Transitioning from Enforcement to Compliance

A little over a year ago, we shared the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Draft Strategic Plan and that one of their three goals was “cooperative federalism” rather than a top down management/regulatory approach.  This was a significant change in the philosophy...

Can I Do My Own Phase I ESA?

The gist of some recent conversations I’ve had with potential customers is, basically, why can’t I just do this myself?  The “this” they are referring to is a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment (ESA), which is typically requested by their lender. This is a fair...

Environmental Due Diligence in Michigan

As we are currently witnessing, vibrant commercial property transactions are often a key indicator of a healthy economy.  Completing these property transactions with minimal disruptions is owed to several factors, including a well-designed and strategic approach to...

EPA Comments and Superfund Listings

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) gets a lot of attention for an agency that accounts for less than 5% of the total federal budget.  Of course, their policies do have a direct impact on citizens and businesses. EPA Administrator Comments More...