Washington Real Property Deskbook Series Volume 7: Environmental Regulation

Environmental law is increasingly specialized, as is borne out by the 19 chapters in this volume addressing topics from air quality to chemical substance regulation to natural resource damages, each written by highly experienced Washington practitioners. The 2018 supplement updates all content and includes completely revised replacement chapters 12, 13, and 16.

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Environmental law is often at the forefront of our public discourse on topics ranging from our beautiful scenery to our iconic salmon. There are no easy answers to many questions that arise in this area of law. How clean must a contaminated site be after restoration? Should we regulate greenhouse gasses, and if so, how? How do we deal with increasing stormwater runoff from more acres of impervious surfaces as more and more people move to our state—partly because of the richness of our environment—while keeping housing affordable? How certain should our science and data be regarding human health and/or environmental risk before taking steps to address that risk?

These are only some of the many questions that environmental law in Washington seeks to answer and that are covered in Volume 7. This volume is designed to assist the practitioner, at any experience level, working on environmental matters and issues. Environmental law is increasingly specialized, as is borne out by the 19 chapters in this volume, and so each chapter was authored by experts in these 19 areas, from air quality to chemical substance regulation to natural resource damages. Attorneys in Washington will find their understanding of all of these areas illuminated by the writing of the truly outstanding group of authors who have contributed to this volume.

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Table of contents

 Preface to the Fourth Edition 
About the Editors

Chapter 1.  National Environmental Policy Act   (Tyson C. Kade†; Matthew A. Love†)
Chapter 2.  Air Quality/Climate Change   (Katharine G. Shirey†; Leslie R. Seffern; Thomas
  J. Young*)
Chapter 3.  Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act
  (CERCLA or Superfund)   (Patricia Dost; Margaret Hupp†; Rachel Martin; Meredith
  Weinberg†)
Chapter 4.  Dangerous Waste   (Douglas S. Little; J. Christopher Baird†)
Chapter 5.  Toxic Substances Control Act   (J. Christopher Baird†)
Chapter 6.  Washington Model Toxics Control Act   (Kenneth S. Weiner; Tisha
  Pagalilauan†; Alyssa Moir)
Chapter 7.  Spill Reporting and Emergency Action   (David J. Hill; Julie S. Nicoll)
Chapter 8.  Underground Storage Tanks   (Stephen Tan; Ashley Shattles; Jeff Kray*;
  Sarah Wightman*)
Chapter 9.  Transportation of Hazardous Substances  (David J. Hill; Julie S. Nicoll; Donna
  Barnett*; David Steele*)
Chapter 10.  Minimizing Hazardous Waste Liability in Real Estate Transactions   (Kurt B.
  Peterson†; Andrew T King*)
Chapter 11.  Surface Water   (J. Richard Aramburu; Karen A. Willie*; Michael D. Daudt*)
Chapter 12.  The Clean Water Act   (Connie Sue Manos Martin†)
Chapter 13.  Lender and Fiduciary Environmental Liability   (Jeff C. Miller†; Steven F.
  Hill†)
Chapter 14.  Cost Recovery and Contribution   (Mark W Schneider†; Kelly F Moser; Julie
  A. Wilson-McNerney*)
Chapter 15.  Natural Resource Damages   (Stephen R. Parkinson†; Carry A. Summers†;
  Matthew J. Stockt; Anne E. Purkey*)
Chapter 16.  Insurance Issues for the Insured   (Pamela J. DeVet†; Matthew F Pierce;
  Susannah C. Carr†)
Chapter 17.  Insurance Issues for the Insurer   (Thomas M. Jones†; Michael D. Handler†)
Chapter 18.  Environmental Liabilities and Bankruptcy   (John S. Kaplan†)
Chapter 19.  Endangered Species   (Patrick Ryan; Martha F Wehling*)

Table of Cases
Table of Statutes
Table of References
Subject Index

* of 2018 Supplement / † of 2013 Deskbook and 2018 Supplement