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FUNGI/MOLD ASSESSMENT AND REMEDIATION GUIDELINES: NEW YORK EXAMPLE
Category: Arkansas Environmental, Energy, and Water Law
Author: Walter G. Wright In preparing a chapter on mold for a forthcoming American Bar Association book on environmental issues in commercial transactions, I noticed that New York City had, in the last couple of years, issued guidelines on the assessment and remediation of mold/fungi. Mold can…
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DO THE COSTS OF ENVIRONMENTAL CLEANUP ALLOW A REDUCTION OF THE ASSESSED VALUE OF A PROPERTY?
Category: Arkansas Environmental, Energy, and Water Law
Author: Walter G. Wright An issue that comes up occasionally in various states is whether the assessed value of facilities, for property tax purposes, can be reduced due to the costs of cleanup mandated by environmental rules and regulations. A November Washington Court of Appeals decision…
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EXAMPLE OF USE OF ARKANSAS BROWNFIELD AUTHORITY
Category: Arkansas Environmental, Energy, and Water Law
Author: Walter G. Wright Potential purchasers, lessees or lenders sometimes attempt to prospectively resolve or clarify the liabilities associated with a given property or facility through the use of Brownfield authorities and/or policies in various states. The Arkansas Department of Environmental…
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Do Temporary Construction Tanks or Mobile Tanks Need to be Registered with the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality?
Category: Arkansas Environmental, Energy, and Water Law
Author: Walter G. Wright The most recent issue of the Canopy which is the quarterly magazine published by the Arkansas Oil Marketers Association includes a clarification from Terry Perry, Enforcement/Compliance Branch Manager of the Regulated Storage Tank Division of the Arkansas Department of…
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Pennsylvania Extended Producer Responsibility Program "“ E-Waste
Category: Arkansas Environmental, Energy, and Water Law
Author: Walter G. Wright The blog post dated December 10, 2010 mentioned a Maine statute that was somewhat unique since it set up a process to impose certain requirements for manufacturers to take responsibility for their products at end of life. Pennsylvania Governor Rendell signed House Bill 708…
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