Site History and Contamination Assessments

WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF A PHASE 1 ESA?

The purpose of a Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessment is to use a consistent systematic approach to identify any existing or potential environmental conditions that may be present or affect a real estate property.

WHY DO I NEED A PHASE 1 ESA?

Federal law requires purchasers of real estate to do “all appropriate inquiry” to qualify for the innocent landowner defense under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CLERCA), or commonly known as the Superfund law.  A phase 1 ESA will protect your assets by proving that you as a property purchaser legally met your due diligence obligations.

Core Site Assessment Services Provided by ETE

  • PHASE 1 ENVIRONMENTAL SITE ASSESSMENTS

    A Phase I Environmental Site Assessment is the standard for evaluating the environmental liability associated with a real estate asset.

  • PHASE 2 SITE ASSESSMENTS

    When a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) identifies a recognized environmental condition or the potential for soil contamination, most clients request to evaluate the potential contamination by performing Phase II Environmental Testing.

  • ENVIRONMENTAL TRANSACTION SCREEN

    Environmental Transaction Screens (ETS) are the most widely accepted limited product and are typically done to meet the requirements of ASTM 1528-06 Standard Practice for Limited Environmental Due Diligence.

  • ENVIRONMENTAL DATABASE

    ETE orders a database report and reviews the report for the lender or other client. You can take advantage of our expertise on the database product and benefit by having an environmental professional review the database.