Have you ever wondered what your liability exposure is based on environmental concerns related to your land? Or how about the purchase and sale of potentially contaminated land? The above link leads to a document authored by experienced environmental law attorney Allan Bakalian that addresses these and other questions. The document identifies the pertinent laws and the environmental liability risks faced by owners, buyers and sellers of real estate. It also contains useful tips. If you own property with environmental issues, or are considering buying or selling such a property, do not hesitate to contact Mr. Bakalian by phone at 425-822-1511 x224, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In Washington, the Department of Ecology regulates compliance with stormwater laws. Federally, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is the regulatory body. The above link leads to a document authored by attorney Allan Bakalian, which contains examples of DOE and EPA enforcement actions and helpful tips for avoiding liability.
As a follow-up to the previous post, the above link takes you to a document authored by environmental law attorney Allan Bakalian that identifies emerging SEPA issues and discusses court cases that address those issues.
SEPA was adopted to ensure the government takes the environment into consideration during the decision-making process. SEPA is codified at Chapter 43.21C of the Revised Code of Washington (RCW). The Washington State Department of Ecology adopted administrative rules that supplement the RCW. Those rules are found at Chapter 197-11 of the Washington Administrative Code (WAC). If you click the above link you will find an overview of SEPA prepared by Allan Bakalian, a partner at Zeno Bakalian P.S. Mr. Bakalian has over twenty five years of experience in all aspects of environmental law, including SEPA matters.