Environmental Permitting for Your Large-scale Development Projects in TennesseeEnvironmental permitting in Tennessee can be complicated. Navigating the complexities of large-scale development requires understanding the specific challenges and regulatory demands of you project. You need a partner with a wealth of experience and expertise, and a track record of ensuring developments meet all federal, state, and local environmental regulations. Lord & …
Saving Landfill Costs through Beneficial ReuseAs urban development continues to flourish, particularly in fast-growing regions like Tennessee and other Southeastern states, developers face a myriad of challenges, one of which is dealing with contaminated soil. This issue not only poses environmental concerns but also brings substantial financial implications, primarily due to the high costs associated with landfill disposal. However, there’s …
How to Appeal a Corps of Engineers DecisionIt is not uncommon for disagreements to arise regarding the regulatory status of a wetland or stream. With changes to the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule, the development industry has often been left in a state of confusion. Additionally, there are instances where the Corps of Engineers’ decision on a permit …
The Tennessee Brownfield Voluntary Cleanup Oversight and Assistance Program (VOAP) is a voluntary program by the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC). It helps property owners address contamination and develop or redevelop affected properties.
The residential development market is experiencing a period of robust growth in The Southeastern US, particularly Middle Tennessee and Nashville. With new residential units in high demand, the tasks of environmental planning and execution take center stage. Whether it’s breathing new life into an urban brownfield or ushering in a suburban greenfield development, maintaining a rigorous construction schedule, and avoiding permitting delays are paramount.
Are you a commercial real estate developer in Tennessee leaving a valuable tax credit untapped for your development project? Lord & Winter is the TN based environmental consultant that can help you professionally complete the Brownfield Tax Credit Plan and apply for the brownfield tax credit!
A client called on Friday, December 19, asking for results by December 31. They needed to close a property acquisition in Nashville, Tennessee, before the end of the year, but first, they needed a Phase 1 and 2 Environmental Site Assessment. Our team has never set foot on this site. Most drillers were gone for the holidays, and analytical laboratories were shutting down until the start of the new year. It was a tall order.
The Streamside Salamander (Ambystoma barbouri) is a stream-breeding salamander with a stocky body and a small head. They are usually colored gray to black, with lighter grey speckles on their sides. They are considered a medium sized salamander, measuring between 4 to 5.5 inches. They are from the family Ambystomatidae (known as mole salamanders) and are similar in appearance to the Small-mouthed Salamander (Ambystoma texanum). The two similar species can be differentiated due to habitat; the streamside salamander is found in upland habitats close to streams with limestone bedrock.
Lord & Winter staff can help in your project planning phase identify and assess suitability of critical bat habitat and conduct presence/absence surveys. Our experience includes acoustic monitoring, echolocation call identification, radio-tracking, roost tree identification, and the handling and capture of species. Call Lord & Winter to help you minimize and avoid any impact to local bat species.
In the strictest sense, if you don’t complete an environmental due diligence process you are not only buying commercial property, you may be buying environmental liability. Contamination from previous land use follows the purchaser unless protected by innocent landowner provisions of CERCLA.
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