Category Archives: Hazardous Materials

On Solid Ground’s Top Five Stories of 2013

With 2013 coming to an end, it’s time to take a look back at the year that was.  Each year brings new developments in real estate, environmental and construction law, and 2013 was certainly no exception.  Here’s our pick for … Continue reading

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Contractors & Property Owners Beware: SJC Decision Highlights Risk of Penalties for Environmental Violations

The Supreme Judicial Court’s (SJC) recent decision in Franklin Office Park Realty Corp. v. Comm’r of Dept. of Envt’l Protection, 466 Mass. 454 (2013), is a good news, bad news proposition for Massachusetts property owners and contractors.  At issue in … Continue reading

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MassDEP Proposes Changes to its Cleanup Program: Part II

Guest post by Adam J. Last, PE, LSP of Corporate Environmental Advisors, Inc. As we reported earlier here, the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) has proposed significant amendments to the Massachusetts Contingency Plan (MCP), the regulations governing the assessment … Continue reading

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MassDEP Proposes Changes to its Cleanup Program: Part I of II

Guest post by Adam J. Last, PE, LSP of Corporate Environmental Advisors, Inc. The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) has proposed significant amendments to the Massachusetts Contingency Plan (MCP), the regulations governing the assessment and remediation of oil and … Continue reading

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An Uncertain Future for Massachusetts Underground Storage Tank Facility Owners/Operators

Guest post by Scott E. VanderSea, LSP, LEP of Corporate Environmental Advisors, Inc. Background on Massachusetts UST Regulation The Board of Fire Prevention (“BFP”) regulations (527 CMR 9.00) outline the requirements for underground storage tank (“UST”) facility owners and operators … Continue reading

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The Basics of Environmental Due Diligence

Guest post by Michael Coté of Corporate Environmental Advisors, Inc. Environmental due diligence is a legal and technical investigation conducted to satisfy certain liability protections using state and federal environmental laws or standards. Due diligence can also be used to … Continue reading

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