Regulatory approaches vary from state to state. History and Pending Federal Oversight Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) continue to gain regulatory attention across the country since being added to the US EPA’s Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Rule list in 2012. On February 14, 2019, U.S. EPA released the PFAS Action Plan, which addressed potential inclusion of […]Continue reading
How to Keep your Project on Track when Mitigation is Required Is there a stream, wetland, or other aquatic resource (e.g. pond) on your project site? You’ll need to do some proactive legwork if you suspect your project will impact water resources regulated by the US Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) or waters of the […]Continue reading
Top 4 Purchasing Benefits If your project’s plan to avoid and reduce adverse impacts to water resources isn’t enough and impacts are unavoidable and above regulatory pre-set thresholds – you will be responsible for compensatory mitigation. In other words, you must compensate for the form and amount of impact the Corps or other regulatory agency […]Continue reading
A plain language explanation of the PRM process When your project’s impacts to water resources are unavoidable and above regulatory pre-set thresholds, you are responsible for compensatory mitigation. We reviewed in Part 1 how to navigate the process, and in Part 2 why purchasing mitigation bank or in-lieu fee program credits are the Corps’ preferred methods. There […]Continue reading
Jimmy Groton, Wetland Ecologist at EnSafe, Is No Exception
Not all heroes wear capes. Some heroes, in fact, leave such a small footprint, environmentally speaking, they’re hardly noticeable. Jimmy Groton, an environmental scientist and wetland ecologist at EnSafe, is one of those people.
As humble and soft-spoken as Jimmy is, his contributions to conservation haven’t gone unnoticed. He’s been named this year’s Conservation Hero by Discover Life in America (DLiA), a nonprofit that promotes the conservation of global biodiversity.