Environmental Risk Management | For Property Owners

 What is Environmental Risk Management? Managing environmental risk involves diligent research to identify, maintain and restore property value and provide economic benefits to property owners, small businesses, international corporations and state governments. A talented staff of scientists, geologists and engineers seek to determine what environmental risks exist onsite and then determine how to manage, reduce… Read More...

Lee County Launches Environmental Policy Management Office

Lee County Manager Roger Desjarlais has announced the establishment of the Environmental Policy Management Office.  It will be responsible for ensuring a balanced approach as county staff reviews and enforces Lee County Commissioners’ environmental policies. Staff will serve as a central source of environmental information and assistance to Desjarlais and his senior management team as… Read More...

Forensic Solutions & Remediation For Mixed Plume Sites

Call Us At 1-888-ENV-MGMT (1-888-368-6468) To Schedule This Free Webinar  Our forensic seminar is delivered over the internet and features forensic tools that seek to present environmental remediation to help solve problems at mixed plume sites with more than one responsible party. The tools are used to verify the presence of a new release, to… Read More...

Lender Defenses, Tenant Operations, and Transfers to Third Parties

Florida Statutes (FS) Section 376.308 pertains to the liabilities and defenses of facilities at contaminated sites. This article emphasizes lender defenses as outlined in paragraph 3 of the statute. The language in 376.308(3) is similar to the federal language in the 1996 Asset Conservation, Lender Liability, and Deposit Insurance Protection Act and is designed to… Read More...

New Subcommittee on Forensic Environmental Investigations

The origin of recently established ASTM Subcommittee E50.06 on Forensic Environmental Investigations, part of Committee E50 on Environmental Assessment, Risk Management and Corrective Action, is based in Daubert challenges, in which attorneys challenge their opponent’s expert witnesses. In many cases, experts are competent and their scientific methods credible, but due to the lack of professional… Read More...

Environmental Business Opportunities

Prepared By: Stephen F. Hilfiker, President Environmental Risk Management, Inc. Trends in recent environmental regulation, public perception of contamination, and local government interest in redevelopment provide favorable market conditions for redevelopment of contaminated property. There are approximately 30,000 properties in Florida that have reported contamination to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP). An additional,… Read More...