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The environmental law that governs gas stations

Some Nashville small business owners decide that owning a gas station, often with an attached convenience store, is the way to go. Most of these businesses are franchises, which provide a name, products and other things that make opening such a business a bit easier. However, franchisees have many issues to be aware of and deal with regardless of the franchisor. A gas station, or gasoline dispensing facility, must comply with environmental law regardless of whether it comes from the federal, state or local government.

Tennessee helps businesses comply with environmental law

Nearly every state has green initiatives designed to keep the air and water clean while protecting their residents. Tennessee is no exception. The state's Green Star Partnership helps businesses who want to do more than just comply with environmental law.

Environmental law concerns for trucking companies

One of the most efficient ways to move goods across Tennessee, and the country, is by truck. This includes all kinds of goods, including those considered hazardous materials. Moving these products must comply with a variety of regulations, including some related to environmental law. The reason for this is to help ensure that hazardous materials such as gasoline do not end up polluting the air, ground or groundwater.

How environmental law applies to owning a nail salon

Owning a nail salon here in Nashville could provide a lucrative business opportunity. Making this type of business a success includes providing a safe environment for employees and customers alike. Due to the number of chemicals used in many salons, owners must adhere to numerous environmental law requirements to achieve that goal.

How does environmental law apply to your business?

Many Tennessee business owners need to ask themselves this question. In a time when federal, state and local governments are increasingly stressing the need to comply with environmental law, violating them could prove costly, especially to a small, new or growing business. Moreover, consumers and the public are demanding that companies provide and use more environmentally sustainable practices.

Most businesses need to address environmental law concerns

When opening a new business, Tennessee owners need to address numerous issues. One that some may forget to attend to is compliance with any environmental law associated with the industry. Preserving the environment is at the forefront of much of the public's minds these days, and a noncompliant business may not only have problems with federal and state officials, but with its customer base as well.

Not having a ginseng dealer permit violates environmental law

Many people across the country are more health conscious than they used to be. They look for herbal and natural remedies for a variety of ailments or health concerns, and ginseng is one of them. Selling it could be a profitable business, but in order to do so in this state, a permit is required. Failing to adhere to this Tennessee environmental law requirement could mean trouble and cut into any profits that could be made.

Environmental law and the EPA: What is the NEIC?

When it comes to running certain businesses, whether here in Tennessee or elsewhere, complying with certain rules and regulations is just part of it. For particular companies, this may include environmental law. Understanding how the Environmental Protection Agency conducts its civil and criminal investigations could help prepare a company for what may happen if an investigation is opened against it. One aspect of any investigation is the analysis of evidence.

Is an environmental assessment required for your land purchase?

When purchasing a piece of property here in Tennessee or elsewhere, the potential buyer goes through numerous steps in order to complete the due diligence portion of the purchase. In some cases, an environmental assessment will be part of that process. This is done to determine whether any environmental issues exist on the property that may require mediation, which could affect the terms of the purchase.

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