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Phase I Environmental Assessment ASTM 1527

Phase I Updates


The Phase I ESA includes the following:

1. Site Inspection including surrounding 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, and exempts the buyer from environmental liability and off-site contamination.

Our Phase I ESAs meet or exceed the current 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); our reports are ASTM/AAI compliant. 

We can update our clients' prior Phase I reports by reviewing the regulatory resources and databases for the Subject property and repeating the site inspection portion of the assessment. The original report is then included in the addendum, allowing for comparison and highlighting any changes in the new or updated report.

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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