Phase I and Phase II Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs)
A Phase I Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) is performed in general accordance with the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM)
E1527-05, entitled Standard Practice for Environmental Site Assessments and Title 40 Code of Federal Regulations Part 312, entitled Standards and Practices for All Appropriate Inquires which became a final rule (federal standards and practices under CERCLA) of the Environmental Protection Agency effective 1 November 2006. The Phase I ESA generally consists of the following components:
- A review of publically available and reasonably ascertainable records from standard sources for the subject property and surrounding properties within the standard ASTM E1527-05 approximate minimum search distances of the subject property. This information aids in identifying recognized environmental conditions in connection with the subject property and surrounding properties.
- A site reconnaissance on the subject property and visual observations of abutting/adjoining properties which will include photographic documentation of any recognized environmental conditions and areas of concern located within the subject property and observed on abutting/adjoining properties.
- Interviews with readily available current/past owners and/or occupants of the subject property and local government officials and/or agencies.
- Evaluation and preparation of a Phase I ESA report. Recommendations will be provided as necessary.
Phase I ESAs are performed by or under the supervision of a Licensed Environmental Professional to satisfy the requirements of the “environmental professional” as defined in 40 CFR §312.10(b).
YPC Consulting Group, P.L. can also provide Phase II Environmental Site Assessments (ESA) and site cleanup and remediation services for your protection.