Environmental Site Assessment:
Phase Two ESA E1903-11
Phase 2 ESAs may reveal Recognized Environmental Conditions (RECs) that require a subsurface, asbestos, lead based paint, or mold investigation before a determination of liability can be made for a property. This practice is intended for use on a voluntary basis by parties who wish to evaluate known releases or likely release areas identified by the user or Phase II Assessor. For example a historic or active gasoline station, mechanics shop, dry cleaners, or industrial facility may go straight to a Phase 2 Site Assessment instead of a Phase 1 Site Assessment, depending on the amount of information available.