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BASELINE ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT (BEA)


Changes adopted in June, 1995, to Michigan’s Environmental Law (part 201 of the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act, 1994 PA 451, as amended) provide means for purchasing a contaminated property without assuming liability for the contamination. The process is known as a Baseline Environmental Assessment, or BEA.

We provide qualified personnel and experience to provide our clients with comprehensive services:

  • Baseline Environmental Assessments
  • Comprehensive Due Care Compliance Analysis
  • Follow-Up Compliance Evaluation and Assistance


The BEA is intended to provide and organize information concerning the property's existing contamination. This enables the contamination to be readily distinguishable from any new releases that might occur after the new owner or operator takes over the property.

  • The BEA report must be conducted prior to or within 45 days after an owner or operator acquires the property.
  • The BEA must be submitted to the MDEQ within six months of becoming the new owner or operator.


Due Care Compliance Analysis


In an effort to ensure that contaminated properties are safely redeveloped, Part 201 of the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act, 1994 PA 451, as amended, specifically requires owners and operators take "Due Care" measures to ensure existing contamination does not cause unacceptable risk and is not exacerbated.

Due Care compliance analyses are a common component of a BEA. They provide information and direction to a new owner or operator regarding their obligations in dealing with the contamination. Due Care requirements are not related to the owner’s liability for the contaminants.