ATC Group Services LLC (ATC) will be exhibiting at the Environmental Professionals of Arizona’s 14th Annual Gatekeeper Regulatory Roundup March 22-23, 2018 at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Tempe, AZ. Four ATC professionals from the firm’s Phoenix-area office will be giving presentations on the second day of the conference.

Dave Laney, a Certified Hazardous Materials Manager, will discuss “The Real Risk of Property Transactions (Why Smart Businesses Comply with Environmental Regulations to Protect Themselves).” Historically, the buying and selling of property has had numerous pitfalls. These include failure to fully investigate and identify environmental concerns, misrepresentation of property conditions, deceptive sales practices, high pressure and questionable incentives. During his presentation, Dave will discuss the value of the Environmental Protection Agency’s All Appropriate Inquiry Rule, ASTM E1527-13 Standard Practice for Environmental Site Assessments: Phase I Environmental Site Assessment Process, ASTM E2790-11 Standard Guide for Identifying and Complying with Continuing Obligations and liability protections under CERCLA, and will discuss why they are important for protecting businesses, cities and any organization that is buying or selling property.

“Emergency Response to Natural Disasters: Lessons Learned” will be presented by Robyn Steiner, a Certified Industrial Hygienist and Certified Safety Professional; Deanna McKendry, an Industrial Hygienist; and Tony DeFabritis, a Senior Project Scientist.  Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria ravaged the United States in 2017.  ATC assisted affected businesses by performing initial assessments, developing remediation and abatement protocols, and conducting remediation oversight and clearance for damage caused by flood waters and wind-driven rains.  Projects included multiple apartment communities, hotels, luxury resorts, and commercial buildings.  Robyn, Deanna and Tony will discuss the logistical and technical challenges that arise in the field while responding to natural disasters, and lessons learned for future emergency response efforts.

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