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Environmental Compliance Specialist The candidate will manage, coordinate, facilitate and monitor all environmental issues on properties owned by the Company from time of acquisition forward. Establish and run environmental compliance program for the company for all properties owned by the company. Responsible for keeping active environmental issues database current and accurate for use by management and by underwriters in any debt or equity offering. Coordinate, facilitate and monitor all environmental matters with respect to properties owned by the Company from the date of acquisition forward. Coordinate the handoff of all environmental matters related to properties at time of acquisition from the due diligence department. Responsible for keeping current and updating environmental issues database and sharing the same as required with management and underwriters in debt and equity offerings. Communicate with regulatory agencies on the status of environmental properties to get all properties to closure and update database as appropriate. Coordinate, facilitate and monitor all environmental insurance claims submitted on any environmental insurance policies, and work with in-house counsel on all environmental insurance claim matters. Bring claims to closure. Assist in-house counsel in procuring environmental insurance on company properties, including the companyâ€™s portfolio wide environmental insurance policy. Review and understand tenant environmental obligations under the companyâ€™s leases with tenants and assert claims against tenants as necessary to get tenants to meet those obligations. Coordinate with lease administration and asset management on the same. Review and understand third party environmental obligations and assert claims against such parties as necessary to get those parties to meet those obligations. Coordinate with lease administration, asset management and in-house counsel on the same. Review and coordinate internally and with tenants the entry into access agreements with regulatory agencies, or third parties, and their contractors, to give parties access to company properties to monitor and/or remediate environmental matters. On properties where there are underground storage tanks that are to be closed coordinate internally and with external parties, including regulatory agencies and tenants, the closure of the tanks and/or removal as required by law. Manage, update and improve, as necessary, the environmental compliance process for the Company, including: (i) systems for tracking state required equipment testing, tank registrations, and requirements of state funded environmental insurance and cleanup programs; (ii) database of state requirements for underground storage tanks for all states where the company owns convenience stores or gas stations, and (iii) work with the legal department and asset management to refine standard procedures in response to tenantâ€™s failure to comply with environmental requirements in the leases with the tenants. Manage environmental/escrow issues associated with Company properties. Keep data base current and actively pursue closure for open items. Responsible for actively keeping database up to date and following up with tenants and adjacent responsible parties regarding status of remediation activities and resolution of any open environmental issues. Review final Phase I reports and any other environmental reports obtained on all properties acquired by the Company with open environmental issues. In case of a vacancy of a property with pumps and USTâ€™s, oversee securing the facility until the property is re-leased or sold. Upon expiration of a lease where tenant owns the underground storage tanks, coordinate the transfer of ownership of the tanks to the company, if so desired by the company. Work with state and local government agencies to ensure environmental compliance. Work with tenants, as necessary, to ensure environmental testing and compliance standards are met. Should have Bachelorâ€™s degree (B. S. preferred) or an environmental paralegal with paralegal certificate (considered). Must have 5 years of experience in environmental compliance for a company or in government or working as a paralegal involving environmental matters. Should have ability to read and understand Phase I Assessments, Phase II Assessments, and other environmental reports and investigations. Must have ability to read and understand leases, access agreements, and environmental insurance documents.
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