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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

Classroom or Online H&S Training - Which is Right for my Organization?

December 15, 2017

A well-planned and managed health and safety training program is shown to have bottom line and organizational benefits.  Costs of doing business continue to increase and human resources are usually a large part of any business’ expense.   More than ever before, worker training has to “make sense” to the business and be delivered cost-effectively.

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Topics: Health & Safety

Brownfields Tax Credits can Help with Property Cleanup

November 16, 2017

For a property developer, commercial property owner, business owner, or nonprofit looking to clean up a contaminated site or restore property in an economically distressed area (EDA), there are attractive financial incentives to help get the job done. Thanks to Brownfields tax credits offered by states like Massachusetts as well as the federal government (via the EPA), you can launch or participate in a Brownfields project and recognize significant return on your investment.

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Topics: Commercial Real Estate, Brownfields

Aboveground Storage Tank Inspections in Massachusetts

November 8, 2017

“Following the Great Molasses Flood in Boston’s North End on January 15, 1919, Massachusetts began regulating aboveground storage tanks (AST’s) greater than 10,000 gallons storing any fluid other than water. The molasses flood killed 21 people and injured 150 more. Many claim you can still smell the molasses in the North End on hot summer days.” – MA Department of Fire Services Website (http://www.mass.gov/eopss/agencies/dfs/osfm/fire-prev/aboveground-storage-tanks.html)

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Topics: Regulations, Tanks

Time is Running Out to Comply with the 2015 EPA UST Rule

October 17, 2017

It is amazing how time flies when it comes to complying with the 2015 Federal Underground Storage Tank (UST) rule promulgated by 40 CFR Part 280.   We outlined key provisions for you in this 2015 blog post. If you recall, the EPA established a three-year compliance window for many of the provisions that apply to your underground tank operation, such as containment testing, release detection monitoring, and overfill prevention.

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Topics: Tanks

Asbestos and Repairing Water Damage

September 28, 2017

Many buildings with asbestos-containing materials have experienced water damage as a result of recent hurricanes. As you prepare to repair a facility with water damage, you must be aware of your responsibilities regarding asbestos detection and reporting. In fact, the U.S. government deemed asbestos so hazardous that it was one of the first air pollutants to be regulated under The Clean Air Act.

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Response to Hurricanes Harvey and Irma

September 21, 2017

ATC is committed to doing all we can to help our friends and neighbors return to work and their homes in the wake of Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma. From minor damage to demolition and rebuilding, our team of local professionals is ready to support all of your storm-related needs.

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ATC Group Services on ENR's Top 200 Environmental Firms List for 2017

September 15, 2017

(Lafayette, La.) – ATC Group Services has been named to Engineering News-Record’s (ENR) list of the Top 200 Environmental Firms. Published annually in August, the list ranks the top environmental services companies worldwide based on the previous year’s percentage of gross revenue for environmental services.

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Topics: Company News

Crystalline Silica Rule: What You Need to Know

August 9, 2017

New Rule:

Effective June 2016, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) finalized the Crystalline Silica Rule for General Industry, Maritime and Construction. The final rule establishes new exposure limits and action levels, as well as specifies requirements for worker exposure assessments, exposure controls, medical surveillance, respiratory protection, hazard communication, and recordkeeping. Any in

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Topics: Regulations

Is Your Facility Prepared for USP 800?

August 2, 2017

Compliance is required by July 1, 2018.

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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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