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Putting the Development Back Into Redevelopment

The demise of the “redevelopment agency” in California in 2012 was swift and sudden.  In the midst of a budget crisis, the California legislature dissolved the hundreds of redevelopment agencies across the state, and used their tax proceeds to balance … Continue reading

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ASTM Issues Standard E2790 Regarding “Continuing Obligations” Associated With CERCLA Liability Protections

The Small Business Liability Relief and Brownfields Revitalization Act of 2002 amended various sections of CERCLA in order, among other things, to promote redevelopment of contaminated Brownfields properties. These amendments included creation of the Contiguous Property Owner and Bona Fide … Continue reading

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EPA Region 9 Issues Updated Screening Levels

In November 2011, Region 9 of the United States Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) issued updated Regional Screening Levels (“RSL”) (or Preliminary Remediation Goals) to harmonize with similar risk-based screening levels used by Regions 3 and 6. The new RSLs are … Continue reading

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