Site Characterization Screening Initiative (SCSI).

The FDEP has implemented a new State funded program known as the Site Characterization Screening Initiative that allows Inland Protection funding to be used on eligible sites with a priority ranking score between...
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The Sand Skink Stink.

The US Fish and Wildlife Service recently completed a five year reivew for sand and bluetail mole skinks.  As a result of this survey, the Fish and Wildlife Service revised the skink survey protocol...
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Radon: Pre-Construction Considerations.
Radon gas is more prevalent in certain area of the State of Florida than others, but it has been observed in buidlings throughout the state.  Sub-slab membranes and other non porous materials...
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Florida Geology and Remedial Strategy.
The Geology of Florida consists, for the most part, of a covered karst terrain with units of sand, silt and clay that overlay weathered and, in many cases, voided limestones.  The thickness of this cover material...
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Effective source removal at emergency spill and underground storage tank sites can yield big benefits.
With all the new remedial technologies available to environmental consultants today, the source removal (aka. excavation) continues to be a widely used tool at petroleum contaminated properties.
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Update: Tank Upgrades and the Limited Source Removal Initiative Program
In July 2005 the Florida Legislature passed Chapter 2005-180 which authorized the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) to provide funding for facilities with program eligible discharges that are...
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ASTM’s Vapor Intrusion Standard and Real Estate Transactions
Vapor intrusion of contaminants into structures has become an issue of increasing concern. Given the number of petroleum impacted facilities alone in the State of Florida and the limited funds... 
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Due Diligence Do's and Don'ts
FER performed a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment on an active gasoline station with two reported discharges. The earliest discharge had received eligibility for the State of Florida’s Early Detection... 
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Phase I Environmental Assessment
What is a Phase I ESA ? The practices that constitute “ all appropriate inquiry” into the previous ownership and uses of a property to satisfy one of the requirements...
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Real Property Transfers and Liability
Real estate owners, investors, tenants and lenders have environmental liability on numerous fronts that they must be concerned with and educated about. Legal action may come from local, state, federal and... 
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Early Underground Storage Tank Upgrade - Limited Source Removal Initiative (LSRI) Program
In July 2005 the Florida Legislature passed Chapter 2005-180 which authorized the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) to provide funding for facilities with program eligible discharges...

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Hidden Issues on Pasture Land
In the property assessment field the term “pristine pasture land” while often assumed is not always the case. In the early 1900’s most of Florida and a large portion of the southeastern U.S. were used for...

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Inspection and Assessment of Mold
Mold is a fungus that is naturally occurring in the environment. It can be found inside well-maintained homes and growing in the most natural ecosystems. Florida’s warm climate and high humidity serve...

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EPA’s Proposed AAI Law
In today’s market, liability, due diligence, and litigation are terms that are widely discussed. However, these issues as they relate to the Environmental Sciences are constantly evolving. Starting in early 2005...

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Florida Legislature Approves FDEP Low Score Site Initiative: Low Scored Sites Can Receive Funding to Help Reach Site Closure
The Florida State Senate has recently approved a bill that will allow for petroleum sites under the State of Florida Pre-Approval Program...

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Asbestos Testing: Building Renovations and Demolition
We have all heard the dangers of long term exposure to asbestos particles as a carcinogen, but what many do not know is that not only can it be in older buildings ...

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