Welcome to Residential Environmental Hazards!
This course begins with an overview of global environmental problems. These include global warming, the 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 is discussed including hazardous waste sites, acid rain, wetlands & flood plains, drinking water, and sanitary waste disposal.
Learners are also introduced to the many environmental hazards and detrimental environmental conditions that affect individual sites and buildings. They are shown how it is possible for a real estate professional to screen property for apparent environmental hazards without extensive additional training.
Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:
- Identify the major global environmental problems including global warming, destruction of the rain forests, and depletion of the ozone layer.
- Brokers will be able to identify the Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA), the Superfund Amendment, and the Re-Authorization Act (SARA), and how these have significantly affected the ownership and use of American residential, commercial, and industrial real estate.
- Discuss other federal and state laws and regulations relating to environmental hazards.
- Describe how the various environmental aspects of hazardous waste sites, acid rain, wetlands and flood plains, drinking water, and sanitary waste disposal affect the environment.
- Identify how the many environmental hazards and detrimental environmental conditions affect individual properties.
- Develop the skills needed to screen property for apparent environmental hazards and detrimental conditions.
- Know when there is a need for using an environmental specialist to make Phase I, II, and III inspections and audits.
Approved States: CO