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By Conner McCluer, Project Manager I have spent much of my professional career focusing on the ins and outs of Leaking Underground Storage Tank (LUST) assessment work. Sure, I have experience in other subsets of the environmental consulting world, but LUST work has claimed a large...

If you have come across a petroleum or solvent plume at a site you are assessing, there is a likelihood that you may not only be dealing with a soil and groundwater concern, but also a possible vapor intrusion (VI) issue for surrounding structures. What’s...

For the past year or so, I have grown to appreciate the work of ASTM International to update environmental assessment standards and the time and effort that the volunteers and staff dedicate to this monumental effort. Last month, the ASTM International’s Environmental Assessment, Risk Management...

Here at PPM, our annual Christmas greeting to each of our clients features something special. Each year our card’s art is drawn and submitted by one of our team member’s children, and we enjoy getting the chance to share what Christmas looks like through their...

By Brandon Bass, PE, MBA It’s no secret that the Biden administration is set on addressing climate change and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Here are some recent headlines that highlight what we’ve seen:  Fight escalates over FERC gas, climate reviews (Energy Wire, 11/22/21), Schumer: Emissions reductions...

“Due diligence” is a common enough term in nearly any industry or endeavor. But when applied to the purchase of commercial properties, the term “due diligence” can mean something drastically different.  When searching for a family home, prospective buyers generally hire appraisers. Buyers of commercial properties...

On November 2, 2021, in alignment with President Biden’s Executive Order 13990, Protecting Public Health and the Environment and Restoring Science to Tackle the Climate Crisis, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed comprehensive new protections to reduce pollution from the oil and natural gas industry –...

By Zane Hood, P.E. In part 2 of 5, we’ll continue to address certain misunderstandings related to the nearly 50-year history of the Spill Prevention, Control, & Countermeasure (SPCC) Rule! Since 1974, myths and rumors have swirled around the SPCC rule, some of which we’ll focus...

Join Todd Perry and a variety of PPM Consultant’s experts in discussing topics of current interest in the environmental field as they affect business and industry. With each new episode PPM simplifies. A 15-20 minute podcast series, is dedicated to providing insight into the changing world...

By Zane Hood, Principal/Senior Engineer The Spill Prevention, Control, & Countermeasure (SPCC) Rule has a long and storied history reaching all the way back to 1974—a nearly 50 year history!  SPCC regulations were revised in 2002 with amendments made in 2006, 2008 and 2009.  Furthermore, EPA...