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Extending Corps of Engineers Permits

It has come to our attention that the Army Corps of Engineers  (ACOE) is attempting to make modifications to permits when the permittee requests an extension to the expiration date. Extending an ACOE permit could be costly  in Florida.  ACOE has required modification of mitigation plans as a condition of permit extensions.  In order to extend a ACOE permit...

EPA Proposes to Change Definition of Waters of the United States

The United States EPA has proposed significant changes to the definition of “waters of the United States” (WOUS) in the Clean Water Act.  EPA will tell you that these changes will not expand their jurisdiction or add significant cost to doing business.  You be the judge. Here are some of the major proposed changes. Tributaries defined in this...

Phase I ESA Getting a Facelift

The new Standard Practice for Environmental Site Assessments is ASTM E1527-13 which will qualify with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as All Appropriate Inquiry.  Phase I Environmental Site Assessments (PIESA) could be going through the most significant change in years. Let’s go over some definitions first.  If your site is contaminated or a...

From ERP to SWERP

Welcome to the state of Florida’s latest attempt at streamlining!  Clementi Environmental Consulting is ready to assist you with analyzing how these changes impact you. ERP was “Environmental Resource Permit”. SWERP is “State Wide Environmental Resource Permit” and goes into effect on October 1, 2013. The Florida legislature...

Environmental Consultants Should be First

An environmental consultant is as important to your development team to your development team as the architect or engineer.  Construction is starting to pick up including new roads being planned by counties and the state.  Everyone is looking for a great deal on the best corner.  But use caution! Sometimes consultants  use only one tool,  the National...

State of Florida Low Score Site Initiative (LSSI)

Imagine the state of Florida paying you to monitor the ground water on your petroleum-impacted properties! It has been over twenty years since the State of Florida initiated the underground storage tank clean-up program. Sites with leaking underground storage tanks were evaluated and received a ranking from 1 to 100. State and federal money has...