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How long is my Phase I ESA, Transaction Screen or BEA good for?

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.

Quick take: How will the proposed changes to the EPA and rollback of regulations by the Trump administration affect Environmental Due Diligence?

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.

Michigan LUST Owner/Operator’s (O/O) can expect faster release closures with Senate Bill 717

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

Experts Corner: Three Trends Shaping Commercial Real Estate in 2017

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.

Experts Corner: Michigan Brownfield Incentives Keep Getting Better

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.

Common Misconceptions about Asbestos

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?

Immediate Funding Available for Detroit Projects

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.

New Hurdles to Closing an SBA Loan on Contaminated Property in Michigan

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...

Do Drones Have a Place in the Phase I ESA Process?

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. 

Experts Corner: Time is Up New Jersey. Get Your Remedial Action Permit Now!

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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Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the year 2014 Interview

PM Environmental revitalizes old industrial building in Berkley

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Your questions about Michigan's new UST Cleanup Fund answered

Experts from PM Environmental, Michigan Petroleum Association and Knaggs, Harter, Brake & Schneider, discuss Michigan's new MUSTA fund and answer viewer questions.
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Mississippi Economic Redevelopment Act

Experts from PM Environmental, Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality and Jones Walker LLP, discuss opportunities available under the Mississippi Economic Redevelopment Act.
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Building Communities: Your Guide to the RAD Program

Experts from PM Environmental, Berkley Point and RAD Conversion Specialists, discuss the Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) program and help you decide whether it is right for your agency.  {Watch Now}

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Environmental Consulting Career Tips
Thoughts on career paths, advice on classes, starting positions and much more.
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Not Familiar with the Due Diligence Process?
Check out this presentation to learn about what the Due Diligence process entails.
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HUD Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD):
Information on the HUD's Rental Assistance Demonstration program.
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Michigan's New Underground Storage Tank (UST) Fund Explained:
Get the details on the cleanup fund for USTs.
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Are changes to the ASTM Phase l ESA going to impact your business?
Understand how changes to the ASTM 1527-13 Standard affect Phase I Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs) 
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