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Site Auditing: Environmental Assessment of Property

  • ID: 2089878
  • Newsletter
  • Region: United States
  • 800 Pages
  • Specialty Technical Publishers
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Since 1980, when punitive legislation was implemented, potential environmental liability associated with hazardous material releases has become a matter of utmost concern to parties involved in real estate transactions. Site Auditing: Environmental Assessment of Property provides purchasers, lenders, bankers, investors, landlords, tenants, sellers, environmental consultants, and attorneys with in-depth guidelines to understand and evaluate the environmental liabilities associated with real property transactions. In addition, it is a valuable resource for those who must conduct assessments as required under RCRA Corrective Action.


- Identifies steps in the process that should be performed according to the ASTM standards for conducting Phase I and Phase II assessments
- Provides information on conducting assessments and corrective action beyond Phase II, together with Do's and Don'ts checklists and detailed guidance on how to do so
- Enables completion of the most thorough and legally defensible assessments possible
- Helps users avoid the potentially huge costs associated with liability for cleanup
- National in scope, but also includes general information on conducting assessments under state programs, including listings and websites for state cleanup programs
- Incorporates case studies
- Includes a broad array of useful supplementary materials (see Features section below)

Topic Areas

- Brownfields initiative/Brownfields program summary
- CERCLA, RCRA, and due diligence
- Consultant liabilities
- Eminent domain
- Environmental insurance
- Environmental site assessment
- Insurance industry's liability for financing Superfund-mandated hazardous waste cleanup costs
- Investigation
- Radioactive materials


Three-Phase Guidance: Covers Phase I: Environmental Site Assessment, Phase II: Site Investigation, and Phase III: CERCLA Cleanup Process and RCRA Corrective Action

Extensive Coverage: Details the process for conducting all appropriate inquiries; the EPA's Superfund Redevelopment Program and Brownfields Initiative; and federal and state mechanisms such as grants, pilot projects, and tax incentives that expand the scope of the guide to cover reuse options

Checklists: Provides detailed dos-and-don'ts checklists for each phase
Graphics Includes flow diagrams

References: Incorporates Internet references to significant articles and current information

Published on a Quarterly basis.

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