EPA Replaces Reference to Old E 2247 Standard to Reflect 2016 Revisions At our May PRISM conference, Patricia Overmeyer, the Land Revitalization Coordinator at the U.S. EPA’s Office of Brownfields Cleanup and Redevelopment, gave the audience a heads up that a direct final rule recognizing ASTM Phase I Forestland Standard (E2247-16) as AAI-compliant was imminent. Just over a month later—on June 20, 2017—the U.S. EPA published notice in the Federal Register of its intent to amend the All Appropriate Inquiry… READ MORE >
OCC Issues New FAQ on Vendor Management
Emphases that third party vendor risk management is not a “one-size-fits-all” process.  The challenges that financial institutions face managing third-party relationships are real, and so is the uncertainty about what regulators want to… READ MORE >
  |   06.23.2017
NEWS FLASH: U.S. SBA Loan Program By Any Other Name...
If you haven’t gotten used to the new names for the SBA’s 7(a) and CDC programs, don’t worry. One of the first moves by the new U.S. Small Business Administrator appointed by President… READ MORE >
  |   03.14.2017
Is Your Environmental Due Diligence Checklist Enough?
NOTE TO READERS: It might surprise some readers that buyers of a commercial property are still unaware of the risks an owner faces for environmental contamination. Real-world examples are illustrative for highlighting the… READ MORE >
  |   02.06.2017
SBA Kicks Off New Year With New SOP, New Head
Just a few months ago, the U.S. Small Business Administration ended Fiscal Year 2016 on a high note with loan volume up over the previous year. The agency also just rebranded its flagship… READ MORE >
  |   12.14.2016
Walking the Regulatory Road
NOTE TO READERS: Along with Dianne Crocker’s article, Bank Regulators Turn Up the Heat in the November 2016 edition of Scotsman Guide, appeared this important article by Rod Alba, senior VP and senior READ MORE >
  |   11.09.2016
Bank Regulators Turn Up the Heat
NOTE TO READERS: The following article, authored by EDR Insight’s Dianne Crocker, was just published in the November 2016 edition of Scotsman Guide.  Regulators Turn Up the Heat Growing loan volume and relaxed… READ MORE >
  |   11.01.2016
EDR Insight Q&A: Why Asbestos Is Affecting More Deals Today
Across the United States, old buildings are getting new attention, particularly in downtown areas that are undergoing a resurgence. Along this trend comes heightened attention on asbestos-containing building materials, a non-scope issue under READ MORE >
  |   10.05.2016
New OCC Warning: Top Risks Facing Lenders
Are Your Standards Tough Enough? The last time the US Comptroller of the Currency sounded the alarm about rising concentrations and looser underwriting standards for commercial real estate loans was in December. This… READ MORE >
  |   07.14.2016