ENV

Environmental Matters

The policy excludes liability for environmental violations unless a notice is recorded. Notices may include governmental notices of landfill or hazardous waste sites, notices of violation of law, or cleanup liens. Owners may be required to record environmental notices. Private cleanup liens or covenants or environmental indemnities may reflect specific current violations. If so, each should be excepted, even if it is released.

Exception

ENVX01 ALTA

Government Lien

Notice and lien concerning violation of laws, ordinances, or governmental regulations relating to environmental protection recorded _______________.
Comment: Use this exception if a federal, state, or local notice of environmental or cleanup lien has been recorded.

See Underwriting Manual

ENVX04 STG

Governmental Lien (Released)

Terms and provisions of the notice of violation of laws, ordinances, or governmental regulations relating to environmental protection recorded _____________. The lien reflected by the notice was released by the instrument recorded _______________.
Comment: Use this exception if a federal, state, or local notice of environmental or cleanup lien has been released.

See Underwriting Manual

ENVX05 STG

Instrument Discloses Violation

Terms and provisions of the instrument disclosing violation of laws, ordinances, or governmental regulations relating to environmental protection recorded _____________.
Comment: If an instrument (such as a mechanic’s lien) disclosed an environmental violation or cleanup, separately except to the disclosure and lien.

See Underwriting Manual

ENVX06 STG

Instrument Discloses Violation (Lien Released)

Terms and provisions of the instrument disclosing violation of laws, ordinances, or governmental regulations relating to environmental protection recorded _____________. The lien reflected by the instrument was released by instrument recorded ______________.
Comment: If a lien (e.g., a mechanic’s liens) discloses an environmental violation or cleanup and is released, use this exception.

See Underwriting Manual

ENVX07 STG

General Notice Relating to Environmental Matter

Terms and provisions of notice concerning laws, ordinances, or governmental regulations relating to environmental protection, and concerning the environmental conditions and use of the land recorded _________________.
Comment: Use this exception if a notice relating to environmental matters, but not necessarily relating to a violation, is recorded by the government or other person.

ENVX08 STG

Environmental Agreement

Terms and provisions of agreement relating to environmental remediation, removal, action or use recorded _________________.

See Underwriting Manual

ENVX09 STG

Inactive hazardous waste site

Note: The property described in Schedule A appears to be included in the Inactive Hazardous Waste Site Registry Index maintained in the [County Clerk’s] [City Register’s] office, as required by § 316-b of the Real Property Law. This exception is informational in nature, and no coverage is afforded under the terms of the policy against any environmental hazard or any loss, cost or damage, including attorney’s fees arising therefrom.