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The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liabilities Act (CERCLA), also known as Superfund, is the primary federal program used to address environmental issues at abandoned industrial sites across the nation. CERCLA also provides the basic underpinnings of the various state abandoned sites (Brownfield) programs administered through orders or voluntary actions. Understanding CERCLA is critical to the successful implementation of due diligence efforts, remedial investigations, feasibility studies, risk assessments, remedial design and remedial action.

Cox-Colvin has been successfully implementing CERCLA projects on the federal and state level since the firm’s inception in 1995. Our CERCLA expertise has been gained from the negotiation and implementation of CERCLA-based consent orders: With state and federal regulators on behalf of potentially responsible parties (PRPs); Assessment and remediation of sites under state voluntary action programs; and Due diligence efforts at a wide variety of industrial facilities in support of real estate transfers.

Our CERCLA-related services include:

  • Due Diligence Assessments
  • Consent Order Negotiation/Project Scoping
  • Remedial Investigations/Feasibility Studies
  • Remedial Design/Remedial Action
  • Remedy Operation, Maintenance, Monitoring, and Reporting
  • Public Meeting and Public Outreach Support
  • Site Delisting
  • Orphan Site Second Party Review