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Is There a Difference Between Ohio EPA VAP and Other Environmental Due Diligence Tools?

Are you considering purchasing a commercial or industrial property that may have environmental contamination?  Are you curious about the difference between the Ohio EPA Voluntary Action Program and ASTM Phase I ESA/Bona Fide Prospective Purchaser Defense? Since 1994, the only way for a purchaser in Ohio to receive a release [...]

By |2023-01-23T09:38:50-05:00January 23, 2023|Due Diligence, News|0 Comments

What is ProUCL?

ProUCL is a statistical software package developed by the USEPA using many of the concepts found in the RCRA Unified Guidance. Originally developed to evaluate concerns at a specific Superfund site, the USEPA has, after considerable feedback from the remediation community, continued to update the software with additional features and [...]

By |2023-01-23T09:29:19-05:00January 23, 2023|News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Environment Business Risk

Most professionals in the Commercial Real Estate Arena are aware of the ASTM Phase I Environmental Site Assessment Report (Phase I ESA). The fourth iteration of the ASTM (1527) was published in 2021, but all iterations represent a method of due diligence to mitigate legal and business risk associated with [...]

By |2023-01-23T09:18:56-05:00January 17, 2023|Due Diligence, News|0 Comments

What Goes Into An EHS Audit?

Have you ever heard the phrase “ignorance is bliss”? I’m sure we all have.  Unfortunately, that phrase isn’t always correct, especially when it comes to environmental and safety regulatory infractions.  Setting aside the moral obligation to protect our workforce and natural resources, with documented fines reaching the million dollar mark [...]

By |2022-10-12T10:44:01-04:00October 12, 2022|Compliance, News|0 Comments

PFAS – Looking To The Future

What do non-stick coated pans, waterproof fabrics, oil-resistant food packaging, stain-resistant materials, and fire-fighting foam all have in common?  They all potentially contain fluorinated compounds, and more specifically, are made with a suite of specialty chemicals called Perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS) and Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOAs).   PFOS and PFOAs both are fluorinated [...]

By |2022-10-12T10:49:36-04:00October 12, 2022|News, Site Closure|0 Comments

Basics of Phase I Environmental Site Assessments

The Phase I Environmental Site Assessment (Phase I ESA) is a common report used to identify potential or existing environmental contamination liabilities for real estate transactions.  A Phase I can provide important information about a property, but can also be overlooked as simply a check box on long list of [...]

By |2022-10-12T10:50:28-04:00October 11, 2022|Due Diligence, News|0 Comments

Negotiating On-Site Access For Vapor Intrusion

Vapor Intrusion (“VI”), or the migration of contaminant vapors from soil and groundwater into overlying structures, has been a significant topic in the environmental world for over 20 years.  Common contaminants associated with VI are volatile organic compounds (VOCs), which include gasoline constituents, such as benzene, and industrial degreasing and [...]

By |2022-10-12T10:51:27-04:00October 3, 2022|News, Site Closure|0 Comments

The Art and Science of Process Hazard Analysis for EHS Risk Management

Process Hazard Analysis (PHA) is a powerful tool required for Process Safety Management (PSM) found at 29 Code of Federal Regulations 1910.119 (e).  The objective of a PHA is an analysis of hazards following a formalized approach including the team organizational structure.  The art and science include selecting the level [...]

By |2022-10-12T10:48:48-04:00September 29, 2022|Compliance, News|0 Comments

Asbestos And Your Responsibilities As a Business Owner

In my eighteen (18) years as consultant, I’ve seen a lot of oversight of environmental regulations (regs) by a number of clients. Typically, these oversights are not due to negligence. Rather, I find, it’s purely a lack of awareness of the environmental regs that apply to their specific industry. If [...]

By |2022-08-18T08:39:26-04:00August 17, 2022|Building Sciences, News|0 Comments
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