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The Florida Department of Environmental Protection recently published the Florida Brownfields Redevelopment Program 2020-2021 Annual Report. A brownfield site can be defined as a property in which the redevelopment is hindered by the actual or perceived presence of environmental contamination. This report highlights accomplishments from...

The Inland Protection Trust Fund (IPTF) is a trust fund that was developed by the Florida Legislature in 1985 to enable the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) to protect Florida’s aquifer, the primary source of drinking water in the state. The trust is funded...

By Annie McIlwain, District Manager of Mississippi Operations & Sr. Engineer On the jobsite, danger is clever. Risks are hiding everywhere—in the form of wet tarps, freshly excavated trenches, buried utility lines. Anticipating danger requires an exhaustive attention to detail and a comprehensive plan for action...

By Jere “Trey” Hess, P.E. Asbestos: the bane of construction projects and property owners since its first use as insulation way back in 1866. At that time, just a year after the end of the American Civil War, asbestos must have  seemed like a modern marvel....

PPM Consultants has again been awarded for their exceptional growth over the past three years and has been recognized as a leader among architecture, engineering, and environmental consulting (AEC) firms by the Zweig Group. PPM was recognized as number 94 out of the Top 100 AEC...

By Paul D. Hansen, P.E. As a responsible manufacturer, your work is never done. Work stoppages and penalties aren’t an option. Only pure and simple regulatory compliance will do. Constantly questioning your Title V and Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) obligations can keep you dancing in uncertainty...

Luis Nieves-Ruiz, Economic Development Manager East Central Florida Regional Planning Council     My main role is to be a liaison between the Economic Development Administration (EDA) and public/ private partners from across the six county East Central Florida region. I coordinate the implementation of the Community Economic Development...

By Zane Hood In environmental compliance, the term “audit” carries as much weight as it does when filing our personal taxes. Triggering a compliance audit—regardless of how well we’re prepared—can leave us scrambling for data, thumbing through old records, and otherwise hoping that we’ve dotted every...