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The Department of Justice (DOJ) will no longer allow companies to reduce their fines by footing the bill for supplemental environmental projects (SEPs), putting an end to a tool that's been popular with both industry and government agencies. On March 12, 2020, Jeffrey Bossert Clark, Chief...

We are living in a truly unprecedented time.  As we prepare, manage and work to mitigate the COVID-19 pandemic, we wanted you to know PPM is working hard every day to adapt to ensure your projects continue to move forward.  PPM has taken many steps...

The Baseline Industrial Stormwater General Permit re-coverage time is upon us here in Mississippi. If your facility currently operates under this general permit, you have likely received a notice of re-coverage alert and associated forms. While it may seem simple enough to fill out the...

Ben Lightsey joined PPM Consultants as a Project Manager in the firm’s Jackson, Mississippi office. Lightsey has nine years of experience addressing environmental compliance, due diligence, and brownfield cleanup and redevelopment that he brings to PPM. Lightsey has extensive knowledge of soil, groundwater and vapor intrusion...

In November 2019, almost a year and a half after proposing changes to AP-42 Section 7.1 – Organic Liquid Storage Tanks, EPA finalized its revisions. This section, last updated in November 2006, provides guidance for calculating air emissions from fixed and floating-roof storage tanks. The revisions...

PPM's Paul Hansen is presenting on "State & Federal Air Permitting: Compliance Strategies & Testing for Particulate Sources" at the 4th Annual Environmental Professionals' Conference at the Pelham Civic Center in Pelham, Alabama on February 20. Click here for the schedule and registration form....

Background The National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) was signed into law by President Nixon on January 1, 1970. The White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) initially issued guidelines for implementing NEPA in 1970, revised those guidelines in 1973, and subsequently promulgated its...

One of the traditions we look forward to the most at PPM is sending to our clients a special Christmas greeting. Each year our card’s art is drawn by one of our team member’s children, and we love sharing what Christmas looks like through their...