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The Ultimate Phase 1 ESA Checklist

In the realm of environmental due diligence, Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs) stand as the bedrock for identifying potential environmental liabilities associated with a property. As an environmental consulting firm dedicated to safeguarding your investments and ensuring regulatory compliance, we recognize the significance of a comprehensive Phase 1 ESA checklist. So, let’s delve into the key components you need to know before embarking on your property transaction journey.

Understanding the Basics:

What is a Phase 1 ESA?

Before we delve into the checklist, let’s clarify what exactly a Phase 1 ESA entails. Essentially, it’s a thorough investigation conducted to assess the environmental condition of a property. This process helps uncover any existing or potential environmental hazards or liabilities that may impact the property’s value or pose risks to human health and the environment.

Phase 1 ESA Checklist includes…

Historical Records Review

One of the initial steps in a Phase 1 ESA is conducting a historical records review. This involves delving into the property’s past use and ownership to uncover any potential sources of contamination. From old land use records to regulatory agency databases, we leave no stone unturned in revealing the property’s environmental history.

Regulatory Records Review

The other major research portion of the Phase 1 ESA includes review of readily ascertainable Federal, State, and local government records. This is to identify if the subject site and sites within a 1-mile search radius present recognized environmental conditions in connection with the subject site.

The historical and regulatory research is conducted prior to the site inspection. This address anything in the field that may have been identified during the preliminary historical and regulatory research phases.

On-Site Inspection

Next, we hit the ground running with an on-site inspection by an experienced and qualified Environmental Professional. This field inspection involves physically assessing the property to identify any signs of current or historical environmental impacts. Our team identifies risks in petroleum, chemical, hazardous material storage, waste areas, and other environmental liabilities for comprehensive assessment.

Interviews and Site Reconnaissance

A critical aspect of the Phase 1 ESA process is engaging with local stakeholders. The reason for this is that they may possess valuable insights into the property’s environmental history. By conducting interviews with past and present property owners, tenants, and neighbors, we gain a deeper understanding of potential environmental concerns associated with the property.

Report Preparation and Recommendations

Once we’ve gathered all the necessary data, it’s time to compile our findings into a comprehensive Phase 1 ESA report. This document outlines the research conducted, interviews, field observations, conclusions, and recommendations based on our assessment of the property. We identify environmental risks, recommend investigations, and offer insights for informed business decisions to mitigate potential liabilities effectively.

Why Choose Us for Your Phase 1 ESA Needs?

At CRG Texas Environmental Services, we’re more than just consultants – we’re your trusted partners in environmental compliance and risk management. With more than 100 years of in house experience with other technical and professional resources in conducting Phase 1 ESAs for clients across various industries, we have the expertise and resources to deliver results you can trust. From meticulous attention to detail to personalized service tailored to your unique needs, we’re committed to ensuring your peace of mind every step of the way.

Ready to Take the Next Step?

Contact us today via web inquiry, telephone, or email to learn more about our Phase 1 ESA services and how we can support your environmental due diligence needs.