So You Purchased a Property with Environmental Concerns....

If you purchased property with environmental concerns and now need to rely on the landowner liability protections offered under the All Appropriate Inquiry Rule (40 CFR Part 312), there are several continuing obligations you must satisfy to rely on those defenses to liability. In order to be eligible for the innocent landowner, contiguous property owner, or bona fide prospective purchaser liability limitations under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), the owner or occupant must: (1) prove relevant discharge or disposal predates your ownership or occupation; (2) document that all appropriate inquiries (AAI) into the site's history were made pr

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