Developers are often attracted to remediation programs, particularly voluntary ones such as brownfields programs, because they offer liability protection, tax credits, and other financial incentives. Yet the extent and duration of the requirements associated with these programs are often misunderstood.
Ask yourself: you acquire a contaminated site, remediate and redevelop it under your state’s brownfield cleanup program, and receive the equivalent of a No Further Remedial Action Planned (NFRAP) letter—once that’s all taken care of, are you really done?
Q&A: DATA CENTER ENVIRONMENTAL COMPLIANCE
What types of environmental permits are required for data centers?
TECH FOCUS: DIGITAL SOLUTIONS FOR SUSTAINABILITY
As sustainability continues to be a focal point for companies worldwide, stakeholders are seeking ways to expand and strengthen their sustainable practices both internally and externally.
By utilizing digital solutions like ArcGIS Insights, companies can collect, manage, analyze, and visualize years of sustainability data and metrics in one user-friendly platform.
ESG SPOTLIGHT: EMISSIONS GUIDELINES
FOR OIL AND NATURAL
On December 6, 2022, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published “Standards of Performance for New, Reconstructed, and Modified Sources and Emissions Guidelines for Existing Sources: Oil and Natural Gas Sector Climate Review” (40 CFR 60, Subpart OOOOb and OOOOc, respectively). The purpose of this supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking is to modify the EPA’s prior proposal regarding updates to oil and gas industry emissions management requirements from November 15, 2021.