Quite simply, because in the realm of environmental regulations, what you don't know can hurt you…and the environment, too.
If you're involved in the sale, purchase, or development of a property that was once an industrial, agricultural, petroleum, or drycleaning site, an experienced environmental consultant can be one of your greatest allies. That consultant can alert you to potential environmental concerns that could severely complicate your planned project or transaction.
Likewise, if you're the current owner of a property that has a history of usage involving petroleum products, dry cleaning operations, or other chemical processes, your consultant can make you aware of conditions that might call for corrective action.
Finally, if you're the operator of an industrial or commercial facility with on-site chemical storage, an environmental consultant can help ensure that you have the plans and procedures in place to prevent accidental environmental impacts.