Until recently, and although it affects one of the most common industries in New Jersey, an OSHA regulation has been “hiding in the sand”. Known as the Respirable Crystalline Silica Construction Standard (29 CFR 1926.1153), this regulation requires construction companies to take several steps to limit employee exposure to crystalline silica.
March is typically the time of the year that many look forward to: the days become longer, the snow starts to melt and the temperatures start to rise. In the environmental world of regulation, it is also the time of year that certain reporting requirements need to be met. One of them is the annual Community Right-to-Know (CRTK).
We’ve all heard of the phrase opportunity lies around the corner and for some, this may quite literally be true. As part of New Jersey’s efforts to attract developers and investors to underutilized properties in low-income rural and urban communities, the state has developed programs such as the Opportunity Zones program to spark interest in these properties again. The best way to do this is to offer tax incentives and exemptions, financial assistance, and other perks to those willing to develop meaningful economic opportunities.
This year has proven to be one of the best times for developers to pursue redevelopment of brownfield properties in the commercial and industrial real estate market. Due to the lack of developable land and the strong economy in the state, developers are now looking to develop brownfield properties that are usually passed over due to environmental concerns. Brownfield redevelopment is a key component in building strong local economies in New Jersey, as it returns unusable properties back to uses that benefit the community.
Entry Level Engineer
EWMA, a premier regional environmental consulting and remediation firm, is seeking motivated environmental professionals to join our expanding team at our headquarters office in Parsippany, NJ. Candidates must have a BS degree in Civil or Environmental Engineering.