Environmental Site Assessments

    The objective of a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) is to assess the potential for or the presence of environmental conditions associated with the current and past property use as well as off-site environmental conditions. A Phase I ESA allows the property owner or buyer to understand the potential environmental impacts to the site and the liability associated with past or present site use and operations. At a minimum, NET, L.L.C.'s Phase I ESA will meet the most current guidelines of the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) Standard E-1527 for conducting site assessments. A typical Phase I ESA scope of work includes the following:

  • A visual observation of the property for evidence of activities indicating the use, treatment, storage or disposal of hazardous substances;
  • A visual evaluation of sites within one mile of the subject site;
  • Collection, review and evaluation of current and historical operations information; readily available permits, records, site maps, reports, Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS), manifests, and inspection records related to the site;
  • A review of regulatory history and environmental compliance of past and present owners and operators;
  • A photographic record of current subject site and surrounding site activities;
  • Interviews with persons knowledgeable of present and historic site activities is conducted. These interviews may include owners, employees, tenants, local officials, neighbors, and/or other knowledgeable parties;
  • A review of current and historical aerial photographs, chain of title, insurance maps, city directories, topographic maps and geologic data;
  • Federal, state and local environmental databases are reviewed to identify the subject site and/or surrounding sites within the applicable ASTM search radii;
  • Preparation of the Phase I ESA which includes the Project Summary Chart at the front of the report, the results of the assessment, conclusions and recommendations.

    NET, L.L.C. has conducted assessments throughout the United States for our clients. The performance of an ESA by our experienced professionals will provide you with a comprehensive evaluation that satisfies legislative and institutional requirements and the most current ASTM standard. If our assessment uncovers potential environmental liabilities, NET, L.L.C. is prepared to provide continuing services that address these issues.

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