Site Assesment quiz 1

All Appropriate Inquiry
-Requirements for assessing
the environmental conditions of a property prior to its acquisition.
Resource Conservation and Recovery Act
-Extend the reach of Federal Governmental Control
-Control solid waste landfills
-Provide comprehensive approach to
hazardous waste determination, generation, transportation, and disposal
National Contingency Plan
Made government disclose environmental hazards associated with large projects
What tools can be used to describe the physical setting of a site
Topographic maps, Groundwater maps, bedrock and surficial geology maps, US Soil Conservation Service maps, Flood insurance rate maps
Recognized environmental condition
Strict Cercla Liability
Must make something safe regardless of intent
Joint and Several Cercla liability
Apportioned liability from group involvement
Retroactive Cercla liability
responsibility for matters that predated CERCLA
Comprehensive env. response, compensation and liability act
-Defined owner and operator potential liabilities
-manages abandoned sites
-established national contingency plan
Assessment planning considerations
-Detailed proposal or work plan
-liability limits
-report reliance
-insurance requirements
Site Interviews
-Must include Key Site Manager
-Site contacts and users may know and disclose info on past incidences, law suits, etc.
-Term often associated with determining the hazard of asbestos
-alterable, can be deteriorated easily
Business Environmental Risk
-Often out of scope issues which can be expenses that drop property values dramatically