Updates to Phase I Environmental Site Assessment Standards

The American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM) Committee on Environmental Assessment, Risk Management and Corrective Action (ASTM Committee E-50) released an updated set of guidelines known as “E1527-21-Standard Practice for Environmental Site Assessments: Phase I Environmental Site Assessment (Phase I ESA) Process,” in November 2021. E1527-21 is a revised version of the previous set… Read More

Green Infrastructure Options for Stormwater Management

This blog is the second in a two-part series about stormwater management.  The first blog [Stormwater Management Basics] addressed the basics of stormwater management regulations.  Green infrastructure options for stormwater management are presented below. How does Green Infrastructure help with Stormwater Management? An increasingly popular and holistic approach for effective management of stormwater runoff is… Read More

Stormwater Management Basics

This blog is the first in a two-part series regarding stormwater management regulations as discussed below and best management practices, which will be presented in our September 2nd blog post. What Is Stormwater Runoff and What Are Its Impacts? Stormwater runoff is rain or snowmelt that flows over land, instead of percolating into the soil…. Read More

Attention MS4’s: Plan Ahead for the June 1st Annual Report Deadline

As the new year begins, it’s that time again for municipalities to prepare the NYSDEC Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) annual reports to meet the State’s June 1st deadline! This reporting requirement applies to municipalities covered by NYSDEC’s General Permit for Stormwater Discharges from Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (GP-0-15-003).  Municipalities that are subject… Read More

Major Financial Boost for Microgrids Infrastructure in the Pipeline

Owing to their ability to provide decentralized power through various renewable energy sources (solar, wind, biogas), clean energy microgrids are increasingly being viewed as the solution for harnessing uninterrupted electricity, even in the face of extreme weather events. These weather events usually pose a challenge to electricity supply from the main electricity grid, leading to… Read More

New York State Proposes Regulations to Enable Speedy Implementation of Renewable Energy Projects

On April 3, 2020, New York State authorized the Accelerated Renewable Energy Growth and Community Benefit Act, which is aimed at improving the location and construction of large-scale renewable energy projects in an environmentally responsible and cost-effective manner. This Act led to the establishment of the Office of Renewable Energy Siting (ORES), which is responsible… Read More