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Hearing on lender liability for environmental cleanup costs

hearing before the Committee on Small Business, United States Senate, One Hundred Second Congress, first session ... June 18, 1991.

by United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Small Business.

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Published by U.S. G.P.O., For sale by the U.S. G.P.O., Supt. of Docs., Congressional Sales Office in Washington .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States.
    • Subjects:
    • Lender liability -- United States.,
    • Liability for hazardous substances pollution damages -- United States.,
    • Liability for environmental damages -- United States.

    • Edition Notes

      SeriesS. hrg. ;, 102-243
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsKF26 .S6 1991t
      The Physical Object
      Paginationiii, 122 p. :
      Number of Pages122
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1046468M
      ISBN 100160375649
      LC Control Number93246873

      States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently sought to re-cover the costs of environmental cleanup from banks that foreclosed on land containing hazardous wastes. In effect, the EPA reasoned that a secured lender who forecloses upon property is a potentially responsi-ble party liable for the cleanup expense.3Author: Eric S. Lipper. To expedite the cleanup of brownfield sites in the US, some environmental firms have teamed up with insurance companies to underwrite the cleanup and provide a guaranteed cleanup cost to limit land developers' exposure to environmental remediation costs and pollution lawsuits.


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Hearing on lender liability for environmental cleanup costs by United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Small Business. Download PDF EPUB FB2

Get this from a library. Hearing on lender liability for environmental cleanup costs: hearing before the Committee on Small Business, United States Senate, One Hundred Second Congress, first session J [United States.

Congress. Senate. Committee on Small Business.]. Environmental Cost Recovery & Lender Liability Update 2 did was direct remedial activities are inapplicable here because of Goldstein’s long involvement in environmental activities at the site and in decisions which may have exacerbated the contamination.

On the other hand, the court agreed to decrease the allocation made to. The lender liability policy protects the collateral value of each and every property insured against unforeseen environmental conditions.

It allows lenders to foreclose on contaminated property they might otherwise not foreclose on because the policy would pay the cleanup costs or the loan balance, whichever is less. Maryland law similarly imposes liability on property owners, operators, transporters, and generators of hazardous substances and holds them responsible for the cleanup.

A lender who holds a security interest in property generally is exempt from liability for environmental contamination on the property as long as it does not participate in the management of the.

authorizes the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to respond to human health and environmental hazards. posed by hazardous substances at properties. Under CERCLA, EPA can require liable parties to conduct cleanups, or EPA can conduct a cleanup and subsequently recover cleanup costs from liable parties.

Section of CERCLA defines a liable party as. They also have coverage parts for the lender's direct environmental liability for cleanup costs, bodily injury, or property damage arising from a pollution condition, of somewhat lesser concern to a lender than a borrower, particularly before foreclosure.

Fact Sheet: Updated Questions and Answers on the CERCLA Lender Liability Exemption Updated fact sheet highlights the main rules and EPA policy governing the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA, commonly referred to as Superfund) environmental liability for secured creditors for the cleanup of contaminated property.

] ENVIRONMENTAL RISKS FOR LENDERS of all of the cleanup costs, although, in certain circumstances, the PRP can seek contribution from other PRPs.

Hearing on lender liability for environmental cleanup costs book a result, under CERCLA, the owner or operator of a property can be liable for remediation costs even if the contamination pre-dated its ownership or operation of the Size: KB.

MYTH 2: Leasing on a contaminated property always leads to lender liability. In the early s, the concern that lenders would become liable for contaminated property in which they held security interests crippled commercial lending in some business sectors.

Congress has since created a safe harbor from federal cleanup liability for secured lenders. permits recovery of costs associated with the cleanup of an environmental emergency “from the person whose act or neglect caused or who authorized the events that caused the environmental emergency in proportions the Court determines” The Waste Management Act is the central environmental protection statute in B.C.

UnderFile Size: KB. There are three basic environmental liability insurance policy forms. Environmental Impairment Liability (sold under various product names) Coverage only applies to listed locations.

This policy form can provide coverage for first-party cleanup costs, business interruption, loss of rents and extra expenses coverage. LENDER LIABILITY UNDER ENVIRONMENTAL LAWS FOR REAL ESTATE AND CORPORATE TRANSACTIONS § ILLINOIS INSTITUTE FOR CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATION 4 — 5 F.2d at Because almost all lenders maintain the capacity to influence a borrower’s financial affairs and operating decisions, Fleet Factors led to a full-scale.

TAX CASE Environmental remediation costs can be deductible trade or business expenses under IRC section However, under IRC sectionbusinesses must capitalize expenditures that increase a property’s value or its useful life or adapt it to a different use.

The tax treatment of specific remediation costs is determined. Commercial Real Estate Loans: Lender's Environmental Liability Form of Liability CERCLA is a strict liability statute. Potentially responsible parties may be liable for environmental remediation costs even if the party did not cause or negligently failed to discover the environmental contamination.

Furthermore, CERCLA does not contain a. [21 ELR ] The principle of environmental lender liability holds that in certain instances a creditor may be found liable for damages to the environment caused by his debtor.

The creditor may be a secured creditor, a lender, a mortgagee, a judgment creditor, or a factor. In the s and early s lender liability for the remediation of contaminated land was considered the greatest environmental risk for lenders. The threat of liability from Part IIA of the Environmental Protection Act initially drove the introduction and use of environmental due diligence in banks.

But instances of such lender liability areFile Size: 2MB. Liability sector-wise, namely in the area of biotechnology 26 6. Subsidiarity and proportionality 28 7. The overall economic impact of environmental liability at EC level 29 8. Conclusion 31 Annexes 33 1. Study of civil liability systems for remedying environmental File Size: KB.

Clean Up Liability and Costs Law and Legal Definition In the context of environmental law, clean up costs and liability refers to the responsibility of a person or entity for hazardous waste removal. Such activities are governed at the federal level primarily by the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA).

This CLE webinar will discuss lender liability in real estate loan transactions for environmental cleanup and remediation and how the lender can minimize direct liability as well as diminution of value of collateral due to environmental damages. The program will discuss risk mitigation in loan origination as well as during the life of the loan, including loan workouts and foreclosures.

Comprehensive Environmental Response Cleanup and Liability Act (CERCLA) By Inc. Editorial, Inc. Staff. Commercial Lenders:Some property owners may decide to apply to commercial lenders for loans to support the cleanup and redevelop-ment of their properties.

Technical Consultants:Technical consultants can help property owners design and implement the investigation and cleanup of environmental contamination on their Size: KB.

Hearing on lender liability for environmental cleanup costs: hearing before the Committee on Small Business, United States Senate, One Hundred Second Congress, first session. Lender Environmental Collateral Protection and Liability Insurance. “cleanup costs”, “estimated cleanup costs”, and “claim expense(s)”, including defense costs, reduces the limits of insurance.

If the policy’s Limit of Liability is exhausted, the Company shall not be liable for “claim expense(s)” or for the amount of any. Lender liability under environmental law Increased concern for the environ- ment has introduced a new dimension into the risks faced by lenders.

Previ- may incur environmental cleanup costs which exceed the total amount of the loan. In addition, it may prove difficult to sell the property because of. Lender Liability Under Superfund: The Increasing Risks of Exposure, 12 Issues in Bank Regulation (Bank Administrative Institute) No.

1, at 3 (Summer ). 12 CERCLA allows PRP's to escape liability if a person can establish by a prepon. A leading case on trustee liability under CERCLA is [21 ELR ] United States v. Burns. 13 In that case, a trust owned property that was contaminated by the Polythane Company.

The United States, however, sought to recover the cleanup costs it had expended from Crowley, 14 who was both the trustee and the beneficiary of the trust. RESOURCES J. (); King, Lenders' Liability for Cleanup Costs, 18 ENVTL. (); Klotz & Siakotos, Lender Liability Under Federal and State Environmental Law: Of Deep Pockets, Debt Defeat and Deadbeats, 92 COM.

L.J. (); Comment, Lender Liability for Hazardous Waste: An Economic and Legal Analysis, parties. For environmental clean -up cost claims under policies, other than liability polic ies, most courts have yet to decide a number of key coverage issues. In contrast, a number of courts have decided key coverage issues in claims for environmental cleanup costs under liability policies favorable to policyholders.

Known formally as the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), the law created new cleanup liability for hazardous substances and related response costs and imposed it on the current owner and operator, the former owner or operator at the time of chemical release, those who arranged for chemical disposal.

In addition, although the specific figure was not known, the total projected cleanup costs represented a significant percentage of the book cost of the taxpayer's system. The taxpayer argued that all of the environmental cleanup costs were deductible as ordinary and necessary business expenses under IRC Sec.

and fell under the definition of. impacted by hazardous substances and the long liability reach of modern environmental laws.1 These laws can transform the exposure of the trust assets and the beneficiary and/or trustee’s own personal assets to clean-up liability.

What potential 17 Lender Liability Under CERCLA, 40 C.F.R. Consequently, we believe that the imposition of cleanup liability on lenders is counterproductive to long-term environmental goals and we support the objectives of H.R.

and S to limit lender liability for cleanup costs under CERCLA. United States Environmental Protection Agency Solid Waste and Emergency Response Washington, DC W EPAF June Office of Underground Storage Tanks EPA Proposes a Lender Liability Rule for Underground Storage Tanks Background Action Taken Many underground storage tank (UST) owners and operators, particularly small.

Superfund Program and Cleanup Costs Recovery - Read the Environmental Cleanup legal blogs that have been posted by James R. Arnold on hor: James R. Arnold. “Environmental Law Managing Environmental Compliance and Liabilities at Universities,” Akin Gump webinar, December 5, “A Health-y Environment: Avoiding Environmental Liability at Health Care Facilities,” Akin Gump webinar, September 8, “Environmental Due Diligence,” SIGMA Maintenance & Share Group,   Harris & Lee Environmental Sciences, LLC Ross Valley Drive, San Rafael, CA San Francisco: () Santa Rosa: () Email: [email protected]   Environmental Indemnity in Real Estate Transactions: Allocating Risks of Potential Cleanup Costs ALLOCATING LIABILITY: ENVIRONMENTAL INDEMNITIES Karen J.

Nardi ARNOLD & PORTER Three Embarcadero Center, 10th Floor. San Francisco, CA Phone:   Companies that fail to meet their cleanup obligations are subject to civil and criminal liability under federal, state and local environmental laws and regulations.

CPAs face many issues in representing clients owning contaminated real property, one of which is addressing for tax purposes the most advantageous treatment of environmental.

Model Toxics Control Act Regulation and Statute MTCA Cleanup Regulation Chapter WAC Model Toxics Control Act Chapter D RCW Uniform Environmental Covenants Act Chapter RCW Compiled by Washington State Department of Ecology Toxics Cleanup Program Publication No.

Revised The Environmental Liability of Lenders in England: Is the Tide Coming in Jonathan H. Marks which appears in a book entitled BANKS, LIABILrrY AND RISK (William Blair QC ed., 3d ed. ) published by LLP, a division of (amended ). Under that legislation, cleanup costs are recoverable from an "owner or operator," 42 U.S.C.

§ (a Cited by: 3. congress intended to amend 3rd party defense; added definition to contractual relationship. Further amended in Important because created superfund tax on raw materials and petroleum, added an express right to contribution for clean up costs. Transfer and allocation of environmental liability.This allows the lender to make a reasonable business decision as to whether the value of the collateral exceeds the costs and liability associated with the potential environmental liability.

Any owner should closely monitor the ongoing practices of a tenant using hazardous substances. Yearly compliance audits are recommended.The corporate veil liability theory has been applied in situations that involve environmental clean-up issues. False Parent corporations can never be held liable for the environmental clean-up costs of subsidiaries.