The US EPA is working toward a proposed rule to add a new screening component (subsurface intrusion (SSI) component) to the Hazard Ranking System (HRS) that would allow sites with vapor intrusion contamination to be evaluated for placement on the National Priorities List (NPL).
The subsurface intrusion component would expand the number of available options for EPA and state and tribal organizations performing work on behalf of EPA to ... Read More →
In the recent trial of Exxon Mobil Corp. v. State of New York Tax Appeals Tribunal, 2015 WL 919788, 2015 N.Y. Slip Op. 01840 (3d Dep’t March 5, 2015), the appellate court ruled that environmental testing services are a large part of taxable remediation activities and cannot be listed as a tax exempt service by clients in need of environmental services. The tax law currently differentiates between services that are providing a capital ... Read More →
New ASTM Standard Coming………….
CONTROLLED RECOGNIZED ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERNS (CRECs)
New term on the market
A client recently said to me; “It seems like every year environmental requirements become more stringent and costly, making more purchasers and lenders request environmental inspections before committing to the real estate transaction”. Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs) or Phase I Environmental Site Assessments are the industry standard for assessing a parcel of property environmental quality and part of the due diligence process required ... Read More →
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New York City and, even more so, Brooklyn is currently seeing a large volume of real estate development and redevelopment. With recent rezoning actions many neighborhoods are being redeveloped for new housing and commercial purposes. American Environmental has been helping in this effort by providing environmental services to numerous clients. Click here to see how we can help you.
American Environmental employee Eugene Kuksa, Environmental Scientist, helped our local community by volunteering at Mt. Sinai Beth Israel for over 150 hours over the past year as part of our company-wide effort to make our environment a better and healthier place. Read More →