Phase I & II
The purpose of the Phase I Report is to reduce the uncertainty of environmental risk associated with the described property. The performance of ASTM E 1527-05* is intended to reduce, but not eliminate, uncertainty regarding the potential for recognized conditions in connection with a property.
Detailed Scope of Services
In conformance with ASTM E 1527-05, the Environmental Professional will perform the following services:
- Inspect the property and develop a property overview
- Identify the past owners and property uses
- Review government records to determine the past use and use or disposal of hazardous substances
- Review aerial photographs of the site and surrounding properties
- Review state and federal databases
- Review adjacent properties to evaluate the potential sources of contamination
- Preparation of an assessment report
The actual sampling of soil, air, groundwater and/or building materials is typically not conducted during a Phase I ESA. The Phase I ESA is generally considered the first step in the process of environmental due diligence. If a site is considered contaminated, a Phase II environmental site assessment may be conducted which is a more detailed investigation for hazardous substances and/or petroleum hydrocarbons.
*American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), is an international standards organization that develops and publishes voluntary consensus technical standards for a wide range of materials, products, systems, and services.