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Williams Mullen: Tenants Might Breathe a Little Easier

By William A. Anderson, II In new guidance, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has expanded the classes of tenants that, in the exercise of its enforcement discretion, it may consider Bona Fide Prospective Purchasers (BFPPs) on a site-specific basis. See "Revised Enforcement Guidance Regarding...

Assessment Of Environmentally Contaminated Real Estate

by Bert M. Goodman The Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court’s recent decision in Harley-Davidson Motor Company v. York County Board of Assessment Appeals (Pa. Cmwlth. Ct. decided on October 30, 2013) [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers ], demonstrates the importance of establishing...

EPA Issues Final Rule Confirming New ASTM E1527-13 Standard Will Meet “All Appropriate Inquiries” Under CERCLA, Older ASTM E1527-05 Standard Still Good . . . For Now

By Alexander J. Bandza On December 30, 2013, the US EPA issued its final rule [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers ] confirming that the new ASTM E1527-13 standard, in addition to the older ASTM E1527-05 standard, is acceptable for prospective purchasers of real property to conduct...