Residential Environmental Hazards Screening




This course begins with an overview of global environmental problems. These include global warming, destruction of rain forests, and the depletion of the ozone layer. How the government is attempting to solve our national and community environment is covered by a section on federal and state environmental laws and agencies. Important court cases add to this information. The regulations and guidelines of those agencies that grant mortgages are also covered. Information pertaining to national and local problems are discussed including hazardous waste sites, acid rain, wetlands & flood plains, drinking water and sanitary waste disposal. The student is also introduced to the many environmental hazards and detrimental environmental conditions that affect individual sites and building. They are shown how it is possible for a real estate professional to screen a property for apparent environmental hazards without extensive additional training.

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