Brownfields: A Comprehensive Guide to Redeveloping Contaminated Property
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This updated edition of an ABA bestseller provides a step-by-step, solution-oriented look at the environmental and economic challenges of redeveloping contaminated property. Beginning with a thorough explanation that puts brownfields redevelopment into a current context, Brownfields then focuses on the most important legal, business, financial, and political issues associated with redeveloping contaminated real estate.
This guide provides exceptional insights and strategic advice from experts in various disciplines – a template for getting the brownfields deal done. Other major parts of the book include discussions about the basic science for dealing with contaminated property appropriately and effectively, and a final section that offers detailed and current information about the most important elements of each state's voluntary cleanup program.
Brownfields provides the detailed background necessary to make informed decisions and offers practical advice for implementing effective strategies for change. It will help you:
• Find new funding sources to finance your brownfield redevelopment
• Interpret federal and state laws governing liability for the cleanup of brownfield sites
• Evaluate current State Voluntary Cleanup Programs including financial and tax incentives, eligible or excluded properties, cleanup standards, and liability protections
• Develop a strategy for getting the brownfields deal done
• Understand basic science and emerging concepts involved in risk-based science used to cost-effectively address contaminated property
• Gain insight into key issues from experts on managing environmental liabilities