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USA lenders, prepare an Environmental Indemnity Agreement for a corporate borrower with this fully editable template. - The Agreement is drawn up as part of the loan documents and covers property owned by the borrower which is mortgaged as security for repayment of the loan. - The borrower indemnifies the lender against any claims or losses arising from environmental contamination of or damage to the property or from any violation of environmental requirements of any governmental authority or other agencies. - The obligations of the borrower as indemnitor will survive the repayment of the loan, and will continue to be the borrower’s liability and obligation forever.This USA Environmental Indemnity Agreement template is available as a MS Word download.
ENVIRONMENTAL INDEMNITY AGREEMENT THIS ENVIRONMENTAL INDEMNITY AGREEMENT (this “Agreement”) made and entered into this _____ day of ______________, _______, by and between ____________________________ [NAME OF INDEMNITOR], a ____________ [state] corporation having its principal office at ______________________________ [address of indemnitor] (hereinafter referred to as Indemnitor), and ____________________________ [NAME OF LENDER], a _______________ [state] corporation having its principal office at _____________________________ [address of lender] (hereinafter referred to as Lender); RECITALS: A. Lender is loaning to Indemnitor the sum of _______________________ Dollars ($____________) evidenced by a Promissory Note; and B. This Agreement is being executed and delivered in connection with the Note and the following obligations (collectively, the “Indebtedness”): the full and prompt payment and performance of all of the indebtedness, obligations, covenants, agreements and liabilities of Indemnitor to Lender, together with all interest and other charges thereon, whether direct or indirect, existing, future, contingent or otherwise, due or to become due, under or arising out of or in connection with: (i) the Note, this Agreement, the Deed of Trust (the “Deed of Trust”), the Security Agreement, the Assignment of Leases and Rents from Indemnitor, as assignor, to Lender, as assignee (the “Assignment”), and any other instrument now or hereafter given to evidence, secure or guarantee Indemnitor’s obligations hereunder or thereunder (the Note, the Deed of Trust, the Assignment, the Security Agreement, this Agreement and such other instruments are herein collectively called the “Loan Documents”), and (ii) any and all modifications, extensions and renewals of any of the foregoing, and any and all expenses and costs incurred by Lender in the collection or enforcement of any of the foregoing, or in the exercise of any of the rights or remedies under the Loan Documents or applicable law, including, without limitation, attorneys’ fees; and C. It is a condition precedent to, and a material inducement for, the making of the Loan that Indemnitor shall have executed and delivered this Agreement. NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of, and as a material inducement for, the making of the Loan, and for other good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which are hereby acknowledged, Indemnitor agrees as follows: 1. Definitions. All capitalized terms used in this Agreement not otherwise defined herein shall have the meanings ascribed to such terms in the Deed of Trust. The term “Lender” shall include ____________________________ and any other person or entity which holds or which may hereafter hold an interest in any of the Loan Documents and any person or entity which acquires all or any part of the Secured Property by purchasing the Secured Property at a foreclosure sale or by acceptance of a deed in lieu of foreclosure. The Secured Property is described as follows: [Give legal description of the property.] 2. Indemnification. 1 (a) Indemnitor hereby unconditionally and irrevocably indemnifies and agrees to reimburse, defend, exonerate, pay and hold harmless Lender and its directors, officers, policyholders, shareholders, employees, successors, assigns, agents, contractors, subcontractors, experts, licensees, affiliates, lessees, mortgagees, trustees and invitees, from and against any and all Environmental Damages (as defined in subparagraph (b) of this Paragraph 2) arising from the presence of Hazardous Materials (as defined in subparagraph (d) of this Paragraph 2) in, upon, about or beneath the Secured Property or migrating to or from the Secured Property, or arising in any manner whatsoever out of the violation of any Environmental Requirements (as defined in subparagraph (c) of this Paragraph 2) pertaining to the Secured Property and the activities thereon, or the breach of any warranty or covenant or the inaccuracy of any representation of Indemnitor contained in the Loan Documents pertaining to Hazardous Materials or other environmental matters, including, without limitation, the covenants and warranties contained in Paragraphs 18 and 19 of the Deed of Trust. This obligation shall include, but not be limited to, the burden and expense of defending all claims, suits and administrative proceedings or investigations or any directives of any governmental or quasi- governmental agency, department, commission, board, bureau or instrumentality even if such claims, suits or proceedings are groundless, false or fraudulent and conducting all negotiations of any description, and paying and discharging, when and as the same become due, any and all judgments, penalties or other sums due against Lender. (b) “Environmental Damages” means all claims, judgments, damages (including, without limitation, punitive damages), losses, penalties, fines, liabilities (including strict liability), encumbrances, liens, costs and expenses, of whatever kind or nature, contingent or otherwise, matured or unmatured, foreseeable or unforeseeable, including, without limitation, attorneys’ fees and disbursements and consultants’ fees, which are incurred at any time as a result of the existence of any Hazardous Materials in, upon, about or beneath the Secured Property or migrating to or from the Secured Property, or the existence of a violation of Environmental Requirements pertaining to the Secured Property, and regardless of whether or not the existence of such Hazardous Materials or the violation of such Environmental Requirements arose prior to the present ownership or operation of the Secured Property or as a result of the acts or omissions of Indemnitor or any parties related to Indemnitor, including, without limitation: (i) claims, judgments, damages, losses, penalties, fines, liabilities, encumbrances, liens, costs and expenses of any investigation or defense of any claim, suit or administrative proceeding or investigation or any directive of any governmental or quasi-governmental agency, department, commission, board, bureau or instrumentality, whether or not such is ultimately defeated, and of any settlement or judgment; (ii) damages for personal injury, or injury to property or natural resources occurring in, upon, about or off of the Secured Property, foreseeable or unforeseeable, including, without limitation, lost profits, consequential damages, the cost of demolition and rebuilding of any improvements on real property, interest and penalties; (iii) diminution in the value of the Secured Property, and damages for the loss of or restriction on the use of or adverse impact on the marketing of the Secured Property or any portion thereof; 2 (iv) any loss resulting from a loss of priority of the Deed of Trust due to the imposition of a lien against the Secured Property; (v) fees incurred for the services of attorneys, consultants, engineers, contractors, experts, laboratories and all other costs incurred in connection with the investigation, clean up or remediation of Hazardous Materials or any violation of Environmental Requirements including, but not limited to, the preparation of any feasibility studies or reports or the performance of any cleanup, remediation, removal, abatement, containment, closure, restoration or monitoring work required by any federal, state or local governmental agency or political subdivision, or reasonably necessary to make full economic use of the Secured Property or any other property or otherwise expended in connection with such conditions; and (vi) liability to any person or entity to indemnify such person or entity for costs expended in connection with the items referenced in this subparagraph 2(b). (c) “Environmental Requirements” means all applicable statutes, regulations, rules, ordinances, codes, licenses, permits, orders, approvals, plans, authorizations, guidelines, concessions, franchises and similar items (whether now existing or hereafter enacted or promulgated), of all governmental or quasi-governmental agencies, departments, commissions, boards, bureaus or instrumentalities of the United States, states, municipalities and political subdivisions of any of them and all applicable judicial and administrative and regulatory decrees, judgments and orders relating to the protection of human health or the environment, including without limitation: (i) all requirements, including, but not limited to, those pertaining to reporting, licensing, permitting, investigation, remediation and removal of emissions, discharges, releases or threatened releases of Hazardous Materials, chemical substances, pollutants, contaminants or hazardous or toxic substances, materials or wastes whether solid, liquid or gaseous in nature, into the air, surface water, groundwater or land, or relating to the manufacture, processing, distribution, use, treatment, storage, disposal, transport or handling of Hazardous Materials, pollutants, contaminants or hazardous or toxic substances, materials or wastes, whether solid, liquid or gaseous in nature; and (ii) all requirements pertaining to the protection of the health and safety of employees or the public. (d) “Hazardous Materials” means any substance, the presence of which requires notification, investigation or remediation under any Environmental Requirement; or (i) which is or becomes defined as “hazardous”, “toxic”, “noxious”, “waste”, “substance”, “material”, “pollutant” or “contaminant” or requires remediation under any present or future Environmental Requirement or amendments thereto including, without limitation, the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (42 U.S.C. Section 9601 et seq.), Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (42 U.S.C. Section 6901 et seq.), Federal Clean Air Act (42 U.S.C. Section 7401 et seq.), Federal Hazardous Materials Transportation Act (49 U.S.C. Section 1801 et seq.), Federal Clean Water Act of 1977 (33 U.S.C. Section 1251 et seq.), Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act, Federal Pesticide 3 Act of 1978 (7 U.S.C. Section 136 et seq.), Federal Toxic Substances Control Act (15 U.S.C. Section 2601 et seq.), Federal Safe Drinking Water Act (42 U.S.C. Section 300(f) et seq.); and all regulations issued pursuant thereto and any so-called “Superfund” or “Superlien” law, or any other federal, State or local statute, law, ordinance, code, rule, regulation, order or decree regulating, relating to, or imposing liability or standards of conduct concerning, any hazardous, toxic or dangerous waste, substance or material, as now or at any time hereafter in effect; or (ii) which is toxic, explosive, corrosive, flammable, infectious, radioactive, carcinogenic, mutagenic or otherwise hazardous and is or becomes regulated by any governmental authority, agency, department, commission, board, agency or instrumentality of the United States, any state of the United States, or municipality or any political subdivision of any of them; or (iii) the presence of which on the Secured Property causes or threatens to cause a nuisance upon the Secured Property or to adjacent properties or poses or threatens to pose a hazard to the Secured Property or to the health or safety of Persons on or about the Secured Property; or (iv) which contains (a) asbestos; (b) gasoline, diesel fuel or other petroleum
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