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On June 10th EPA published its Proposed Rule in the Federal Register entitled: National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Gasoline Distribution Technology Review and Standards of Performance for Bulk Gasoline Terminals Review.  These proposed rules are a generational change to the industry.  That said...

Earlier this year I wrote a journal article discussing Biden’s Justice40 initiative and Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act and pondering the question of where the majority of this funding will go for Brownfield grants. Here is a link to the first article. Just to recap, in...

When environmental site assessments and remediation become necessary, there’s no reward for doing half the job. “Due diligence” is literally the name of the game, and any corner-cutting—purposeful or accidental—could cost you and your site down the road. As the site owner, buyer, or operator, you’re...

The Supreme Court rendered its decision on whether Congress gave the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) too broad authority to regulate power sector greenhouse gas emissions. In a 6-3 decision, the majority ruled, “Congress did not grant EPA in Section 111(d) of the Clean Air Act...

By Isaac Smith, District Manager On Tuesday April 5, 2022, the EPA proposed a rule to ban chrysotile asbestos from certain commercial and consumer products. The proposed regulations stem from the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Risk Evaluation for Asbestos, Part 1: Chrysotile Asbestos.  TSCA requires that...

Too often, industrial leaders think of environmental permitting as something to deal with once the machines are turned on and business starts. But long before ground is even broken on the site of your new facility, there are steps you should be taking to position...

Valerie Laroche joins PPM Consultants as project manager in the Orlando, Florida office. Valerie brings fifteen years of experience in waste contamination assessments, remediation, permitting, and compliance noticing. Ms. Laroche holds a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Biology from University of Florida, and her experience includes...

Krister Corley joined PPM Consultants as a Senior Environmental Scientist in the firm’s newest Tupelo, Mississippi location. Corley has more than twenty-four years of experience managing various construction and environmental projects that he brings to PPM. Corley holds a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science from...