RMS is expanding our footprint to Washington D.C. and Baltimore, MD. RMS recently performed Phase II Environmental Site Assessment’s (ESA’s) in both Cities. When performing environmental work in a new service area make sure you hire a firm that takes the time to review local and state regulations, failing to do so can cause unnecessary project delays.

For example, Washington D.C. requires soil boring permits and permit approvals for all intrusive work regardless of depth For projects on private property, applicants must submit an initial application for a soil boring permit through the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA) before submitting the detailed application to the Department of Energy & Environment (DOEE). For projects in public space, the initial submittal is made through the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) before the detailed application is submitted to DOEE. This can make planning field work in Washington D.C. difficult if you are not familiar with their regulations.

If you have environmental work in Washington D.C. and need a firm that understands the nuances of the environmental permit process, please keep us in mind.