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Baseline Environmental Assessments (BEAs)

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Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy

Baseline Environmental Assessments (BEAs)


Jeanne Schlaufman

A person can buy, lease, or foreclose on contaminated property and be protected from liability for cleanup of existing contamination on the property if they: 1) conduct a baseline environmental assessment (BEA) and 2) disclose it to EGLE and subsequent purchasers and transferees of the property, as outlined in Part 201 (Environmental Remediation) and Part 213 (Leaking Underground Storage Tanks).

To determine if EGLE has information about a specific property and review/receive a copy of that information and or an existing BEA(s) for that property, submit a FOIA request.