An environmental analysis prepared pursuant to the National
Environmental Policy Act to determine whether a federal action would
significantly affect the environment and thus require a more detailed
environmental impact statement.
The process of determining whether contamination is present on a parcel of real property.
- Asbestos Containing Material (ACM ) Inspections, surveys and abatement
- Lead based paint inspection, sampling and abatement
- Indoor Air Quality, CO, CO2 Pollutants, mold, Radon and dust
- Industrial Hygiene Services
- Certified Industrial Hygienist Consultant
- Employee Exposure Monitoring
- Health and Safety Training
Who requests a Phase 1?
- Insurance Companies
- Real Estate Financing Companies
- Industrial Companies
- Law Firms
- Public Institutions
- Government Agencies
Banks, lenders and financiers etc. want to ensure they do not buy property that could become listed on a state superfund list, or simply require costly remediation in the future.
Landowners want to ensure that any property they acquire is either free of contamination, or that it can be identified to determine the cost of the remediation and that cost can be factored into the selling price.
Property owners who wish to sell a property often have a Phase I conducted before they put the property on the market in order to correct any problems found, thus getting a better price.
What is a Site Assessment?
Phase I Environmental Site Assessments
Basically a site visit and document review of the surrounding area to determine if further investigation is advised from an environmental standpoint.
A typical Phase I includes:
- Inspection of subject property
- Review of pertinent records for evidence of present and historical use of subject and adjacent areas
- Interviews with current owners, occupants and local government officials
- Evaluation of information is gathered and development of a report
Phase I reports are prepared to meet the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) ASTM Standard E-1527-05. This standard is in accordance with the All Inquiries Rule per EPA 40 CFR 312.
Assessment reports meet the requirements for FDIC and HUD member banks.
Phase II Preliminary Contamination Assessments
- We will do a sample collection and analysis
- Typical samples collected are soil samples, building material samples to determine PCSs, asbestos and/or lead, and groundwater samples
- We will prepare a property condition report
- This report summarizes the sample results based on applicable federal and state regulations that apply.
Phase III Contamination Assessments – Remediation
- Design and implementation of the remediation of the site
- We provide all necessary reports and permits needed to achieve cleanup of the site
What is in a Phase I Report?
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY – Summarizes all potential environmental concerns identified or disclosed to exist on a subject property or adjacent/near properties.
INTRODUCTION – Contains general information on the Purpose, Methodology, and Scope of Services for the Phase I ESA, as well as which parities granted Authorization and Access, a Definition of Subject Property Boundaries, the Warranty, and the Limitations of the Phase I ESA.
SUBJECT PROPERTY DESCRIPTION – Describes the Location, Immediate Boundaries, Dimensions, Function, Zoning, Improvements, Utilities, Topography and Drainage Patterns, Geology, and Soil Characteristics of a subject property.
ADJACENT/NEAR PROPERTIES DESCRIPTION – Describes the land use of properties immediately adjacent to and/or near the subject property to a distance at which potential environmental concerns on those properties will no longer represent a concern to the subject property.
HISTORICAL RESEARCH – Includes the reviews of historical information sources such as topographic maps, aerial photographs, city directories, fire insurance maps, and chain-of-title summaries in an effort to determine all past land uses of a subject property and adjacent properties.
· REGULATORY AGENCIES RESEARCH – Lists the reviewed regulatory agency databases and summarizes the sites which are potential environmental concerns to the subject property.
INTERVIEWS AND OTHER INFORMATION – Presents information on a subject property or adjacent properties disclosed through persons knowledgeable about those properties, as well as other information including radon gas concentrations and wetlands status.
POTENTIAL ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERNS – Summarizes the available information on potential environmental concerns identified or disclosed to exist on a subject property or adjacent/near properties.
OBSERVATIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS – Presents the significant environmental concerns associated with a subject property or adjacent/near properties, and recommends what steps should be taken to address those concerns.
APPENDICES – Includes copies of reproducible information sources reviewed during the Phase I ESA, as well as an area vicinity map and a site diagram detailing any potential environmental concerns.
What makes our service unique?
- Great working relationship with EPA
- Approves of ChemTrack’s new technology for “rapid and complete destruction of contaminants” including fuels, solvents, and metals.
- Quick turnaround time on Site Assessments
- We understand time is money
- Flexible payment options. For example, we can work with you to wait until closing for payment