chris

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 on areas in Florida, Texas and many other states in the continental U.S., as well as the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. The destruction from both Hurricane Irma and Harvey was massive and unfortunately resulted in numerous deaths, the ultimate tragic result of these hurricanes.

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Topics: Environmental Compliance, Stormwater Permits

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

by Doug

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 also need to consider the possibility of Irma's flooding and wind causing environmental impacts to Florida, and to the properties and homes of countless Floridians.

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Topics: Environmental Compliance, Phase I Environmental Site Assessment

Do personnel issues provide an excuse for non-compliance?

by Chris

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 today's workforce is jumping from job to job at a rate that we've never seen before and you have a recipe for disaster. Many of our customers are frequently stuck between a rock and a hard place when it comes to personnel changes, and the effect it can have on environmental regulatory compliance.

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Topics: Environmental Compliance