September 2019 - Section 508 Compliance: 6 Tips to Stay on Track When Preparing Accessible Public Documents

September 2019 - Section 508 Compliance: 6 Tips to Stay on Track When Preparing Accessible Public Documents

Public involvement is an essential component of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), and when the Federal Government produces accessible documents, individuals with disabilities can review and engage with the project. It’s also the law! Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 requires Federal documents and websites to be compatible with assistive technologies, which make them accessible to individuals with disabilities. This section was created in 1998, as Congress recognized the need for regulations governing accessibility in technology and electronic devices. On January 19, 2017, the U.S. Access Board issued a final rule that requires contractors to provide Section 508-compliant deliverables for media that will be released to the public. Therefore, digital NEPA documents, such as Environmental Impact Statements (EISs) or Environmental Assessments (EAs), need to be Section 508-compliant. By creating high-quality documents that conform with Section 508 rules, you will ensure that the greatest number of people will have the opportunity to engage with the project and provide their comments.

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July 2019 – It’s Time for More Resilient Infrastructure: Reducing Risk Through Adaptation

July 2019 – It’s Time for More Resilient Infrastructure: Reducing Risk Through Adaptation

Our nation’s infrastructure faces increasing risks from extreme weather and other changes to climatic conditions. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has identified 16 critical infrastructure systems that are essential to our security and economic prosperity. These systems depend on various physical facilities and assets to provide a range of essential services like energy, clean water, transportation, and communication. Examples of essential assets include roads, bridges, power plants, electrical transmission lines, water treatment plants, and communication towers, all of which are potentially vulnerable to severe weather and other effects from climatic changes. This Pulse article identifies current and likely future changes to the environment and explores the concepts of adaptation and resilience as they apply to infrastructure.

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April 2019 - Sustainability & Waste Management at the 2019 National NAEP Conference

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Join Chris Rua, CHMM on May 21, 2019 at the 2019 National Association of Environmental Professionals (NAEP) Conference in Baltimore, Maryland. Chris, a Senior Compliance Specialist with PHE, will be presenting a paper on why a sustainable approach to construction and demolition (C&D) waste management is not only good for our environment, but can reduce regulatory compliance burdens and add to the bottom-line.

Facility managers tasked with the responsibility of sustainably managing their wastes often run up against some significant challenges when dealing with C&D waste.  This is especially true for federal facility managers/engineers that are required to comply with Executive Order 13834, Efficient Federal Operations, which mandates that federal agencies implement waste prevention and recycling measures in a manner that increases efficiency, optimizes performance, eliminates unnecessary use of resources, and protects the environment. Register today and learn about the challenges of managing construction and demolition waste, tips for cost saving measures, and potential opportunities for sustainable management.

January 2019 - PHE Awarded 10-year A/E Environmental Services Contract with the United States Coast Guard!

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PHE, with our JV partner Michael Baker International, has been awarded an IDIQ contract to provide professional environmental engineering services to Coast Guard entities nationwide.  This is the second consecutive award of this contract to PHE, and we look forward to continuing to provide exceptional support to the Coast Guard mission.

December 2018 - PHE Staff Recognized by SAME

Paul DiPaolo (Left) Receives Young Member SAME award from San Diego Post President, CAPT Dan Cook, USN, CEC

Paul DiPaolo (Left) Receives Young Member SAME award from San Diego Post President, CAPT Dan Cook, USN, CEC

PHE would like to congratulate Paul DiPaolo for winning the 2018 "Gaslamp Award for Outstanding Leadership and Accomplishment in support of the SAME Mission by a Young Member" for the San Diego Chapter of SAME!  We are incredibly proud of Paul’s efforts and contributions this year.

Looking forward with 30 years of perspective

Looking forward with 30 years of perspective

The last 30 years have transformed the way we understand and address human impact on the environment, and have increased emphasis on conducting business in an environmentally sensitive manner. Since its founding in 1988, PHE has been helping businesses and government agencies achieve a balance between mission-effectiveness and protection of our natural resources. With three decades of hard-earned experience, PHE’s commitment to helping our clients navigate complex environmental requirements – and address new environmental and societal challenges – is stronger than ever!

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PHE Wins 5-Year BPA with GSA Public Building Service

PHE Wins 5-Year BPA with GSA Public Building Service

PHE was awarded a blanket purchase agreement (BPA) with the General Services Administration (GSA) Public Building Service (PBS) Great Lakes Region 5 to provide environmental support services at GSA facilities within the region.  The Great Lakes Region supports federal agencies in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin.

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