Practical Considerations in the Selection and Performance of the Environmental Professional to Conduct All Appropriate Inquiry

April 19, 2004 Advisory

In January 2002, Congress enacted and President Bush signed the Small Business Liability Relief and Brownfields Revitalization Act. This statute, which EPA refers to as the "Brownfields Law,"changed the liability picture for parties who face the potential for suit under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Liability, and Compensation Act, popularly known as CERCLA or Superfund (codified at 42 U.S.C. §§ 9601 eq. seq.).