Role of the Environmental Professional in managing contaminated site liability: Role of the Environmental Professional in managing contaminated site liability

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GEOL 650 690
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MSAG All Concentrations/MES Foundation Env Geology
Course Description
Evaluation of environmental contamination and liability is an important tool during acquisition of real property, and a standard work product in the environmental consulting field. This course will cover the purpose and history of the Superfund law, the various classifications of Superfund liable parties, and landowner liability protections, including innocent landowners, contiguous property owners, and bona fide prospective purchasers (BFPP). In the context of establishing landowner liability protection, the course will evaluate the performance of “All Appropriate Inquiry” for the presence of environmental contamination (e.g. Phase I environmental site assessment). Our study of “All Appropriate Inquiry” will include evaluation of historical maps, aerial photography, and various forms of environmental documentation.  Students will prepare environmental reports for select properties and will have an opportunity to hone technical writing skills.
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