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In an ideal world, environmental due diligence reports would be like honey or soy sauce and last for many years.  While some have a significant shelf-life, many don't. Our infographic gives an overview of common reports and their validity.

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Three of PM Expert's give a quick take on whether the proposed changes to the EPA and rollback of regulations by the Trump administration will affect Environmental Due Diligence.

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Curtis M. Lichy, P.G., C.P.G., Regional Manager of Retail Petroleum Services, discusses how Michigan SB 717 will speed up and increase site closures

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Beth Sexton discusses how three trends, including the Dodd-Frank Act and maturing CMBS loans, will play an important role in the 2017 Commercial Real Estate market.

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A recently signed group of Senate bills promises developers in Michigan more latitude in obtaining Brownfield funding.  Key provisions of SB 908-913 expand the types of activities that can be covered, loosen requirements on applying for funding and shorten the processing time on Brownfield Plan requests under $1 million.

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Whether you are planning on renovating an older building or demolishing a structure to make way for something new, it is important to consider the presence of asbestos.

How much do you know about Asbestos usage?

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The City of Detroit has funding from the US EPA that needs to be used quickly for environmental assessment activities (Phase I ESAs, Phase II ESAs, or Baseline Environmental Assessments) on projects.

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Closing a US Small Business Administration (SBA) loan on a contaminated site just became a more complicated in Michigan. Recent changes made by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) in late 2015 presents new requirements that may be a challenge for some...

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At some point, you have probably pondered the use of drones  in the Phase I Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) process.  Just think about how useful it could be to use a drone to fly into areas where environmental professionals have limited access, due to either the size or condition of the subject property. 

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If you’re a property owner in New Jersey with a Conditional No Further Action Letter, you may be affected by recent regulatory changes.
Jon Lisko, LSRP, explains what you can do to avoid violations and fines.

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Reviewing prior environmental reports is crucial in the due diligence process since they provide valuable insight on a property.  They can reveal new issues, solve problems and list potential environmental impacts and how they can affect the project, site, and end users.

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The clock keeps ticking for petroleum marketers since the EPA’s revisions to the Underground Storage Tank Regulation (40 CFR Parts 280 and 281) in July of 2015 and the liability shift policy by U.S. credit card issuers in October of 2015.

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New administrative guidance has been released to clearly define the Spill Act Lien and outline the procedures for property owners to contest a lien. Spill Act Liens can be levied against property owners, not only on the contaminated properties but also on any other property they own in New Jersey.

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This year, the EPA’s Brownfield Grant Program will have $30 million more than last year to spend to revitalize abandoned, underused and potentially contaminated sites. While mixed use retail/residential projects took center stage in 2015, some new redevelopment possibilities have gained traction recently.

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Who likes to eat snacks?  Short answer is most of us.  But did you know that what makes some potato chips taste good are also attractive to bacteria that can reduce groundwater contaminates?

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Michigan Banker magazine gathered a panel of experts, including Pete Bosanic and Mike Kulka, to discuss key points of Michigan's new UST Cleanup fund and bring readers up to date after its August board meeting.

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If you own rental properties in Detroit built before 1978, there is a good chance that you're out of compliance with the city's Lead ordinance.  Read on to learn why...

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HUD's Office of Multifamily Housing policy requires radon testing for most new FHA-insured construction, however, there are some exceptions...

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Take advantage of  SBA 504 Green Energy loans, which enable business owners to get a second mortgage to fund energy efficient projects with a limit of $5.5 million each...

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What is the difference between an Environmental Transaction Screen (ETS) and a Phase I ESA?
PM Principal and Vice President Steve Price, CHMM explains the difference in coverage and protection between these two commonly used environmental reports...

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Thought your property had to be contaminated to qualify for brownfield incentives or to be considered for Brownfield funding? Think again.

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PM Environmental President Pete Bosanic, P.E., Q.C., explains the risk of not licensing Environmental Consultanst in the MPAMACS magazine...

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PM Environmental's Vice President, Greg Stephenson P.G., discusses the complex environmental regulations petroleum marketers face and critical questions to ask your consultant...

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There has been a growing demand for additional engineering reports beyond the traditional title, appraisal, environmental and surveys. Property Conditions Assessments provide a valuable tool to bridge the gap of data that can be and often are missing from traditional reports by design...

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Lead is a naturally occurring element and is found in virtually every part of the environment. But with high amounts of exposure to lead-based products, your child’s health may be put at risk.

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The Association of State and Territorial Solid Waste Managment Officials (ASTSWMO) released its final report in an attempt to ward off possible federal funding cuts to the Underground Storage Tanks (USTs) program.

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Property Condition Assessments (PCAs) can be the best tool to prevent costly surprises on property investments. 
The less you know the greater the risk. For those looking to buy, lend on or invest in a building or property, the best tool to prevent costly surprises related to potential defects and deferred maintenance is a PCA...
 

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Personal liability, strict fines and random audits makes becoming an Asbestos inspector in New York City a challenge...

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Jamie Antoniewicz, P.E. and Project Engineer, answers a few of the most common questions about Vapor Intrusion.
Why do I need to worry about vapor intrusion?
Vapor intrusion results from chemical vapors emanating from contaminated soil or groundwater...

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