Regulatory Compliance & Auditing

First Environment is committed to helping our clients continually improve their environmental performance and management. In support of this mission, we have provided regulatory compliance and permitting services to a broad range of public and private sector clients, including hospitals, colleges, universities, industrial facilities, municipal facilities, and federal agencies. Our team of regulatory experts includes Certified Professional Environmental Auditors (CPEAs), Certified Hazardous Material Managers (CHMMs), Juris Doctorates (JDs), PhD level scientists, and various state-licensed Professional Engineers (PEs). With this diverse team we assist facilities in maintaining compliance with state and federal air, water, and solid waste regulations, among others.

First Environment regularly conducts multi-media facility audits to assess compliance with state and federal regulations pertaining to: the Clean Air Act; spill prevention, control, and countermeasure (SPCC) plans; stormwater pollution prevention plans (SPPP); underground and aboveground petroleum storage; universal and hazardous waste storage; recycling procedures; cultural resources; natural resources; NEPA; CERCLA; environmental noise; asbestos and lead-based paint; and wastewater management. Notably, over the past five years our trained and certified environmental compliance audit staff has conducted more than 200 multi-media environmental compliance audits and management system reviews for a variety of private and public clients.

Areas of Expertise:

  • General Compliance Services
  • Air Quality
  • Water
  • UST/AST Compliance
  • Solid and Hazardous Waste

Our Work

Water Supply Infrastructure Assessment and Compliance Reviews

Client: Westchester County Department of Environmental Facilities
Location: Westchester County, NY

FEMA Hazard Mitigation Technical Assistance Program, Substantial Damage Estimations

Client: Dewberry
Location: Monmouth & Ocean Counties, NJ

Operating Permit Compliance Management

Client: St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center
Location: Paterson, NJ

Operating Permit Compliance Management

Client: Capital Health Regional Medical Center
Location: Trenton, NJ

VA Caribbean Healthcare System Wastewater Vulnerability Assessment

Client: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Location: San Juan, Puerto Rico

Wilmington VA Medical Center Green Technology Stormwater Retrofit

Client: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Location: Wilmington, DE

Integrated Environmental Compliance Audits

Client: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs – VISN 12
Location: VA Great Lakes Healthcare System

Integrated Environmental Compliance and ISO 14001 Management System Audits

Client: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs – VISN 18
Location: VA Southwest Health Care Network