Environmental Enlightenment #219
By Ami Adini -
November 4, 2014

This is a SHORT, LIGHT and SIMPLE newsletter. Its purpose is to rekindle in the initiated terminology they have once learned, and enlighten the uninitiated on terms they may have heard but never knew the meaning of.

One Useful Environmental Database


Here’s a data-packed site that provides handy information on environmental conditions of sites of interest.

Real-estate brokers, attorneys and investors can glide through it fast to identify items of interest.

It is managed by the SWRCB, State of California Water Resources Control Board, a sub-agency of Cal-EPA: http://www.waterboards.ca.gov/





SWRCB operates the GeoTracker database: http://geotracker.waterboards.ca.gov


GeoTracker tracks regulatory data about:

  • Leaking Underground Storage Tank (LUST) Cleanup Sites
  • Other Water Board Cleanup Sites
  • Land Disposal Sites
  • Military Sites
  • Permitted Underground Storage Tank (UST) Facilities

GeoTracker contains data from all of California. This makes it an important resource to both regulators and the public.

Example:

Click on http://geotracker.waterboards.ca.gov

This window will show up



Enter an address of interest.

For example, I entered our office address:





From here you can zero in on any site of your interest in the vicinity: expand the map and click on the square of your choice and a whole world of records on that site will open up.

Call me any time to assist your navigation. You will find this maze to be friendly and simple to navigate once you’ve tried it two or three times.


GeoTracker demonstrates how regulatory personnel, responsible parties, and all stakeholders can efficiently access the same data and an identical set of analytical tools. The readily accessible database results in less duplication of effort and improved communication between stakeholders.

You can find past issues of our "Environmental Enlightenment" at amiadini.com Wealth of information about environmental site assessments in the real estate transactions and issues concerning assessment and cleanup of contamination in the subsurface soil and groundwater.

Call me if you have any questions. There are no obligations.

Ami Adini Environmental Services, Inc.
Environmental Consultants & General Engineering Contractors
California Lic. #1009513 A B HAZ ASB
818-824-8102; mail@amiadini.com
www.amiadini.com

Ami Adini is a veteran environmental practitioner with over 40 years of experience. He carries a Bachelor of Science degree (B.Sc.) in Mechanical Engineering including academic credits in Nuclear and Chemical Engineering and postgraduate education in these fields. His career includes design and construction of nuclear plant facilities, chemical processing plants and hazardous wastewater treatment systems. He is a former California Registered Environmental Assessor Levels I & II in the 1988-2012 registry that certified environmental professionals in the assessment and remediation of environmentally impacted land, and a Registered Environmental Professional (REP) since 1989 with the National Registry of Environmental Professionals (NREP). He is a California Business & Professions Code Qualifying Responsible Managing Officer (RMO) in the General Engineering Contractor classification with Hazardous Substance Removal and Asbestos certifications, and president of AMI ADINI ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES, INC. (AAES), a general engineering contractor and consulting firm specializing in environmental site assessments, rehabilitation of contaminated sites and removal of environmental risks from real-estate transactions. (Contact Ami for a complete resume.) AAES provides practical solutions to environmental concerns using the highest standards of ethics and integrity while providing its clients with maximum return on their investments.