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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…

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…

Prevent Your Company From Having Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) Violations From the EPA

SPCC is the abbreviation for the Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) Rule.  An EPA regulator from the Office of Emergency Management (OEM) recently revealed the most common SPCC violations he finds on field inspections. Typical Violations from All Facility Types… Container incompatibility. Some examples include using underground storage tanks as aboveground storage tanks and Continue Reading…