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Michigan Webinar Series: What Could Be Easier Than Michigan's Environmental Liability Protection Program?

Date and Time:
11/7/2019 at 3:00 PM, Duration: 45 Minutes


The following is a direct quote from the Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy’s (EGLE’s) May 2015 Citizen’s Guide to Baseline Environmental Assessments (BEA): “A person can buy, lease, or foreclose on contaminated property and be protected from liability for cleanup of contamination on the property (provided they did not cause the contamination) if they: 1) conduct a baseline environmental assessment (BEA) and, 2) disclose it to the Department of Environmental Quality (now the EGLE) and subsequent purchasers and transferees of the property, as outlined under Part 201 (Environmental Remediation) and Part 213 (Leaking Underground Storage Tanks) of the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act, 1994 PA 451, as amended (NREPA)”.

This webinar will discuss the history of the Michigan BEA program and the relatively easy and inexpensive process of conducting and submitting a BEA to EGLE. The webinar will also cite several examples where a BEA was not conducted by the current owner of the polluted property and that party is now being ensnared in the web of environmental liability even though the release happen years and in some instances decades before they became the owner.

About the Presenter:
Curtis Chapman

Curtis Chapman is a project manager with August Mack Environmental, Inc. in the Livonia, Michigan office. He specializes in property assessment, subsurface investigations, remedial project management, regulatory compliance, soil/groundwater remediation, and waste minimization. Curtis can be reached at 734.464.1716 or via e-mail at cchapman@augustmack.com.


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