On October 18th, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the agency’s comprehensive Strategic Roadmap to confront PFAS contamination nationwide. Below are some thoughts on what the future may hold:[Read more…] about PFAS Trends – New Emphasis By US EPA May Have Broad Implications
Brickhouse Environmental proudly sponsored the “Bash in the Borough,” a professional networking event hosted by the Exton Region Chamber of Commerce at Align Space in West Chester. This late summer event drew a crowd as local business leaders mingled and enjoyed craft beer and food.
As discussed in our January 2020 Newsletter, the PADEP’s new Management of Fill Policy went into effect on January 1, 2020. This policy is applicable every time that you send soil/fill material away from your property or import it onto your property. We have found up-front planning to be essential for reducing overall time, costs, and liabilities. Here are some key takeaways:[Read more…] about Think Before You Test! Important Takeaways from PADEP’s Management of Fill Policy
Brickhouse Environmental welcomes two new full-time team members, Ms. Daniella Dickison and Ms. Marlee Evans.[Read more…] about Brickhouse Environmental Team Grows this Summer
Managing the threat of vapor intrusion has become an all too familiar challenge for many brownfield redevelopers and commercial property owners. Vapor intrusion occurs when vapors migrate from contaminated soil or groundwater into an overlying or adjacent building. The risk, or challenge, arises when people breathe these vapors and potentially experience negative health effects. Brickhouse assists clients through these challenges, from the initial phase of determining the risk of vapor intrusion to developing the most cost-effective and least disruptive solutions when mitigation is necessary.[Read more…] about Managing the Threat of Vapor Intrusion
Anyone involved with commercial and industrial real estate transactions should keep an eye out for the updated ASTM Standard for “Phase I Environmental Site Assessments” (ESAs).
The new standard (ASTM E1527-21) is due for publication within the next 4 to 5 months.
Key changes to E1527 are anticipated to include:[Read more…] about Updated ASTM Phase I ESA Standard is Coming