AMERICAN BROWNFIELDS ASSURANCE COMPANY, INC.

Providing Long-Term Stewardship Alternatives for Environmental Land Use Restrictions - Since 1999

California Sentinel Stewardship Company Commences Operation October 2013!

Donald W. Richardson - Executive Vice President

Don Richardson is currently the Executive Vice-President in charge of Sales for the American Brownfields Assurance Company.   Don is an expert in supporting contaminated property transfers across a range of technical services, from pre-acquisition due diligence support to remedial action implementation and long-term monitoring.  Through his 20 plus years in the environmental consulting and contracting field, Don has acquired a broad range of project experience for public and private clients under Federal and State environmental regulatory programs.  He has supervised environmental remediation and brownfield redevelopment projects in over 15 states and internationally.  Don is a frequent guest speaker and has published articles addressing risk management strategies to facilitate contaminated property transfers.

 

Don completed his bachelor’s degree in geology at Washington and Lee University and his master’s degree in hydrology at the University New Hampshire.  He is a certified professional geologist, registered brownfields professional and a licensed New Jersey subsurface evaluator.  His primary professional affiliations include:

 

n  National Brownfields Association – NJ Chapter, Executive Board

n  Institute of Brownfields Professionals –  President and Board Member

n  National Association of Industrial and Office Properties, NJ Chapter – Regulatory Affairs Committee

n  Interstate Technology Regulatory Council – Member of Brownfields Team

n  ASFE the Best People on Earth – Practice Education Committee

 

Assuring Federal Protection Against Cleanup Costs

All Appropriate Inquiry Alone Does Not Afford Federal Liability Protection

Many property owners have been led to believe, upon completion of their All Appropriate Inquiry (AAI) prior to purchasing a piece of commercial property, that they will enjoy federal liability protections under the Brownfield Amendments to Superfund/CERCLA.  Yet, the Brownfields Amendments clearly require that such owners satisfy their "continuing obligations" in order to maintain their federal liability protection.

American Brownfields Assurance Company, Inc. and the Sentinel Stewardship Companies, are uniquely positioned to work together with property owners to provide resources and tools that property owners might utilize to satisfy their continuing obligations under the Brownfields Amendments and to secure federal liability protection. 

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