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Learn how to handle the uncertainty associated with environmental liability in A Lender's Guide to Environmental Liability Management. This concise, nontechnical handbook provides detailed information on how these ever-present liabilities can be managed effectively. It gives you the facts you need to explore lending opportunities in new areas while ensuring that your institution operates without unnecessary exposure to financial loss. This much-needed guide provides down-to-earth explanations of the liabilities arising from environmental problems, the science behind these liabilities, and the methods that lenders should implement to minimize financial risk - all without a single mathematical or scientific equation. The guide, divided into six main sections, is filled with must-have information focusing on o environmental law and the lender o the science of soil and groundwater contamination o recommendations for lending institutions' environmental policies o methods for management of contamination liability o techniques for management of contaminated sites o and the lender's role in trusts and financial management. Become environmentally literate and improve your financial decision-making outcomes with A Lender's Guide to Environmental Liability Management. This extremely useful and practical book will save you worry, time, and money.
Table of Contents
An Introduction to Environmental Liabilities and How to Use This Book What Are the Types of Environmental Liabilities? How to Use This Book Environmental Law and the Lender Liability for Soil and Groundwater Contamination Other Environmental Liabilities (Clean Water Act, Endangered Species Act, Clean Air Act, Occupational Safety and Health Act) The Future of Federal Environmental Laws A Primer on Soil and Groundwater Contamination What Is Contamination? The Hydrologic Cycles and the Flow of Groundwater and Surface Waters How Does Contamination Move? Cleanup of Contamination The Lending Institution Environmental Policy Creation of an Environmental Risk Manual of the Environmental Risk Manual Background Information on Risks and Rewards Criminal Sentences and Civil Penalties Indirect Customer Harm Background Information on Due Diligence Policy Statements Consultants Evaluation Steps Documentation/Specific Industries Problem Assets Management of Contamination Liability What Types of Transactions Should Require an Environmental Site Assessment? Technical Aspects of the Transaction Screen Process Technical Aspects of the Phase I Environmental Site Assessment Terms and Limiting Conditions, Contractual Responsibilities Site Information Site Descriptions Records Reviews Site Investigation Site Inspections Discussions of Special On-Site Investigations Discussions of Off-Site Investigations and Land Uses Findings and Conclusions Advantages of the Phase I ESA Disadvantages of the Phase I ESA Management of Contaminated Sites Contamination Found During a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment: The Art of Salvaging a Deal Contamination Found on Institution-Owned Property Foreclosure of Contaminated Property The Lender in Trusts and in Management Influence Trusts Decision Influence Other Environmental Issues Wetlands Sovereign Lands Listed Species and Critical and Unique Habitat Asbestos Radon Gas and Indoor Clean Air Electromagnetic Fields Appendices Substances Known to Contaminate Groundwater Environmental Agreement Environmental Consulting Services Agreement Each section also includes a list of references for further reading
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