Environmental Risk Contractors


Including but not limited to asbestos, hazardous chemicals or waste and nuclear risks.


Contractor shall procure and maintain for the duration of the contract insurance against claims for injuries to persons or damages to property, which may arise from or in connection with the performance of the work here-under by the contractor, his agents, representatives, employees or subcontractors. With respects to General Liability, Errors & Omissions and Pollution and/or Asbestos Pollution Liability coverage should be maintained for a minimum of five (5) years after contract completion.

Minimum Scope of Insurance

Coverage shall be at least as broad as:
  • Insurance Services Office Commercial General Liability coverage (occurrence form CG 0001).
  • Insurance Services Office form number CA 0001 covering Automobile Liability, code 1 (any auto).
  • Worker’s Compensation insurance as required by the State of California and Employer’s Liability insurance. If no employees are utilized, the contractor shall sign a declaration as described in California Health and Safety Code Section 19825. 
  • Environmental Impairment Liability, Pollution and/or Asbestos Pollution Liability and/or Errors & Omissions.

Minimum Limits of Insurance

  • General Liability: $2,000,000 per occurrence for bodily injury, personal injury and property damage including operations, products and completed operations. If Commercial General Liability Insurance or other form with a general aggregate limit is used, either the general aggregate limit shall apply separately to this project/location or the general aggregate limit shall be twice the required occurrence limit.
  • Automobile Liability: $2,000,000 per accident for bodily injury and property damage.
  • Workers' Compensation statutory limit and Employer’s Liability: $1,000,000 per accident for bodily injury or disease.
  • Environmental Impairment Liability, Pollution and/or Asbestos Pollution Liability and/or Errors & Omissions: $1,000,000 each occurrence/$2,000,000 policy aggregate.

Other Insurance Provisions

The Commercial General Liability and Automobile Liability, Pollution and/or Asbestos Pollution policies are to contain, or be endorsed to contain, the following provisions:
  • The Town, its officers, officials, employees and volunteers are to be covered as insured’s as respects: liability arising out of work or operations as performed by or on behalf of the contractor; or automobiles owned, leased, hired or borrowed by the contractor.
  • For any claims related to this project, the contractor’s insurance coverage shall be primary insurance as respects the Town, its officers, officials, employees and volunteers. Any insurance or self-insurance maintained by the Town, its officers, officials, employees or volunteers shall be in excess of the contractor’s insurance and shall not contribute with it and shall be at least as broad as CG 20 01 04 13.
  • Each insurance policy required by this clause shall be endorsed to state that coverage shall not be canceled by either party, unless thirty (30) days prior written notice by certified mail, return receipt requested, has been given to the Town.
  • Coverage shall not extend to any indemnity coverage for the active negligence of the additional insured in any case where an agreement to indemnify the additional insured would be invalid under Subdivision (b) of Section 2782 of the Civil Code.
  • The automobile policy shall be endorsed to delete the Pollution and/or the Asbestos exclusion and add the Motor Carrier Act endorsement (MCS-90), TL 1005, TL 1007 and/or other endorsements required by Federal or State authorities.
  • The Worker’s Compensation policy is to be endorsed with a waiver of subrogation. The insurance company, in it’s endorsement, agrees to waive all rights of subrogation against the Town, its officers, officials, employees and volunteers for losses paid under the terms of this policy which arises from the work performed by the named insured for the Town.

Deductibles and Self-Insurance Retentions

Any deductibles or self-insured retentions must be declared to and approved by the Town. At the option of the Town, either: the insurer shall reduce or eliminate such deductibles or self-insured retentions as respects the Town, its officers, officials, employees and volunteers, or the contractor shall provide a financial guarantee satisfactory to the Town guaranteeing payment of losses and related investigations, claim administration and defense expenses.

Acceptability of Insurers

Insurance is to be placed with insurers with a current A.M. Best's rating of no less than A:VII, unless otherwise acceptable to the Town

Verification of Coverage

Contractor shall furnish the Town with original certificates and amendatory endorsements effecting coverage required by this clause. The endorsements should be on forms provided by the Town or on other than the Town's forms provided those endorsements conform to the Town’s requirements. All certificates and endorsements are to be received and approved by the Town before work commences. The Town reserves the right to require complete, certified copies of all required insurance policies, including endorsements affecting the coverage required by these specifications at any time


Contractor shall include all subcontractors as insureds under its policies or shall furnish separate certificates and endorsements for each subcontractor. All coverages for subcontractors shall be subject to all of the requirements stated herein.