Compliance with contaminated land regulations is a critical issue for all businesses operating environmentally sensitive operations. Business owners and operators within the downstream petroleum industry are particularly vulnerable to contaminated land liability and those who fail to understand their obligations may find themselves liable for not only extensive remediation work but also for heavy penalties.
It is vital that all businesses involved in the storage, handling and distribution of fuel products ensure that they have appropriate risk management strategies and contractual protections in place.
This third and fourth edition of Moulis Legal’s national contaminated land guide for businesses overviews the key risks, obligations and liabilities relating to contaminated land in Victoria and the Australian Capital Territory.
This guide presents an overview and commentary of the subject matter. It is not provided in the context of a solicitor-client relationship and no duty of care is assumed or accepted. It does not constitute legal advice.