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ATC's Brian Pine to Speak at Tanks Conference

March 23, 2018

Brian Pine, Environmental Compliance Services Program Manager from ATC’s Pittsburgh, PA office, will be a presenter at the National Institute for Storage Tank Management’s (NISTM) 20th Annual International Aboveground Storage Tank Conference and Trade Show in Orlando, FL on March 28, 2018. Approximately 1,800 attendees are expected to attend the conference.

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Topics: Regulations, Tanks

What Exactly is Legionella?

March 12, 2018

This is a multi-part post that will be expanded on with various health hazard examples on our blog. We recently reported on Ethylene oxide, Formaldehyde, and Glutaraldehyde in hospitals.  We continue this discussion with a segment on Legionella.

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Topics: Health & Safety

Q & A with a Massachusetts UST Site Owner

March 7, 2018

We frequently field questions from clients who are thinking about selling their retail petroleum dispensing facilities and have concerns about environmental situations that could impact their ability to sell a piece of property. For that reason, we decided to take a different approach with this particular blog.

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Topics: Commercial Real Estate, Environmental Due Diligence, Tanks

ATC Professionals to Speak at Arizona Conference

March 2, 2018

ATC Group Services LLC (ATC) will be exhibiting at the Environmental Professionals of Arizona’s 14th Annual Gatekeeper Regulatory Roundup March 22-23, 2018 at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Tempe, AZ. Four ATC professionals from the firm’s Phoenix-area office will be giving presentations on the second day of the conference.

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Topics: Environmental Due Diligence, Company News

ATC Helps Prominent Shopping Village Achieve Environmental Compliance

February 20, 2018

As one of the oldest shopping centers in the country, Cameron Village has seen its development coincide with decades of evolving environmental regulations.  From unknown environmental costs to closure from multiple North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (NCDEQ) agencies, ATC has helped Cameron Village continue its path as one of Raleigh, North Carolina’s most prominent commercial real estate properties.   

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Topics: Commercial Real Estate, Environmental Due Diligence, Tanks

The OSHA Crystalline Silica Standards

February 14, 2018

Crystalline silica is a common mineral found in the earth's crust. Materials like sand, stone, concrete, and mortar contain crystalline silica. It is also used to make products such as glass, pottery, ceramics, bricks, and artificial stone.

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Healthcare Health Hazards, Part 2

February 7, 2018

Industrial Hygiene (IH) is the science and art engaged in the anticipation, recognition, evaluation, and control of workplace health hazards.  In our last blog about healthcare health hazards, we discussed ethylene oxide, formaldehyde, and glutaraldehyde.  These are the most significant and most common IH hazards in a healthcare setting, but many more remain.  In this blog we highlight mercury and waste anesthetic gases.

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Topics: Health & Safety

Healthcare Health Hazards

January 30, 2018

hospital.jpgHospitals are wonderful concentrations of scientific disciplines that work together to diagnose, treat, heal, and cure a myriad of injuries and illnesses.  Unfortunately, this environment can expose the personnel providing these services to some health hazards of their own.  We have all heard about the infectious diseases (tuberculosis, etc.) and blood-borne pathogens (HIV, HBV, etc); but there are many more that are not patient-related. 

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Topics: Health & Safety

Several States Dealing with PFCs, Emerging Drinking Water Contaminant

January 26, 2018

drinking water Several states have recently adopted, proposed or updated drinking water advisory limits or enforceable standards for several Perfluorinated Chemicals (PFCs) - primarily perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), as well as perfluorononanoic acid (PFNA). 

PFCs are synthetic compounds that have been used in a variety of applications to make everyday products that are resistant to stains, grease and water including, but not limited to: non-stick cookware, stain-resistant carpets and sofas, waterproof clothing, cable and wire insulation, food packaging and firefighting foam.

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ATC Partners with Developer on Largest Project in North Carolina Brownfields Program 

January 19, 2018

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ATC Group Services, LLC (ATC) recently partnered with a large developer to redevelop several sizable adjacent tracts of extremely high value real estate. The project involved environmental due diligence, building demolition, and redevelopment to best applicable mixed use. The project is considered the largest project in financial terms ever conducted within the North Carolina Brownfields Program and included assessment, environmental decommissioning and abatement, demolition, and targeted remediation during redevelopment.

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Topics: Commercial Real Estate, Environmental Due Diligence, Brownfields

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Welcome to our postings on the environment and regulatory impact.  We strive to keep you informed with the latest changes in regulations and with lessons learned from our time in the field

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