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Risky Business – Alternative Wastewater Disposal in Tennessee

Tennessee’s unique geology and stream flows present challenges for wastewater. . .

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Honoring Workers Memorial Day 2021

Tomorrow is Workers Memorial Day, which falls on the anniversary of the. . .

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It is That Time Again, Annual Emissions Reports Are Due

An Annual Emissions Report (AER) details a source’s (or facility’s) actual air. . .

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Pennsylvania Stormwater Requirements Beyond Federal

Are you Covered? Stormwater discharge is classified as rainwater and snowmelt. . .

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DHC and Me: Is it time to DNA test your property?

Cheap, fast and informative DNA kits are no longer just for puppies and. . .

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Proposed Updates to New Jersey Air Emission Permits and Reporting

On March 1, 2021, the NJDEP proposed new Air Pollution Control rules that, if. . .

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ASTM Updates on the Horizon

With the eight-year horizon nearing regarding updates to ASTM E152-13, the ASTM. . .

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Breathing Easier: Respiratory Protection and COVID-19

It’s hard to believe that just one year ago, we were only just learning about. . .

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Perseverance and Environmental Site Characterization : What can we learn from NASA’s latest Martian Adventure?

We have been living during a period where the need to persevere has never been. . .

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COVID-19 and OSHA Injury and Illness Reports

It’s that time of year again – time to complete your Summary Report of. . .

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The Environmental Due Diligence Consultant's Role in Assessing Risk

Most buyers of commercial real estate know they face environmental risk, and. . .

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ISO 45001 and OSHA’s Safety and Health Management Programs: Which SMS structure is right for you?

Ensuring workplace health and safety is a goal of every organization, but it. . .

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Top 5 Considerations Overlooked in Tier II Reporting

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5 Must-Dos When Completing Your Management Walkthrough

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PFAS - True False Quiz

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How To Best Manage Underutilized/Surplus Properties

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New York Adopts Landmark Drinking Water Standard for Emerging Contaminant, 1,4-Dioxane

1, 4-Dioxane, an “emerging contaminant” resulting from decades-old industrial. . .

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The Maui Case – Clean Water Act Implications

By now, you may have heard about the “Maui Case.” No, we’re not talking about a. . .

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Insights into Common Due Diligence Compliance Shortcomings: Part Three

Continuing with our four-part mini-series on Common Due Diligence Compliance. . .

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USEPA's COVID Enforcement Policy is Changing

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted virtually every industry sector around the. . .

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Designing a COVID Response Plan to Fit Your Needs: Q & A

COVID-19 presents a new and challenging dynamic for managing a business, and. . .

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Rebuilding the Minneapolis and St. Paul Communities: Cleaning Up and Looking Forward

For Riot-Damaged Twin Cities Businesses, Rebuilding Will Begin There are two. . .

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Meaningful Sustainability Reporting - A Data-Driven Approach: Part Three

In Part One of this series, we discussed the various global standards driving. . .

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Minnesota First to Say “Goodbye” to TCE

Trichloroethene, or TCE, is a chemical solvent that has historically been. . .

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Real Estate Investing: Environmental Due Diligence from Your Home Office

As the COVID-19 pandemic headlines our daily newsfeeds and impacts day-to-day. . .

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Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and Respiratory Protection in the Age of COVID-19

Although there are multiple sources of information and guidance from health. . .

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EPA’s Enforcement Discretion Policy for COVID-19: Everything You Need to Know

On March 26, 2020, USEPA issued a policy memorandum detailing a temporary,. . .

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We’re on the Road to Reopening … from an EHS Perspective

“These are unprecedented times.” How many times have you heard that in the past. . .

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Health and Safety Perspective: Managing Through a Pandemic, and Preparing for the Next One

By now, we have all endured several weeks of various “Stay at Home” Orders. . .

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COVID-19 Risk Tolerance and your PLL Insurance Policy

As EHS professionals, we are accustomed to identifying and quantifying. . .

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Skinning the Environmental Liability Cat

Owners, buyers and sellers of industrial properties are all subject to. . .

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COVID-19 Best Practices for Manufacturing Facilities

Essential Businesses With Manufacturing- Adding COVID-19 Practices Into Your. . .

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Property Management During COVID-19 Pandemic: Best Practices from an Environmental, Health & Safety (EHS) Perspective

You have braved the grocery store and added the phrase ‘social distancing’ to. . .

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Coal Ash Disposal – Stakeholders Beware

Multiple stakeholders are currently involved in how coal combustion residuals. . .

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Wetlands: What they are and why they matter?

Are you planning to purchase a piece of real estate for development? Federal. . .

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A Contaminated Day in Your Neighborhood

“It’s a beautiful day in this neighborhood, A beautiful day for a neighbor.. . .

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Meaningful Sustainability Reporting – Choosing and Using Reporting Guidelines: Part Two

When preparing for the sustainability reporting process, begin by determining. . .

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Understanding the Changes to the Minnesota 2020 Industrial Stormwater Permit

In the state of Minnesota, the new year signals that it is time to make sure. . .

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Historic NEPA Law Faces Change

Last Thursday the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) proposed a major. . .

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US Regional Carbon Cap and Trade Groups - Solving a Regional Problem with a New Approach

With international and national carbon reduction initiatives stalled under the. . .

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Insights into Common Due Diligence Compliance Shortcomings: Part Two

Industrial Oils: SPCC and Used Oil Management Continuing with our four-part. . .

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The ASTM E1527 Phase I Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) Standard – A Look Back: Part One

As many of you have heard, it’s time for an update to the ASTM International. . .

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Meaningful Sustainability Reporting – Standards that Align with Global Expectations - Part One

‘Tis the season – for getting your end-of-year ducks in a row and thinking. . .

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Current Minnesota Pollution Control Agency Priorities

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) has established a strategic plan. . .

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Insights into Common Due Diligence Compliance Shortcomings - Part I: Tier II, Form R, and EPCRA

EPCRA, Tier II, and Form R When completing a mergers and acquisitions (M&A). . .

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FCC Facilitates Wireless Infrastructure Deployment for 5G

According to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the United States is. . .

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Remediation Cost Estimates During Initial Due Diligence: Improving on the Wild-@$ Guess

Real estate transactions that identify Recognized Environmental Conditions. . .

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A Look Behind the Curtain: How GIS Can Instantly Add Context to Your Work

Context is everything. One of the first things any aspiring field scientist. . .

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EPA Adopts Final Rule Addressing 11 “Moderate” Ozone Nonattainment Areas

On August 23, 2019, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) took final action. . .

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How Good is Your Process Safety Management Program?

Could a fatal accident happen at your facility? The Occupational Safety and. . .

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Important Considerations for In-Building Environmental Due Diligence

When purchasing real estate, whether it be multifamily residential, commercial. . .

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Weed and the Workplace

On June 25, the state of Illinois passed legislation to decriminalize. . .

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Regional Planning Authority Advocates for Brownfield Development

The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) is the comprehensive. . .

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5 Steps to A Successful Air Permit Application

If you are building a facility or adding new equipment to an existing facility. . .

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Using CCDDs for Uncontaminated Soil Disposal

In Illinois, clean construction and demolition debris (CCDD) facilities allow. . .

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Happy Birthday Superfund - Part 2

In Part 1 of this blog, a summary of Superfund accomplishments since its. . .

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Happy Birthday Superfund - Part 1

When the Superfund program turns 40 next year, few are likely to celebrate with. . .

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TPH Risk Evaluation at Petroleum-Contaminated Sites

Petroleum hydrocarbons are unique in environmental assessment and management. . .

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What is a State Historic Preservation Officer and What Do They Do?

More than a quarter century after enactment of the National Environmental. . .

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Utica Shale - The Marcellus and More

To a general audience, the Marcellus Shale is widely known as the sole. . .

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Buying a Business Can Have Environmental Risks Beyond Just Real Estate – Part 2

When buying an operating a business, it’s important to consider the current. . .

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Buying a Business Can Have Environmental Risks Beyond Just Real Estate – Part 1

You’ve identified the target you want to acquire. All of the numbers look great. . .

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Legacy Sites and Hidden Liability

Environmental due diligence during the acquisition of a corporation, operation. . .

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Leachate and Industrial Wastewater Challenges

Landfill leachate is created by rainfall percolating through the waste mass,. . .

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EHS Decision-Making in Uncertain Times

The internet likes nothing better than a scary meme, and “regime change brings. . .

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Cost-Conscious Environmental Compliance: Part Two

A powerful business case can always be made for a company providing substantial. . .

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Cost-Conscious Environmental Compliance: Part One

On a daily basis, business executives experience the pressure of needing to. . .

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Biomass Conversion Technologies

There are many different types of biomass that include crop wastes, forestry. . .

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Revealed: OSHA’s Top 10 Violations for 2018

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has made approximately. . .

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What to Expect When You’re Expecting (…An EHS Regulatory Compliance Audit)

If you’ve ever been greeted at the door of your facility with the smiling face. . .

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An Overview of the IDOT Phase I Training, or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love NEPA

Written by Ravi Pathare, Staff Scientist, who works in BBJ Group's Real Estate. . .

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UST Regulation Changes on the Horizon in Pennsylvania

The Pennsylvania Legislature Considers Changes to the Underground/Aboveground. . .

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Superfund Site Closures Ramping Up

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announced that closures. . .

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BBJ Rocks 2018 Oklahoma Brownfields Conference

Yee haw, what a conference. I don’t think I’ve ever learned so much in such a. . .

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Organizing Your Firm’s EHS Function for Risk Management and Value Creation

Traditionally, environmental, health and safety (EHS) functions have been. . .

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Is a RCRA Site Right for Your Next Project?

I want to talk to you about a common problem faced by developers today.  It’s. . .

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3 Myths About Environmental Due Diligence

Environmental due diligence completed in conjunction with a real estate. . .

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EPA Issues New Post-Closure Long-Term Stewardship Policy for RCRA and CERCLA Sites: Part Two

As discussed here previously on August 13, 2018, EPA recently released a policy. . .

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EPA Issues New Post-Closure Long-Term Stewardship Policy for RCRA and CERCLA Sites: Part One

EPA’s Office of Site Remediation Enforcement recently published a policy memo. . .

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Is Your Environmental Consultant Forgetting About You?

Tucked neatly in Appendix X3 of ASTM E1527-13, Standard Practice for. . .

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Welcome to RCRA e-Manifest!

As required by the Hazardous Waste Electronic Manifest Act (October 2012), EPA. . .

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Remediation Cost Estimates: What’s SWAG Got to Do With It?

Client:                   “I need a cost estimate today to remediate the site.. . .

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Illinois EPA Announces New Compliance Inspection Priorities

During a recent presentation by Ted Dragovich, P.E., the Illinois Environmental. . .

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Enforcement for New OSHA Respirable Crystalline Silica Limits Starts June 23, 2018

As presented previously in our blog, the Occupational Safety and Health. . .

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Common Mistakes Made During Environmental Due Diligence

The Letter of Intent is signed. The clock is ticking. Both sides of the table. . .

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Managing Soil Vapors in Minnesota: A Guide for Property Developers

What is Soil Vapor Intrusion? Running into environmental barriers in the midst. . .

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Community Engagement: Optional or Necessary?

Why Community Engagement Matters Recently in my neighborhood, a shiny new. . .

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Who Pays for Environmental Remediation in Michigan

Who Pays for Environmental Remediation in Michigan? Environmental Site. . .

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New Developments on Regulation of Groundwater Discharges - Part Two

Clean Water Act and Groundwater Discharge Part One of this blog entry discussed. . .

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New Developments on Regulation of Groundwater Discharges - Part One

Clean Water Act and Groundwater The federal Clean Water Act (CWA) regulates and. . .

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Wisconsin DNR Claims Authority to Regulate PFAS Contamination

In February 2018, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR), stated. . .

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Cultural Differences: How EHS Adapts in a Global Setting

Identifying Cultures Open-mindedness is a key aspect in the integration of. . .

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Audit Fatigue: How Often Should Managers Conduct Environmental Health and Safety Audits

Evaluating the Purpose of EHS Compliance Audits Environmental compliance audits. . .

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Contaminated Land: Big problems hit you between the eyes. Sweat the small stuff

There are more than 126,000[1] contaminated sites in the U.S. You see them. . .

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Solving the Superfund Puzzle

For decades, Superfund sites – properties listed on the National Priorities. . .

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Key Takeaways from Trump’s EPA 2018–2022 Strategic Plan

The U.S. EPA recently released its four-year strategic plan, and consistent. . .

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OSHA is in a High Enforcement Phase

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) goes through. . .

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Understand and Love Your Vapor Mitigation System

OK, only the nerdiest engineer can love a vapor mitigation system, but the. . .

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Cleaning Up the Mess of Soil Landfilling – The Financial Case of Fill Reuse

Property redevelopment is inherently complicated. It’s right there in the word.. . .

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