Are You Using Your Stormwater Inspection Results Correctly?

Did you know the #1 pollutant to the streams and surface waters in North Carolina and across the entire US is SEDIMENT?  It’s true. That’s why NC and other states mandate sediment and erosion control inspections at construction sites on a weekly and sometimes more frequent basis.  In addition, stormwater

2021-08-10T08:18:14-04:00Featured, General, Land & Water|

Live Webinar: Environmental Rules & Regulations Panel: Bottlenecks and Opportunities that will Impact the Private Sector

“That Rule Says WHAT??” Riding the Wave of Changing Federal, State, and Local Environmental and Land-Use Regulations After an unprecedented last 18 months, business is coming back—strong.  We’ve all learned that things not within our control can hit us hard—and we need to be ready.  Now it’s more important than

REGISTER NOW: Will the New Standard Phase 1 ESAs Cost More?

In 1993, the American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM) published what is considered to be the industry standard for the initial phase of environmental due diligence in commercial and industrial property transactions. The US EPA has included reference to the use of the ASTM Standard Phase 1 ESA in

Clean Water Act Section 319(h) Grants in North Carolina

The North Carolina Division of Water Resources (DWR) is seeking proposals for award of federal fiscal year 2021 319(h) grant funds to implement watershed restoration plans that will help restore waters impaired by nonpoint sources of pollution. For FY 2021, North Carolina expects to receive $1.3 Million from the U.S.

2021-04-14T12:24:40-04:00Featured, General, Land & Water|

Ward Marotti Participates in Environmental Management Commission Meeting

On March 11, Ward Marotti attended the full EMC meeting re: Action Item II.6, 21-11 Request For Approval of 30-day Waiver and to Proceed to Public Notice and Public Hearing for Proposed Temporary Rules 15A NCAC 02H .1301 (Revision) and 15A NCAC 02H .1400 (.1401 through .1405) Click here for

2021-03-26T12:05:17-04:00General, Land & Water|

New “Phase 1 Environmental Assessment” Standard Being Studied in ASTM Workgroup—Property Transaction and Loan Processing of Residential and Commercial Deals will be Affected

The American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM) has proposed an update to the standard protocols for performing “Phase 1 Environmental Assessments” (Phase 1’s).  The proposed changes and updates are driven in part by some EPA rules that reference the current ASTM Standard (ASTM E1527-13) as a method to achieve

2021-04-14T12:24:11-04:00Featured, General|

NC DWR “Non-404” Wetland Permit Rules Create Uncertainty

Spangler Environmental Representing NC Homebuilders Association in Negotiations with Agency As many in the development and economic development industries already know, the NC DWR has proposed rules to the Environmental Management Commission (EMC) that assert state jurisdiction over those wetlands that are located between those regulated through the State’s Isolated

2021-04-14T12:26:02-04:00Featured, General|
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