BUILD Act: Changes to the CERCLA Bona Fide Prospective Purchaser Liability Defense

The 2018 Brownfields Utilization, Investment, and Local Development (BUILD) Act was enacted by the United States Congress on March 23, 2018 as part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018.  The BUILD Act ( page 705 of the Appropriations Act) more than doubles funding for the EPA Brownfield Program, authorizing the appropriation of up to […]

Brownfield Success Story – Economic Alliance takes empty manufacturing to productive warehouse

In 2013, Economic Alliance contacted SMG to assist them in turning an empty manufacturing facility in Harrodsburg, Kentucky with contamination into a productive site. SMG suggested a then new approach that allowed them to manage contamination liability onsite without further site investigation, remediation or risk assessment. The approach involved using the bona fide prospective purchaser […]