Environmental Due Diligence & Environmental Review

Environmental Due DiligenceEnvironmental Due Diligence and Environmental Review both require a great deal of experience and a broad knowledge of environmental liabilities and environmental impacts. Caltha only assigns our most experienced staff to conduct environmental due diligence and review.

Environmental Due Diligence

Clients and their legal team use Caltha to provide fast and reliable environmental due diligence. Due diligence tasks can include any combination of All Appropriate Inquiry, Phase I ESA, corporate liability evaluation, off-site liability assessment, and regulatory compliance audits. We help the due diligence team to determine what tasks are appropriate for the transaction. We also help interpret the results to determine if issues need to be addressed before closure, or can be handled through purchase agreements, environmental escrow accounts or other means.

Environmental Liability Estimate

Using some specialized tools, Caltha will develop projections of environmental liabilities associated with acquisitions, sales or facility closures. This typically includes the development of environmental liability cost curves and probability estimates. Environmental liability projections can incorporate liabilities associated on-site contamination, off site contamination, waste vendor and disposal site liabilities, and regulatory compliance liabilities.

Merger, Acquisition & Divestiture Support

Companies going through mergers, acquisitions and divestitures rely on Caltha to provide high quality technical support to address environmental liabilities. Caltha will also assess facility closure requirements and develop a Facility Closure Plan for tasks needing to be completed to close out operations, including terminating permits, closing waste storage areas, removal of tanks, etc.

Environmental Assessment Worksheet, Environmental Impact Assessment

Caltha offers expert technical resources to conduct environmental reviews and environmental impact assessments. Caltha staff have prepared numerous environmental assessment worksheets (EAW) and Environmental Impact Statements (EIS) for proposed projects, and has experience working with most State environmental review regulations.

NEPA Environmental Review & NEPA Compliance

NEPA established a supplemental mandate for Federal agencies to consider the potential environmental consequences of their proposals, document the analysis, and make this information available to the public for comment prior to implementation. Although NEPA applies directly to Federal agencies, other public and private entities can be affected by NEPA, if they wish a Federal agency to take action that requires environmental review. Caltha supports a range of clients in meeting NEPA requirements.

Categorical Exemptions (CE) & Documented Categorical Exemption (dCE)

Caltha supports our clients in meeting documentation requirements for Categorical Exemptions from NEPA and State environmental review requirements.

State Environmental Review

Caltha has experience with environmental review under various State rules, including New York, North Carolina, Minnesota Environmental Quality Board (EQB), Wisconsin Environmental Policy Act (WEPA) and others.

 

Example Project Summaries

Caltha posts write-ups on selected projects on our web site. You can view an archive of past project summaries for this service area by clicking on one of the general project categories listed below

Compliance auditing

Environmental due diligence

Site assessment

Site remediation

Site redevelopment

 

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AAI, Acquisition, All appropriate inquiries, Asset Retirement Obligations, ASTM, Categorical Exclusions, CEQ, CERCLA liability, Corporate environmental liability, EAW, EIS, Environmental impact assessment, Environmental liability, Environmental records search, Environmental review, EPA, EQB, FIN 47, FTA, HUD, Landowner liability protection, Merger, NEPA, NRCS, Phase I ESA, Records search with risk assessment, RSRA, SBA environmental requirements, State Environmental Review Requirements, Superfund, WEPA, Revision to ASTM standard, No Further Action Letter, No Association Letter

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