IHMM is pleased to announce that the State of Minnesota has been added to our 45 in 5 program’s list of states recognizing IHMM credentials.

The Minnesota Department of Transportation uses CHMMs for its Regulated Materials Management program, handling regulated materials for the DOT and its projects. Minnesota becomes the 8th state in the nation with specific recognition of the IHMM CHMM.

In January 2021 Mark Bruce at AHMP and Gene Guilford at IHMM launched 45 in 5, getting 45 states [now 42 states] to recognize our credentials in 5 years. If we can find a volunteer like Mark in 42 other states we can work with those volunteers on crafting the right message to the right agencies in state governments across the country. If we find enough volunteers we can get this done in less than 5 years.

in January 2021 Gene Guilford released the 40 CFR § 312.10 EPA regulation that states a private certification that meets or exceeds the requirements of the regulation is an Environmental Professional under the regulation. Here is the crosswalk between the 40 CFR § 312.10 EPA regulation and the Certified Hazardous Materials Manager [CHMM] blueprint. The CHMM meets or exceeds the requirements of an Environmental Professional. 

IHMM is also working with the U.S. Small Business Administration on SBA SOP 50 10 6, Lender and Development Company Loan Programs, and the definition of an “Environmental Professional” drawn from 40 CFR § 312.10. The SBA in SOP 50 10 6 provides guidance to its participating lending institutions regarding those eligible to perform Phase One environmental site assessments.