Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Spotlight: Health and Safety

ESG Sustainability, a broad concept, is better understood when applied to topics within the parameters of Environmental, Social, and Governance, or ESG. ESG topics, although wide in variety, offer specific, measurable topics on which organizations can focus. For example, ESG topics can range from quantification of energy and emissions resulting [...]

By |2024-04-18T14:48:43-04:00April 18, 2024|Sustainability|0 Comments

Tier II Reporting Made Clear

The Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) guides August Mack through the Tier II reporting season at the beginning of each new year. EPCRA was passed by Congress in 1986 in response to environmental concerns about the storage and handling of toxic chemicals. President Reagan signed EPCRA into law, [...]

By |2024-01-30T11:32:36-05:00January 30, 2024|Compliance, News|0 Comments

Sustainability: A Business Approach

In today's business landscape, sustainability has become a buzzword that pervades discussions at corporate and executive levels across diverse industries. While some might dismiss it as just another passing trend, sustainability is undeniably gaining rapid traction and reshaping supply chains and internal operations across several industries. “So, what is sustainability?” [...]

By |2024-02-29T13:31:11-05:00October 20, 2023|News|0 Comments

Remediation Case Study – Electric Resistance Heating (ERH)

Environmental remediation approaches can vary widely for different projects.  Based on several factors (potential contaminants, exposure pathways, lithology at the Site, neighboring properties, project stakeholder risk tolerances, timing goals, etc.), there are numerous remediation alternatives to explore.  Does the Site require active remediation such as excavation and off-Site disposal or [...]

By |2023-10-30T09:24:28-04:00October 13, 2023|News|0 Comments

Environmental Due Diligence: Understanding Phase I Site Assessments and Recognized Environmental Conditions (RECs)

Phase I Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs) are performed in order to identify any known or potential environmental issues that may have impacted or have the potential to impact the property. These assessments consist of a research-based investigation involving an inspection to observe current property operations, historical research of past uses, [...]

By |2023-07-14T15:52:52-04:00July 14, 2023|News|0 Comments

The Benefits of Pilot Studies for Remedial Injections

When completing remediation projects for contaminated sites, there are many factors that come into play. The type of contaminants and the corresponding concentrations, site characteristics, implementation feasibility, timeframe, overall goal of remediation, and cost all contribute to design of a remedy. Site-specific characteristics that are also taken into consideration include [...]

By |2023-07-14T15:47:03-04:00July 14, 2023|News|0 Comments

A New Phase I ESA Standard: What Has Changed and How Does it Affect My Environmental Due Diligence?

The American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) standard for Phase I Environmental Site Assessments (ESA) was recently revised and published in November of 2021 as ASTM E1527-21.  The reason for the revisions is that all ASTM standards have an 8-year shelf life.  Once you approach the shelf life of [...]

By |2023-07-14T15:15:36-04:00July 14, 2023|News|0 Comments

Considerations for Purchasing a Microscope at a Wastewater Treatment Facility

When considering the maintenance of your car, do you wait until it’s on fire before taking it to the shop? Of course not! We are taught from a young age that we need to check the oil and tire pressure in order to keep the car in good condition. Monitoring [...]

By |2024-05-31T14:43:10-04:00July 10, 2023|News, Water Resources|0 Comments

PFAS Regulations Are Coming: What You Need to Know

PFAS or “per-and polyfluoryoalkyl substances” are a class of compounds (several thousand) that contain a chain of carbon and fluorine in their structure.   PFAS have been used globally for over 60 years, and are still being used because of their many useful properties – they are chemically inert; resistant to [...]

By |2023-04-21T16:01:11-04:00April 21, 2023|News|0 Comments

What About the Other Complex but Equally Important PSM/RMP Elements?

Process Safety Management (PSM) and Risk Management Planning (RMP) programs are made up of fourteen elements.  Some of the elements are very complex and require a lot of labor to compile and manage while some of the other elements can refer to other regulatory programs.  A complex labor-intensive element would [...]

By |2023-04-21T15:51:48-04:00April 21, 2023|News|0 Comments
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