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Tips to Help Make Environmental Permitting for Air, Wastewater, Stormwater, and More a Bit Easier

Getting environmental permits isn’t on everyone’s list of fun things to do, but with a little work you can make the process work better for all those involved. The following are tips on how to make the environmental permitting process easier for everyone involved. Develop Good Relationships Your Regulators  Regulators don’t want adversarial relationships with Continue Reading…

Mold Tips – Ways to Use Thermal Imaging to Prevent or Find Mold Problems

You can use thermal imaging to identify potential causes of water leaks and moisture intrusion. The high tech cameras capture pictures of heat instead of light. Using the images, you can find problem areas that are noticeable to the naked eye. Thermography can be used to detect areas with too little insulation or improperly installed Continue Reading…

What’s a Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessment? As Outlined in ASTM E 1527-13 in Kentucky, Ohio, and Indiana.

A phase one environmental site assessment is a report that has been prepared on a real estate property that identifies recognized environmental conditions. A phase one assessment does not take soil samples, air samples, or samples of any standing buildings. The phase one assessment is simply a visual assessment of the property as outlined in the formerly titled ASTM Continue Reading…

Creating and Managing An Environmental Remediation Plan That Keeps Your Business In Compliance

Environmental remediation is providing a remedy for an environmental problem. Maybe your company needs to remove contaminants from groundwater or needs to clean up after an oil spill. The goal is to restore contaminated sites or resources back to a level that is safe for people and animals. Environmental remediation can be a complex and Continue Reading…

Hiring an Environmental Consultant Series: What to Consider When Choosing an Environmental Consultant

As the owner/operator or responsible party, you must be aware that you are ultimately responsible for the investigation and cleanup of your release. Therefore extreme care should be used when selecting an environmental consultant, because the responsibility remains with the owner/operator or responsible party even though a consulting firm did the actual work. It’s always best Continue Reading…

Protect Your Company From Being On The Kentucky Division of Enforcement’s Next Fiscal Report

We want to share a document with you from the Department for Environmental Protection and Kentucky’s Division of Enforcement because companies need to be informed about the Enforcement Branch to maintain the required environmental laws and understand how they are being enforced.  From this document you can see that cutting corners will eventually cost your company Continue Reading…

CLEANUP TECHNOLOGIES SERIES: Air Stripping

EPA’s Technology Innovation and Field Services Division developed A Citizen’s Guide Series to Cleanup Technologies. The guide is a set of 22 guides summarizing cleanup methods, designed to help Remedial Project Managers and Community Involvement Coordinators explain complicated technologies to the public using basic terms in an easy-to-read style. Each guide helps answer the following questions… What is it? How Continue Reading…

CLEANUP TECHNOLOGIES SERIES: Activated Carbon Treatment

EPA’s Technology Innovation and Field Services Division developed A Citizen’s Guide Series to Cleanup Technologies.  The guide is a set of 22 guides summarizing cleanup methods, designed to help Remedial Project Managers and Community Involvement Coordinators explain complicated technologies to the public using basic terms in an easy-to-read style. Each guide helps answer the following questions… What is it? Continue Reading…

Managing Environmental Risk is an Important Consideration for Investors Looking to Purchase Industrial Property

Industrial properties are more likely to have environmental liabilities and the problems need to be identified and managed. Demand is high for high tech distribution facilities but most times they are being built on top of old manufacturing sites. Industrial property problems are usually the result of past tenant use. Underground storage tanks (USTs) related to Continue Reading…

Tips for Closing Underground Storage Tanks (USTs)

Many older underground storage tanks (USTs) need be be closed property to protect human health and the environment.  Contaminated ground water is usually the first sign that you have a problem with a UST. For the best tips on closing a UST we need to first know if you want to close it temporarily or Continue Reading…