Blackstone completed a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) for a 200-acre site that had been used as a CAFO since the 1960s. Blackstone’s historical research indicated the Site is enrolled in the Kansas Department of Health and Environment Voluntary Clean-Up Program (VCP) due to a previously identified VOC plume tied to a previous owner. The groundwater VOC plume was identified as a REC. Although the previous owner has assumed responsibility for on-going monitoring and remedial action, Blackstone recommended that our client apply for a Certificate of Environmental Liability Release (CELR) through the KDHE-Bureau of Environmental Remediation. The CELR releases a prospective purchaser of a contaminated property from liability for environmental contamination to the State of Kansas. Blackstone facilitated the successful CELR application and completion of the property transaction.