Guidance memorandum provides an overview of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA, commonly referred to as Superfund) liability framework and protections that may apply to local government acquisitions of contaminated property. Through this guidance, the agency is clarifying its enforcement intentions by describing circumstances when it may exercise its discretion to not pursue enforcement actions against certain parties that may fall within a category of liable parties under Section 107 of CERCLA. Issued June 15, 2020.
This US EPA one-pager highlights information on the BUILD Act, which was passed in MArch 2018 and amenda the Brownfields provisions of CERCLA. In this factsheet, EPA explains the major changes to the Brownfields Amendments.
This Northern Kentucky University study provides a summary of environmental insurance products, available as of 2005, that are useful to those involved in the revitalization of brownfields. The research updates a 1999 report conducted by Northern Kentucky University for the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The data presented here are based on a detailed survey administered to representatives of nine insurance companies and in-depth interviews with the representatives. Drafts of chapters based on the information gathered were sent to the insurers for validation of accuracy.
Jennifer Hernandez, a partner at Holland & Knights law firm, wrote this publication about the use of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). The paper analyzes how CEQA has been applied in California and the ramifications the statue has had since its inception.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (the EPA) Office of Site Remediation Enforcement (OSRE) manages the enforcement of the nation’s hazardous waste cleanup laws, including the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA, commonly known as Superfund), the corrective action and underground storage tank cleanup provisions of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), and the Oil Pollution Act (OPA).