The EPA compliance requirements for real estate development are enumerated in the EPA’s construction section, NAICS 23. It’s a lot to keep track of and environmental fines can be astronomical, sometimes as high as hundreds of thousands of dollars in the form of remediation costs, repairs and third-party damages.
That’s where T-Environmental comes in.
What are the EPA Compliance Requirements for Real Estate Development?
It depends on what kind of real estate you are developing. Every project manifests unique environmental liabilities and challenges. Different due diligence will be required for a residential project in a residential area than a commercial project in a commercial zone. The same goes for industrial projects.
The size of the project is also an important factor that affects your environmental liability. If the project will affect one or more acres of land, you may need Clean Water Act permit coverage for the stormwater runoff from your project site.
To obtain a permit, you will need to send the EPA a notice of intent or permit application to create and implement a Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP). Clean Water Act violations can be incredibly costly, sometimes in the tens of thousands of dollars. Check out our blog to learn why you shouldn’t develop your own SWPPP.
There are many facets to environmental compliance in real estate development, and controlling stormwater discharge is just one of them, T-Environmental provides a complete compliance package: from an initial consultation to a detailed evaluation and ongoing monitoring.
Cost-Effective Environmental Compliance with T-Environmental
Real estate developers across the country trust our experienced environmental Consultants to ensure their projects remain environmentally compliant and within their budgets. Whether your project is in its initial or final stages, don’t hesitate to reach out to us if you have any questions about the EPA compliance requirements for real estate development or about how T-Environmental can help.
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