We were excited to receive Banker & Tradesman’s Silver Award for being one of paper’s “Best Of” Commercial Environmental Services firms for 2010 as voted by its readers. The annual poll is both popular and prestigious in the greater Boston business community, attracting thousands of votes each year.
Readers had the opportunity to cast their votes for the best providers of services and goods in the banking and real estate professions from April 30th through July 2nd. Norfolk Ram has truly distinguished itself as a leader within its industry as it has captured the loyalty and support of the Bay State’s real estate community. We are very pleased to have received this award and we look forward to continuing our success with superb results for our clients.
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We were pleased to see our expertise featured in the New England Real Estate Journal’s Mid-Year Review this week. Our goal was to help developers understand emerging issues in the field by offering insights about new technologies and regulations in our industry. We focused on newly revised DEP and EPA regulations in Massachusetts, as well as the rapid growth of “green” energy systems such as geothermal heating and cooling in the alternative energy sector. We also discussed a developing trend of using environmental engineers as deal assessment consultants by providing environmental due diligence services to identify hidden liabilities in commercial real estate transactions. Check out the article here and get the full story.
The Petroleum Marketers Association of America has reported that “U.S. EPA will publish a proposed rule this week to extend the current November 10, 2010 compliance deadline for SPCC plan revision and implementation for one year.” The proposed compliance deadline of November 10, 2011 is good news for facilities who are covered by the Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) rule. This will allow these facilities more time to meet the new standards.
However, facility owners should keep in mind that this extension does not eliminate the need to have a SPCC Plan in place or the need to perform periodic reviews and updates of that plan. Facilities in operation prior to August 16, 2002 must maintain their existing SPCC Plans until revised plans are implemented.
If you are uncertain whether or not your facility is regulated by the SPCC rule or have any other questions regarding regulatory compliance for petroleum or chemical storage, please feel free to contact Melissa Parker at (508) 478-1276 x14.