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ERMI named as an FDEP Agency Term Contractor

On January 15th, 2014, ERMI was selected as an FDEP Agency Term Contractor (ATC) pursuant to its Solicitation No. 2014004C, entitled “Invitation to Negotiate (ITN) for the Petroleum Contamination Site Response Action Services.” ERMI is honored to have been selected as an ATC, and looks forward to helping property owners achieve regulatory file closure for… Read More...

Assessment Funding available through LSSI

The Low-Scored Site Initiative (LSSI) provides up to $30,000 of assessment funding to assess low scored sites that are eligible for the petroleum cleanup program. The purpose is to sample sites that have not had State-funded work in many years to determine if the contamination file can be closed. Most low scored sites have not… 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...

Environmental Issues in Southwest Florida Real Estate

When considering an investment in southwest Florida, prospective purchasers should understand the potential environmental issues that could lead to liability. Evidence of environmental impact is not always readily apparent, so a comprehensive study of historical, regulatory, and current site activities should be conducted. Read More...

Site-Specific Strategies to Manage Environmental Risks

All properties are different. There is a diverse bundle of characteristics for each property, and a different set of circumstances for each transaction. Due to these variations, a specific strategy to manage environmental risks should be prepared for each property and real estate transaction. Just as each investor needs a financial plan, each real estate… Read More...

The 10 C’s of Environmental Risk Management

The industry of property assessment and remediation has evolved and matured since its inception in the 1970’s. Any property can be subjected to regulation, and many land uses can impact environmental quality. This list of the 10 C’s of Environmental Risk Management provides an interesting perspective of a healthy and necessary environmental market. 1. Common… Read More...