Environmental Covenant Tracking

An environmental covenant is an instrument used to define the appropriate activities and/or uses on real property that has been subject to contamination. It is a recordable instrument that is attached to the deed and runs with the property. It is almost always used on a property that was subject to clean-up action by a regulatory authority, either the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection (NDEP) or the US Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA).

In 2005 environmental covenants were created with the passage of Senate Bill No. 263 by the Nevada Legislature. The covenants meet a need to protect both the responsible party and regulatory agencies. Responsible parties must invest significant resources for removing contamination and constructing and maintaining engineering controls to limit the potential exposure from remnant contamination. Regulatory agencies on the other hand, such as NDEP or the US EPA, are responsible for enforcing and overseeing clean-up actions to assure protections remain in-place and are effective through their design life.

One can learn more about Nevada's environmental covenants on this webpage. As of January 2012, this webpage contains links to allow individuals to locate properties throughout Nevada that have covenants attached to their property deeds.

FAQ's: Environmental Covenant

Environmental Covenants Riverpark - Carson River Mercury Superfund Site:

Units 11 & 12 and Sampling and Analysis

Units 13 & 15 and Sampling and Analysis

(1) The Riverpark Sampling and Analysis Plan [PDF] is a required document under the Carson River Mercury Site Long Term Sampling and Response Plan. It defines the sampling strategy and methodology used to characterize the potential mercury contamination with the Riverpark subdivision prior to [and subsequent of] residential development of the land. Requiring this document gives the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection the opportunity to review the land developer's sampling strategy and methods in order to assure that the data collected will be representative of site conditions and that final site conditions will be appropriately protective of human health and the environment.

Environmental Covenants Onda Verde - Carson River Mercury Superfund Site:

The documents below describe environmental covenants on 37 parcels in the Onda Verde subdivision in Fallon. These environmental covenants are part of the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection's long term management of the Carson River Mercury Site.

Onda Verde Subdivision 1

Onda Verde Subdivision 2

Environmental Covenants Carson River Estates - Carson River Mercury Superfund Site:

The documents below describe environmental covenants for the Carson River Estates subdivision located in Dayton, Lyon County, Nevada. These environmental covenants are part of the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection's long term management of the Carson River Mercury Superfund Site.

Carson River Estates Subdivision

Environmental Covenants Santa Maria Ranch - Carson River Mercury Superfund Site:

The documents below describe environmental covenants for the Santa Maria Ranch located in Dayton, Lyon County, Nevada. These environmental covenants are part of the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection's long term management of the Carson River Mercury Superfund Site.

Santa Maria Ranch Subdivision, Phase III

Santa Maria Ranch Subdivision, Phase II

Santa Maria Ranch Subdivision, Phase I

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