Definitive and up-to-date coverage of brownfields laws, regulations, programs, and procedures across the nation.
The complete guide for developers, investors, lenders, property owners, and others who want to seize the opportunity of profitable investment, voluntary cleanup or redevelopment of contaminated land and for their attorneys. It is replete with practice notes and analysis of rapidly evolving federal and state initiatives, programs and policies so that lawyers can most effectively counsel their clients, consider choices in structuring brownfields transactions and negotiate agreements with other parties, including exit strategies to enable brownfields projects to successfully proceed.
Every aspect of the brownfields endeavor, such as legal liability pitfalls, assessments of contamination, self-audit privilege laws, valuation of contaminated property, financial issues and incentives, tax considerations, and specialized insurance policies is considered in-depth. In addition, explanations of federal and state requirements as to problems frequently encountered in the brownfields cleanup process, such as underground storage tanks, asbestos-containing materials, vapor intrusion, lead-based paint, hazardous substance spills, environmental contractor licensing and laboratory certification, are provided.
As a result of having the complete brownfields guide, each party and its counsel can:
Features include detailed chapter summaries; extensive headings and subheadings; practice pointers; sample forms; individual state chapters; lists of laws, governmental contacts, brownfields redevelopers, and web sites; appendices of EPA policy statements and memoranda of agreement; glossary of terms; bibliography; and a disk of sample forms that can be easily downloaded and adapted to meet a variety of situations in the inspection, sale and government- approved cleanup of brownfields.