What are the advantages of instituting a Beneficial Reuse program?
Beneficial Use/Waste Management/Recycling service can provide a customer an opportunity to reduce disposal costs or transform cost-draining waste streams into profitable, recurring revenue streams. Our approach is to qualify appropriate materials for beneficial use/recycling in an effort to secure required state permits. ENVi can also provide all record keeping and permit management.
How can I be certain a company is qualified in the area of performing environmental due diligence?
For due diligence services, review the background on key personnel and verify that such personnel have a proven track record as an environmental professional. What is the company’s industry reputation and track record for successful approvals for projects submitted to regulatory agencies? Can they provide you with references of projects they have handled that are similar to yours?
When is a Phase I assessment required?
If you are planning to purchase an industrial/commercial building, you should consider having an environmental professional conduct a Phase I for your knowledge of potential issues and liability concerns. Otherwise, you run the risk of being held liable for issues resulting from contamination that took place under the previous ownership.
What is included in a Phase I environmental site assessment?
A Phase I ESA will provide the ‘user’ a comprehensive review/report of a subject property pertaining to past/current uses, evaluations of adjacent properties, historical information of the subject property pertaining to ownership, uses, etc. The preparer will research regulatory databases, local records, conduct personal interviews of parties knowledgeable of the property and conduct site reconnaissance all in the spirit of determining if there is an environmental condition(s) associated with the subject property.
What is included in a Phase II environmental site assessment?
Phase II investigates Recognized Environmental Conditions (RECs) noted in a Phase I ESA by means such as soil and ground water sampling and analysis, assessing soil & hydrogeological conditions, evaluating possible migration of chemicals off the subject site, etc. A Phase II will compare the chemical analysis to comparative regulatory or risk-based standards to assist the user in evaluating their risk.
What is included in an industrial Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP)?
A SWPPP details a facility’s drainage areas, facility/property operations, surrounding properties and provide a detailed approach for employing Best Management Practices/Storm Water Controls aimed at reducing potential contaminants from discharging off a subject property and polluting nearby tributaries. A SWPPP will include mapping of the facility/property, pollution prevention procedures, BMPs/Control Methods as well as sampling analysis and record keeping requirements.