investigation with respect to which the Company has received written notice, and no written notice by any person or entity alleging actual or potential liability on the part of the Company or any of its Significant Subsidiaries based on or pursuant to any Environmental Law pending or, to the Companys knowledge, threatened against the Company or any of its Significant Subsidiaries or any person or entity whose liability under or pursuant to any Environmental Law the Company or any of its Significant Subsidiaries has retained or assumed either contractually or by operation of law; (iv) neither the Company nor any of its Significant Subsidiaries is conducting or paying for, in whole or in part, any investigation, response or other corrective action pursuant to any Environmental Law at any site or facility, nor is any of them subject or a party to any order, judgment, decree, contract or agreement which imposes any obligation or liability under any Environmental Law; (v) no lien, charge, encumbrance or restriction has been recorded pursuant to any Environmental Law with respect to any assets, facility or property owned, operated or leased by the Company or any of its Significant Subsidiaries; and (vi) to the Companys knowledge, there are no past or present actions, activities, conditions or occurrences, including, without limitation, the Release or threatened Release of any Material of Environmental Concern, that could reasonably be expected to result in a violation of or liability under any Environmental Law on the part of the Company or any of its Significant Subsidiaries, including, without limitation, any such liability which the Company or any of its Significant Subsidiaries has retained or assumed either contractually or by operation of law.
For purposes of this Agreement, Environment means ambient air, indoor air, surface water, groundwater, drinking water, soil, surface and subsurface strata, and natural resources such as wetlands, flora and fauna. Environmental Laws means the common law and all federal, state, local and foreign laws or regulations, ordinances, codes, orders, decrees, judgments and injunctions issued, promulgated or entered thereunder, relating to pollution or protection of the Environment or human health, including without limitation, those relating to (i) the Release or threatened Release of Materials of Environmental Concern and (ii) the manufacture, processing, distribution, use, generation, treatment, storage, transport, handling or recycling of Materials of Environmental Concern. Materials of Environmental Concern means any substance, material, pollutant, contaminant, chemical, waste, compound, or constituent, in any form, including without limitation, petroleum and petroleum products, subject to regulation or which can give rise to liability under any Environmental Law. Release means any release, spill, emission, discharge, deposit, disposal, leaking, pumping, pouring, dumping, emptying, injection or leaching into the Environment, or into, from or through any building, structure or facility.
(ee) ERISA Compliance. Except as would not, individually or in the aggregate, reasonably be expected to result in a Material Adverse Change and except as set forth in each of the Registration Statement, the Time of Sale Information and the Prospectus: (i) the Company and its subsidiaries and any employee benefit plan (as defined under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (as amended, ERISA, which term, as used herein,