Wading into Wetlands

Wetlands are a vital resource for Florida. If you’re considering a project near potential wetlands, let ERMI  help you avoid any environmental or regulatory missteps. Read More...

The Dangers of What You Don’t See: Phase I “Non-Scope” Considerations and Environmental Due Diligence

Phase I Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs) are considered the gold standard for environmental due diligence by lenders, investors, real estate brokers, and prospective purchases during commercial real estate transactions.  But the purpose of a Phase I ESA is defined as “good commercial and customary practice in the USA for conducting an environmental site assessment of… Read More...

What’s Ahead for This Legislative Session? Water.

Florida’s Legislative session will reconvene on March 2 through April 30, 2021. This year’s focus for environmental topics include clean energy, land conservation, population growth, water quality and quantity, plus budget issues, to name just a few. Based on several reports, approximately 900 people are moving to Florida every day. This volume of population growth… Read More...

ASTM Environmental Standards Undergoing Changes This Year

The American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) E50 task group is preparing an update to the E1527 Standard Practice for Environmental Site Assessments: Phase I Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) Process which is due by the end of 2021. This standard, which provides the framework on which to conduct a Phase I ESA, was last… Read More...

New or old petroleum discharge? How do you know?

Many petroleum discharges raise immediate questions about the source and age of the contamination. Answering those questions often calls for forensic investigation. Environmental Risk Management, Inc. (ERMI) uses extensive professional experience as environmental scientists—including our knowledge of the nature, transport, fate, investigation, and remediation of petroleum contamination—in our environmental forensic investigations. ERMI has expert-witness and… Read More...

Reflections on Constancy and Change

Last week’s winter solstice is a pleasant reminder that the earth is still spinning, the sun will continue to warm the waters of this beautiful state, and the 900 people that move here every day will enjoy pleasurable water-quality conditions due to the work of environmental consultants. I’m so proud of our firm…going on 22 years now.… Read More...

2021 Florida & Alabama Brownfields Conference

October 3-6, 2021 Pensacola Grand Hotel https://www.floridabrownfields.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=98:2021FLALconference&catid=20:site-content&Itemid=179...