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

New Jersey Turnpike Environmental Compliance at Service Areas

Client: New Jersey Turnpike Authority
Location: Southern New Jersey

New York State Insurance Fund – Industrial Hygiene

Client: New York State Insurance Fund
Location: New York City, NY

Nationwide Audit of Veterans Health Administration Solid Waste Streams and Recycling Program Activities

Client: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Location: Various Locations, Nationwide

FEMA Hazard Mitigation Technical Assistance Program, Substantial Damage Estimations

Client: Dewberry
Location: Monmouth & Ocean Counties, NJ

Environmental Compliance Audits of Bureau Water Pollution Control Plants and Combined Sewer Overflow Facilities

Client: New York City Department of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Wastewater Treatment
Location: New York, NY

Montrose VA Medical Center Dechlorination at Wastewater Treatment Plant

Client: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Location: Montrose, NY

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 Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Permitting and Spill Prevention Program Technical Support

Client: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs – VA Hudson Valley Healthcare System
Location: Montrose & Castle Point, NY

New Jersey Municipal Environmental Risk Management Fund

Client: PERMA
Location: Statewide, New Jersey

VA Caribbean Healthcare System Wastewater Vulnerability Assessment

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

Integrated Environmental Compliance Audits

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