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July 22, 2010

New Day Celebrates Five Years Bringing Optimal Solutions to Brokers and Their Clients

On February 1st, 2010, New Day Underwriting Managers celebrated five years bringing optimal risk management solutions to our broker partners and their clients. It was five years ago that Jeff Lejfer, Jeff Slivka and Tim Farrell sat in a corner booth of a local restaurant and sketched out their vision for taking a new approach to […]

July 22, 2010

New Stormwater Rules in Effect for Construction Projects

On February 1, 2010, the EPA effluent limitations guidelines and new source performance standards went into effect. These regulations were established in December 2009 “to control the discharge of pollutants from construction sites.” According to the U.S. EPA website, the following are some of the discharges prohibited: Wastewater from washout of concrete, from washout and […]

July 22, 2010

EPA Issues New Rule to Curb Construction-Site Pollution

Dow Jones News Service (11/23/09) via Advisen The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued a final rule Monday aimed at reducing pollution from construction sites, saying that will significantly improve the quality of water nationwide. Read more.

July 22, 2010

City Agrees to Conduct Study On Risks of PCBs in Schools

The New York Times (1/20/10) via Advisen New York City school officials have agreed to assess the environmental risks posed by PCBs in school buildings and to come up with a plan for cleanups and for reducing potential exposure, federal officials said Tuesday.  Read more.

July 22, 2010

Gas drilling in Appalachia yields a foul byproduct

Associated Press via The Washington Examiner (2/2/10)   A drilling technique that is beginning to unlock staggering quantities of natural gas underneath Appalachia also yields a troubling byproduct: powerfully briny wastewater that can kill fish and give tap water a foul taste and odor.  Read more.

July 22, 2010

Evansville lead, arsenic cleanup to start in March

Associated Press (1/25/10) via Advisen The federal government is gearing up for a project to remove contaminated soils from an Evansville neighborhood starting this spring.  Read more.

July 22, 2010

Road salt an environmental concern for plowed snow

Associated Press (2/17/10) via Advisen Mountains of grimy snow piled in parking lots aren’t the prettiest sight in East Coast communities, but experts say leaving it there until the spring thaw is less toxic to the environment than dumping it into freshwater rivers, streams and creeks.  Read more.

July 22, 2010

Creek at risk, complaint alleges: Group says freeway work threatens water quality

 The Spokesman-Review, Spokane, WA (4/2/10) via Advisen On multiple occasions last year, untreated storm water from a north Spokane freeway construction site illegally spilled into Deadman Creek, a stream that flows into the Little Spokane River.  Read more.

July 22, 2010

Condo's Eco Suit Goes For Green

Wall Street Journal (5/29/10) via Advisen The owners of a luxury condominium in Battery Park City are suing for $1.5 million in damages because they say the eco-friendly building isn’t green enough.  Read more.

July 21, 2010

Firms Learn Pollution Coverage Essential to Construction Risk Management Toolbox

An excavation contractor purchased pollution coverage for $8,000. The driver for purchasing coverage was encountering pre-existing contamination in soil on a project and realizing that there was no coverage in their General Liability (GL) policy for this risk. An electric contractor purchased pollution and professional coverage for $30,500. The reason for purchasing was a contractual […]

July 21, 2010

XL Claim Example – Food Distribution Center

The construction manager of a construction, renovation and expansion project for a food distribution center hired an insured to construct and install a new refrigeration system at the facility. The insured was cutting a section of pipe when approximately 50 pounds of ammonia was released as a gaseous cloud inside the facility. It took over […]

July 21, 2010

XL's New Insurance Policy

XL’s construction specialty for the past 25 years has been to provide annually renewable pollution and professional liability insurance solutions for middle market contractors. XL has new and expanded family of insurance policies that provides pollution coverage at construction job sites as you would expect and also provides cradle to grave coverage such as: Contractor’s […]

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