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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...

Environmental Compliance for Agricultural Producers (Part 3)

Agricultural producers face many obstacles that must be managed cost-effectively. Previously, we discussed ways in which environmental consultants can assist with their water management and fuel tanks compliance programs. This article focuses on chemicals that may have a hazardous impact if exposure is encountered. From the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s website: “The Emergency Planning… Read More...

Environmental Compliance for Agricultural Producers (Part 2)

In our last post regarding environmental compliance for our State’s food producers, the focus was on the agricultural industry’s reliance on clean water for their crops and how they are maintaining that water during production.  Unfortunately, water is not the only concern for a farmer or rancher who is focused on ensuring that their business… Read More...

Hilfiker Represents ERMI at REIS Event

Steve Hilfiker brought an environmental perspective with his attendance at this month’s meeting of the Real Estate Investment Society (REIS) on March 8. REIS brings together professionals from every field associated with real estate, from agents and attorneys to bankers and builders. A frequent topic of these monthly gatherings is Southwest Florida’s economic growth and development—an area that ERMI is uniquely equipped to support. Given the state’s remarkable rate of growth, efficient redevelopment of underutilized...

Environmental Compliance for Agricultural Producers (Part 1)

Environmental consulting firms have the capability to assist farmers in addressing these water-based needs around their farms.  The consultant can help manage the sometimes-overwhelming volume of data associated with water use, and can work with the State’s Water Management Districts to protect our natural resources from overuse…ultimately helping agriculture remain a viable industry in Florida. Read More...

Steve Hilfiker Delivers Environmental Insights to NAWIC Gathering

ERMI’s Steve Hilfiker recently had the opportunity to address the monthly meeting of the National Association of Women in Construction (SW Florida Chapter).  The NAWIC organization provides a  networking and education/professional development opportunity for women in any aspect of construction or related businesses  (such as commercial lending or law firms).  Steve’s comments connected with the group’s entire… Read More...