Corner Briefing: California Land Reuse and Revitalization Act
Please click here to view this Corner Briefing, which highlights the California Land Reuse and Revitalization Act (CLRRA), the state's primary infill-Brownfields statute.
CLRRA provides a regulatory path to cleaning up infill sites that in most cases is faster and more predictable than the ordinary clean-up process. It also provides limited environmental immunities, affording a substantial degree of protection to the buyer or current owner of the property, as well as downstream owners. Lessees can also be eligible. Note: Not all properties or owners/lessees qualify for the CLRRA program. We recommend an evaluation of eligibility as part of the due diligence process.
Holland & Knight has helped commercial developers, non-profits and industrial facilities acquire and clean up properties under CLRRA with success. If you are considering buying or cleaning up a Brownfields site, we recommend giving serious thought to this infill site clean-up program.
We hope you find our Corner Briefings of interest. Please contact Nicholas Targ, co-chair of Holland & Knight's National Environmental Team, or Jennifer Hernandez, chair of the firm's West Coast Land Use and Environmental Group, for additional background or assistance with a particular funding opportunity.