There are definite steps you can take to ensure the safety of yourself and others if you believe a sinkhole may exist on your property. This post details the eight specific actions you should take.
To help you understand the basics of a sinkhole, we have put together this brief blog post to define exactly what sinkholes are, what causes them, and the ways in which you can determine if you have one.
Simply put, a sinkhole is a hole in the ground created by erosion and water drainage. A sinkhole can be formed as the result of natural processes or triggered by human activities.
When acquiring a site for development, a potentially costly risk is having to clean up hazardous waste and/or remediate environmental dangers within the site’s boundaries. That is why you must have a professional environmental services company perform an environmental site assessment (ESA) prior to acquiring the site in question to minimize your risk.
When hiring an environmental services provider, it is critical that you control several factors to keep costs down and arrive at results as fast as possible, without sacrificing quality. Four factors are critical to selecting the right provider to cost-efficiently succeed at a high-quality environmental site assessment (ESA). They include the following:
Topics: Commercial Real Estate
Many developers incur unnecessary costs by parsing out site investigation services. Two of the most common sets of services ─ Environmental Remediation Services and Geotechnical Services ─ can often be combined to save developers resources, time, and money.
Today, businesses face strict environmental regulations from a complex web of federal, state and local government bodies. As such, you must ensure that you are optimally supported by your environmental remediation services provider. Having the right provider is critical to quickly and cost-efficiently completing your developmental projects and maximizing revenue and profit margins. To greatly improve your odds of hiring the right environmental remediation services company, evaluate the following seven criteria:
I recently had the opportunity to attend the annual meeting of the Association of State and Territorial Solid Waste Management Officials (“ASTSWMO”). ASTSWMO, to those unfamiliar with the organization, was established in 1974 to enhance and promote effective state and territorial environmental programs. The annual meeting afforded me a great opportunity to hear and see the perspectives from regulators and industry experts on current issues affecting the use and operation of underground storage tanks (“USTs”). While these issues are not necessarily new, hearing about firsthand experiences truly helps to put things into perspective. Two sessions in particular did just that for me.
What are the Requirements for Storage Tank Records?
There are an estimated half million underground storage tanks (USTs) in the US today, with most utilized to store petroleum, petroleum derivatives, or other potentially hazardous substances. Owners of storage tanks are subject to strict controls on adding, moving, and shutting down storage tanks. There are also records required for regular inspections, reporting of leak detection, testing processes, and more.
What is an Emergency Response Plan?
News reports have been devoted to far too many instances of emergency response requirements in recent months. Stories abound related to more types of emergencies than we would care to think about:
Topics: Health & Safety
What is a Storage Tank Compliance Program?
Companies that utilize underground storage tanks (USTs) are subject to regulations by local, state, and especially federal regulations and controls. Requirements for prevention and detection of leakage from such containment tanks are intended to prevent ground and water contamination by hazardous chemicals and petroleum-based products.
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