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Phase 1 Site Assessments

ESEI conducts Phase I Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs) to identify recognized environmental conditions (RECs) and potential environmental hazards associated with the subject property.The Phase I ESA is utilized for the purpose of assessing the environmental condition of commercial real estate, typically for the purpose of real estate transactions and refinancing.


ESEI’s  Phase I ESAs are designed to meet or exceed the requirements set forth in ASTM Standard Practice E 1527-13 for Phase I Environmental Site Assessments.  ESEI personnel meet the definition of Environmental Professional as defined in Section 312.10 of 40 CFR 312 and have specific qualifications based on education, training, and experience to assess commercial real estate properties.  ESEI’s Phase 1 ESAs are developed and performed to meet the all appropriate inquiries (AAI) in conformance with the standards and practices set forth in 40 CFR Part 312.


In general, ESEI’s Phase I ESA will include a site reconnaissance and visual assessment of the site; a review of current uses of the subject property; interviews with owners, key site management personnel and other knowledgeable parties (if applicable); and a records review of reasonably ascertainable historical, physical setting and environmental database sources. In addition, User (client) responsibilities include obtaining information concerning known environmental issues at the subject property, information pertaining to the purpose for which the ESA is being performed and providing recorded land title records with lien records for environmental liens or activity and use limitations. The information obtained is then compiled and summarized in a comprehensive written report.

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