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2021 Archive

Dec 16

Find it. Fix it. Fund it.

According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), more than 540,000 underground storage tanks (USTs) at retail gas stations, service garages, bus terminals and manufacturing...

Nov 23

UPDATE: Revisions to ASTM Standard Approved – E1527-21 Published

An essential component of environmental due diligence, the Phase I Environmental Site Assessment (ESA), is guided by the ASTM E1527 standard. In a process taking over three years and...

Sep 23

An Inside Job: Checking for Asbestos, Lead, Radon and Hazardous Materials

Most developers are familiar with the “outside” environmental compliance issues on a job site – testing for possible pollutants in the soil, groundwater and air. But some are surprised...

Jul 22

TDEC Updates Fund Eligibility Rules

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) has suspended the annual fee for all petroleum underground storage tanks over the next five years. The rule change, which...

Jul 22

Clarifying and Strengthening: Planned Revisions to the Standard for Environmental Site Assessment

Environmental due diligence is an essential responsibility of property ownership. Environmental due diligence is guided by standards developed and maintained by the American Society for...

May 20

Site Readiness Programs Breathe New Life into Neglected Properties

More and more municipalities are doing the homework and the legwork to prepare down-on-their-luck properties for revitalization. And PM Environmental is there to help. Together, we...

May 20

PM Environmental Now Providing OSHA Asbestos Class III Operations and Maintenance Training

PM Environmental’s (PM) Industrial Hygiene (IH) Department is now providing OSHA Asbestos Class III Operations and Maintenance (O&M) Training to property managers and contractors....

Apr 1

Factors that Influence Environmental Due Diligence when Buying Gas Stations

This article was originally published in the Winter 2021 edition of the Michigan Petroleum Association/Michigan Association of Convenience Stores (...

Mar 18

Phase I ESA User Questionnaire {Infographic}

The User Questionnaire is one of the first steps to completing a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment (...

Mar 18

Environmental Due Diligence Concerns in the Affordable Housing Market

Affordable housing refers to residential complexes developed to meet the needs of those on fixed or subsidized incomes, including families, seniors, veterans and those transitioning from...