Uniform Environmental Covenants Act Law and Legal Definition

In August, 2003 the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws (“NCCUSL”) adopted the Uniform Environmental Covenants Act. This act deals with the future use of contaminated real estate, or brownfields. It provides clear rules for a perpetual real estate interest - an environmental covenant - to regulate the use of brownfields when real estate is transferred from one owner to another. Brownfields are vacant, abandoned and underused sites where environmental contamination caused by long-abandoned commercial practices makes it difficult to develop these sites for any economic use.

This act has been adopted by many states in the U.S. like District of Columbia, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky and Maine.