The Evolving PFAS Landscape

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 […]

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Part 2 of 3: Should You Purchase Credits from a Mitigation Bank or In-Lieu Fee Program?

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 […]

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Part 3 of 3: What to Do If Permittee-Responsible Mitigation is Your Only Route

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 […]

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Jimmy Groton, PWS, QHP

Conservation Heroes Leave Small Footprints, Big Differences

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