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This excerpt taken from the MDR 8-K filed Jun 9, 2006.

Section 7.10 Environmental

(a) The Borrower shall, and shall cause each of its Subsidiaries to, exercise reasonable due diligence in order to comply in all material respects with all Environmental Laws.

(b) The Borrower agrees that the Administrative Agent may, from time to time, retain, at the expense of the Borrower, an independent professional consultant reasonably acceptable to the Borrower to review any report relating to Contaminants prepared by or for the Borrower and to conduct its own investigation (the scope of which investigation shall be reasonable based upon the circumstances) of any property currently owned, leased, operated or used by the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries, if (x) a Default or an Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing, or (y) the Administrative Agent reasonably believes (1) that an occurrence relating to such property is likely to give rise to any Environmental Liabilities and Costs or (2) that a violation of an Environmental Law on or around such property has occurred or is likely to occur, which could, in either such case, reasonably be expected to result in Environmental Liabilities and Costs in excess of $10,000,000, provided that, unless an Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing, such consultant shall not drill on any property of the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries without the Borrower’s prior written consent. The Borrower shall use its reasonable efforts to obtain for the Administrative Agent and its agents, employees, consultants and contractors the right,

 

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upon reasonable notice to Borrower, to enter into or on to the facilities or Mortgaged Vessels currently owned, leased, operated or used by Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries to perform such tests on such property as are reasonably necessary to conduct such a review and/or investigation. Any such investigation of any property shall be conducted, unless otherwise agreed to by Borrower and the Administrative Agent, during normal business hours and shall be conducted so as not to unreasonably interfere with the ongoing operations at any such property or Mortgaged Vessel or to cause any damage or loss at such property or Mortgaged Vessel. Borrower and the Administrative Agent hereby acknowledge and agree that any report of any investigation conducted at the request of the Administrative Agent pursuant to this subsection will be obtained and shall be used by the Administrative Agent and the Lenders for the purposes of the Lenders’ internal credit decisions, to monitor the Loans and to protect the Lenders’ security interests created by the Loan Documents, and the Administrative Agent and the Lenders hereby acknowledge and agree any such report will be kept confidential by them to the extent permitted by law except as provided in the following sentence. The Administrative Agent agrees to deliver a copy of any such report to Borrower with the understanding that Borrower acknowledges and agrees that (i) it will indemnify and hold harmless the Administrative Agent and each Lender from any costs, losses or liabilities relating to Borrower’s use of or reliance on such report, (ii) neither Administrative Agent nor any Lender makes any representation or warranty with respect to such report, and (iii) by delivering such report to Borrower, neither the Administrative Agent nor any Lender is requiring or recommending the implementation of any suggestions or recommendations contained in such report.

(c) Promptly after a Responsible Officer of the Borrower obtains actual knowledge thereof, the Borrower shall advise the Administrative Agent in writing and in reasonable detail of (i) any Release or threatened Release of any Contaminants required to be reported by Borrower or its Subsidiaries, to any Governmental Authorities under any applicable Environmental Laws and which would reasonably be expected to have Environmental Liabilities and Costs in excess of $10,000,000, (ii) any and all written communications with respect to any pending or threatened claims under Environmental Law in each such case which, individually or in the aggregate, have a reasonable possibility of giving rise to Environmental Liabilities and Costs in excess of $10,000,000, (iii) any Remedial Action performed by Borrower or any other Person in response to (x) any Contaminants on, under or about any property, the existence of which has a reasonable possibility of resulting in Environmental Liabilities and Costs in excess of $10,000,000, or (y) any other Environmental Liabilities and Costs in excess of $10,000,000 that could result in Environmental Liabilities and Costs in excess of $10,000,000, (iv) discovery by Borrower or its Subsidiaries of any occurrence or condition on any material property that could cause Borrower’s or its Subsidiaries’ interest in any such property to be subject to any material restrictions on the ownership, occupancy, transferability or use thereof under any applicable Environmental Laws or Environmental Liens, and (v) any written request for information from any Governmental Authority that fairly suggests such Governmental Authority is investigating whether Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries may be potentially responsible for a Release or threatened Release of Contaminants which has a reasonable possibility of giving rise to Environmental Liabilities and Costs in excess of $10,000,000.

 

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(d) Borrower shall promptly notify the Administrative Agent of (i) any proposed acquisition of stock, assets, or property by Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries that would reasonably be expected to expose Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries to, or result in, Environmental Liabilities and Costs in excess of $10,000,000 and (ii) any proposed action to be taken by Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries to commence manufacturing, industrial or other similar operations that would reasonably be expected to subject Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries to additional Environmental Laws, that are materially different from the Environmental Laws applicable to the operations of Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries as of the Effective Date.

(e) Borrower shall, at its own expense, provide copies of such documents or information as the Administrative Agent may reasonably request in relation to any matters disclosed pursuant to this Section 7.10.

(f) To the extent required by Environmental Laws or Governmental Authorities under applicable Environmental Laws, Borrower shall promptly take, and shall cause each of its Subsidiaries promptly to take, any and all necessary Remedial Action in connection with the presence, handling, storage, use, disposal, transportation or Release or threatened Release of any Contaminants on, under or affecting any property in order to comply in all material respects with all applicable Environmental Laws and Governmental Authorizations. In the event Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries undertakes any Remedial Action with respect to the presence, Release or threatened Release of any Contaminants on or affecting any property, Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries shall conduct and complete such Remedial Action in material compliance with all applicable Environmental Laws, and in material accordance with the applicable policies, orders and directives of all relevant Governmental Authorities except when, and only to the extent that, Borrower or any such Subsidiaries’ liability for such presence, handling, storage, use, disposal, transportation or Release or threatened Release of any Contaminants is being contested in good faith by Borrower or any of such Subsidiaries. In the event Borrower fails to take required actions to address such Release or threatened Release of Contaminants or to address a violation of or liability under Environmental Law, the Administrative Agent may, upon providing the Borrower with 5 Business Days’ prior written notice, enter the property and, at Borrower’s sole expense, perform whatever action the Administrative Agent reasonably deems prudent to rectify the situation.

This excerpt taken from the MDR 8-K filed Feb 23, 2006.

Section 7.10 Environmental

 

(a) The Borrower shall, and shall cause each of its Subsidiaries to, exercise reasonable due diligence in order to comply in all material respects with all Environmental Laws.

 

(b) The Borrower agrees that the Administrative Agent may, from time to time, retain, at the expense of the Borrower, an independent professional consultant reasonably acceptable to the Borrower to review any report relating to Contaminants prepared by or for the Borrower and to conduct its own investigation (the scope of which investigation shall be reasonable based upon the circumstances) of any property currently owned, leased, operated or used by the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries, if (x) a Default or an Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing, or (y) the Administrative Agent reasonably believes (1) that an occurrence relating to such property is likely to give rise to any Environmental Liabilities and Costs or (2) that a violation of an Environmental Law on or around such property has occurred or is likely to occur, which could, in either such case, reasonably be expected to result in Environmental Liabilities and Costs in excess of $10,000,000, provided that, unless an Event of Default shall have occurred and be continuing, such consultant shall not drill on any property of the Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries without the Borrower’s prior written consent. Borrower shall use its reasonable efforts to obtain for the Administrative Agent and its agents, employees, consultants and contractors the right, upon reasonable notice to Borrower, to enter into or on to the facilities currently owned, leased, operated or used by Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries to perform such tests on such property as are reasonably necessary to conduct such a review and/or investigation. Any such investigation of any property shall be conducted, unless otherwise agreed to by Borrower and the Administrative Agent, during normal business hours and, shall be conducted so as not to unreasonably interfere with the ongoing operations at any such property or to cause any damage or loss at such property. Borrower and the Administrative Agent hereby acknowledge and agree that any report of any investigation conducted at the request of the Administrative Agent pursuant to this subsection will be obtained and shall be used by the Administrative Agent and the Lenders for the purposes of the Lenders’

 

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internal credit decisions, to monitor the Loans and to protect the Lenders’ security interests created by the Loan Documents, and the Administrative Agent and the Lenders hereby acknowledge and agree any such report will be kept confidential by them to the extent permitted by law except as provided in the following sentence. The Administrative Agent agrees to deliver a copy of any such report to Borrower with the understanding that Borrower acknowledges and agrees that (i) it will indemnify and hold harmless the Administrative Agent and each Lender from any costs, losses or liabilities relating to Borrower’s use of or reliance on such report, (ii) neither Administrative Agent nor any Lender makes any representation or warranty with respect to such report, and (iii) by delivering such report to Borrower, neither the Administrative Agent nor any Lender is requiring or recommending the implementation of any suggestions or recommendations contained in such report.

 

(c) Promptly after a Responsible Officer of the Borrower obtains actual knowledge thereof, the Borrower shall advise the Administrative Agent in writing and in reasonable detail of (i) any Release or threatened Release of any Contaminants required to be reported by Borrower or its Subsidiaries, to any Governmental Authorities under any applicable Environmental Laws and which would reasonably be expected to have Environmental Liabilities and Costs in excess of $10,000,000, (ii) any and all written communications with respect to any pending or threatened claims under Environmental Law in each such case which, individually or in the aggregate, have a reasonable possibility of giving rise to Environmental Liabilities and Costs in excess of $10,000,000, (iii) any Remedial Action performed by Borrower or any other Person in response to (x) any Contaminants on, under or about any property, the existence of which has a reasonable possibility of resulting in Environmental Liabilities and Costs in excess of $10,000,000, or (y) any other Environmental Liabilities and Costs in excess of $10,000,000 that could result in Environmental Liabilities and Costs in excess of $10,000,000, (iv) discovery by Borrower or its Subsidiaries of any occurrence or condition on any material property that could cause Borrower’s or its Subsidiaries’ interest in any such property to be subject to any material restrictions on the ownership, occupancy, transferability or use thereof under any applicable Environmental Laws or Environmental Liens, and (v) any written request for information from any Governmental Authority that fairly suggests such Governmental Authority is investigating whether Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries may be potentially responsible for a Release or threatened Release of Contaminants which has a reasonable possibility of giving rise to Environmental Liabilities and Costs in excess of $10,000,000.

 

(d) Borrower shall promptly notify the Administrative Agent of (i) any proposed acquisition of stock, assets, or property by Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries that would reasonably be expected to expose Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries to, or result in Environmental Liabilities and Costs in excess of $10,000,000 and (ii) any proposed action to be taken by Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries to commence manufacturing, industrial or other similar operations that would reasonably be expected to subject Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries to additional Environmental Laws, that are materially different from the Environmental Laws applicable to the operations of Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries as of the Effective Date.

 

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(e) Borrower shall, at its own expense, provide copies of such documents or information as the Administrative Agent may reasonably request in relation to any matters disclosed pursuant to this subsection.

 

(f) To the extent required by Environmental Laws or Governmental Authorities under applicable Environmental Laws, Borrower shall promptly take, and shall cause each of its Subsidiaries promptly to take, any and all necessary Remedial Action in connection with the presence, handling, storage, use, disposal, transportation or Release or threatened Release of any Contaminants on, under or affecting any property in order to comply in all material respects with all applicable Environmental Laws and Governmental Authorizations. In the event Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries undertakes any Remedial Action with respect to the presence, Release or threatened Release of any Contaminants on or affecting any property, Borrower or any of its Subsidiaries shall conduct and complete such Remedial Action in material compliance with all applicable Environmental Laws, and in material accordance with the applicable policies, orders and directives of all relevant Governmental Authorities except when, and only to the extent that, Borrower or any such Subsidiaries’ liability for such presence, handling, storage, use, disposal, transportation or Release or threatened Release of any Contaminants is being contested in good faith by Borrower or any of such Subsidiaries. In the event Borrower fails to take required actions to address such Release or threatened Release of Contaminants or to address a violation of or liability under Environmental Law, the Administrative Agent may, upon providing the Borrower with 5 Business Days’ prior written notice, enter the property and, at Borrower’s sole expense, perform whatever action the Administrative Agent reasonably deems prudent to rectify the situation.

 

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