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In a December 2012 Guidance Memo, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced new enforcement principles intended to enhance protections for tenants on contaminated or previously contaminated “brownfield” properties....more
Newly issued guidance by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) suggests that prudent long-term tenants of commercial and industrial properties should conduct environmental due diligence before entering into a...more
As real estate development and leasing begin to emerge slowly from the dark days of the Great Recession, it’s important to remember that environmental considerations should not take a back seat to getting a deal done. In...more
The National Research Council, an arm of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), today released a report, “Alternatives for Managing the Nation’s Complex Contaminated Groundwater Sites” (available from the National Academies...more
EPA recently released two guidance documents relevant to Superfund practitioners. One establishes revised procedures regarding how EPA will manage negotiations with PRPs. The second updates EPA's guidance on how it will...more
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- Brownfields Voluntary Cleanup Incentives
The General Assembly has provided two tax incentives to promote cleanup of brownfield sites: an income tax credit as well as a property...more
Important changes to Michigan’s Part 201 cleanup criteria became effective September 28, 2012. Among other revisions, inhalation pathway criteria for both soil and groundwater were made more stringent for several constituents...more
On July 6, 2012, the New Jersey Appellate Division, in the case of Des Champs Laboratories, Inc. v. NJDEP, invalidated the NJDEP’s regulation requiring an owner or operator of an industrial establishment to certify that their...more
A recent decision of the Florida 1st District Court of Appeal has held that a landowner who purchased commercial property with known existing underground petroleum contamination failed to qualify for both the so-called...more
Originally published in the June 4, 2012 edition of New Jersey Law Journal.
In an effort to expedite the remediation of more than 20,000 contaminated sites, New Jersey passed the Site Remediation and Reform Act (SRRA) on...more
When the collateral has environmental contamination, the lender is faced with a take-it-or-leave-it dilemma, either of which poses significant financial risk. Taking a property in foreclosure may result in the lender bearing...more
The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania determined that a potentially responsible party conducting a site cleanup pursuant to both a state court order and an administrative settlement with a state...more
In a settlement reached in mid-April, CVS Pharmacy Inc. (CVS) agreed to pay almost $14 million to settle claims that it improperly stored and disposed of hazardous waste at its drugstores in California....more
Owners of land on which petroleum underground storage tanks are located are responsible for the cleanup of gasoline released (In re Huntington and Kildare Inc. v. Grannis, N. Y. App. Div., No. 512100, 11/3/11). Huntington and...more
Originally published in Law360, New York (March 14, 2012, 1:45 PM ET)
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has requested public comment on a proposed reinterpretation of its polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB)...more
Over the first two decades of CERCLA, the rule gradually emerged that parties which settled their liability were restricted to contribution claims under Section 113(f)(1) and would be entitled to contribution protection under...more
In recent years, individuals and regulatory agencies have become concerned with the effects of “vapor intrusion,” which is the migration of emissions from volatile compounds, such as petroleum or dry cleaning solvents, found...more
This article is a follow-up to our prior post of July 31, 2009 dealing with this issue. As you may know, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (“NJDEP”) enacted a notification and public outreach rule,...more
In 2002, Congress passed the Small Business Liability Relief and Brownfields Revitalization Act, which, among other things, amended the Superfund statute (also known as "CERCLA") to carve out of the harsh liability scheme...more
On December 9, 2010, EPA issued its draft plan aimed at implementing its recently announced Integrated Cleanup Initiative. The Initiative is aimed at accelerating cleanups and implementing other improvements to the Agency’s...more
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