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Erosion Control Planning: LDA & NPDES permits, Level 3 Soil Surveys & Septic Design

If you are planning to disturb more than an acre of land, you are required to obtain a Land Disturbing Activity (LDA) permit. When applying for a LDA permit and submitting a Notice of Intent (NOI) under the applicable National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) General Permit, you are required to satisfy several criteria....

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All About Asbestos

What is Asbestos? Asbestos is a mineral fiber that occurs in rock and soil. There are six unique minerals identified as chrysotile, amosite, crocidolite, anthophyllite, tremolite and actinolite that belongs to the serpentine and amphibole families. Chrysotile (white asbestos) is the most commonly used form of asbestos. Where does Asbestos come from? Asbestos can be found...

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What is the Difference Between a Phase I and Phase II Site Assessment?

The scenario: You’ve found the perfect location for commercial property and you have decided it is the right time to purchase. It is an exciting time for the business, but when your contractor arrives he discovers an environmental hazard underneath your property. This could quickly become a costly error in judgment.  Where it went...