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Phase I Environmental Assessment ASTM 1527

Phase I Updates


The Phase I ESA includes the following:

1. Site Inspection including surround areas.

2. Photographs of the site and surrounding properties.

3. Interviews with the property owner, occupants, tenants, and         possible neighbors.

The Phase I environmental site assessment (ESA) identifies environmental risks and concerns of a particular site and surrounding parcels that may have an adverse effect on the property or pose a liability to the current or future property owner. It provides information on potential environmental conditions that may impact property value, exempt the buyer from environmental liability, and from off-site contamination.

Our Phase I ESAs meet or exceed the most recent American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) standard E 1527, Standard Practice for Environmental Site Assessment: Phase I Environmental Site Assessment Process. This practice is the industry standard for conducting ESAs and is the basis for justifying due diligence which satisfies the Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act's requirements for Landowner Liability Protections and All Appropriate Inquiry (AAI).

We are able to update our clients' prior Phase I reports by reviewing the regulatory sources for the Subject property and repeating the site inspection portion of the assessment. The original report can then be issued as an addendum to reflect any changes.

4. Thorough search and review of records and databases               including local, county, state, and federal records for any             recognized environmental conditions.

5. Historic land use search.

6. Procurement of previous reports, zoning permits, land       use records, and plans that may have environmental         significance.

7. Aerial photographs and Sanborn map when                   available.

8. High quality, comprehensive assessment report           outlining findings and recommendations for                 sound real estate decisions.

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