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Status of the Revised E1527 Standard for Phase I Environmental Site Assessments

USEPA is currently working to address public comments before issuing a direct final rule approving the new ASTM standard (ASTM E1527-21) for Phase I Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs). The current E1527-13 standard will remain an approved method for conducting the all appropriate inquiry (AAI) component for potential liability protections under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and

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CLIENT ALERT: PFOA/PFOS Proposed Designation as Hazardous Substances Under CERCLA

On August 26, 2022, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a proposal to designate two per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) — perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS), and their salts and structural isomers, as hazardous substances under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), also known as Superfund. This proposal follows

Summer Intern Spotlight – Ellende Chongolola

In support of our Strategic Growth Project initiative, EHS Support is launching a Summer Internship Program this year. We have assembled a multi-disciplinary team from science and engineering backgrounds with varying knowledge in hydrogeology, ecology, chemistry, economics, and data science/geographic information systems. Each week we’ll be spotlighting a different intern to share their skills, interests, and experience

Summer Intern Spotlight – Pagnaa S. Attah Nantogmah

In support of our Strategic Growth Project initiative, EHS Support is launching a Summer Internship Program this year. We have assembled a multi-disciplinary team from science and engineering backgrounds with varying knowledge in hydrogeology, ecology, chemistry, economics, and data science/geographic information systems. Each week we’ll be spotlighting a different intern to share their skills, interests, and

Summer Intern Spotlight – Samuel Meil

In support of our Strategic Growth Project initiative, EHS Support is launching a Summer Internship Program this year. We have assembled a multi-disciplinary team from science and engineering backgrounds with varying knowledge in hydrogeology, ecology, chemistry, economics, and data science/geographic information systems. Each week we’ll be spotlighting a different intern to share their skills, interests, and experience

Summer Intern Spotlight – Will Neal

In support of our Strategic Growth Project initiative, EHS Support is launching a Summer Internship Program this year. We have assembled a multi-disciplinary team from science and engineering backgrounds with varying knowledge in hydrogeology, ecology, chemistry, economics, and data science/geographic information systems. Each week we’ll be spotlighting a different intern to share their skills, interests,

EHS Support Opens Collaboration Space in Philadelphia

In response to the need for collaboration on key projects and within teams at critical points in project lifecycles, this past fall EHS Support opened our new Collaboration Space, housed inside a beautiful, historic townhouse at 2036 Spring Garden Street in Philadelphia. Built in 1870, the space provides a place where both employees and clients

Client Alert – USEPA Adds 12 New Sites to NPL List

On March 18, 2022, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) published a proposed rule in the Federal Register that includes a 18.75-mile stretch of the Lower Hackensack River in northern New Jersey (Bergen and Hudson Counties) as one of 5 sites added to the Superfund Proposed National Priorities List (NPL). The publishing of the proposed

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Managing PRP Group Funds – Aligning Operations with Customer Requirements (Part 1)

The 1980 Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA or ‘Superfund’) was enacted to address the most polluted properties in the United States. It forced the polluters or their successors (Potentially Responsible Parties (PRPs)) to manage and pay for the remedial activities. Some projects have hundreds of PRPs and cost hundreds of millions of