It has taken a year to obtain greater certainty of what is required to satisfy the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) all appropriate inquiries (AAI) rule (40 CFR part 312).
EPA is taking final action to amend the Standards and Practices for All Appropriate Inquiries to reference a standard practice recently made available by ASTM International, a widely recognized standards developing organization.
The ability of unmanned aerial vehicle systems (i.e., drones) to assist in a variety of activities in the environmental and energy areas has been and is continuing to expand rapidly.
The U.S. Forest Service has released a long-awaited environmental study of a proposed 20-year copper mining moratorium on federal land near the Boundary Waters Canoe Area.
Archaeologists have discovered prehistoric human remains, ceremonial artifacts and possibly the footprint of an ancient dwelling on the site of a planned 75-story residential condo tower in Miami, raising questions about whether the luxury project may face delays and modifications.
In the latest development surrounding PFAS, EPA has published a direct final rule endorsing use of the newly updated ASTM E1527-21 standard for Phase I Environmental Site Assessments (“Phase Is”).
There have been some (more) developments with respect to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). Some of the recent developments are potentially very significant.
First established back in 1993, Phase I Environmental Site Assessments have become a ubiquitous component of environmental due diligence supporting most commercial and industrial real estate transactions in the United States.
Real estate professionals are no doubt familiar with the use of Phase I environmental site assessments (Phase I ESAs) in the context of the sale, purchase or lease of real property.
The Biden-Harris administration is quickly establishing new federal environment requirements affecting commercial property owners and managers.
HARLINGEN, Texas (ValleyCentral) – The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced Tuesday that the release date of the SpaceX Starship/Super Heavy Final Programmatic Environmental Assessment (PEA)...