Consolidated Environmental Engineering’s (CEE) Phase I Environmental Site Assessments (ESA) are conducted in accordance with American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) standard procedures, with reference to ASTM Standard E 1527-00 . The purpose of this Assessment is to identify, to the extent feasible, recognized environmental conditions in connection with the subject property that would affect the property’s commercial real estate value. This Environmental Assessment also targets a range of contaminants, within the scope of the Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) and petroleum products, and is intended to permit a User to satisfy one of the requirements to qualify for the innocent landowner defense to CERCLA liability: that is, the practices that constitute “all appropriate inquiry into the previous ownership and uses of the property consistent with good commercial or customary practice” as defined in 42 USC, Section 9601(35)(B) .
The Phase I Environmental Assessment consists of four components. These components include a records review, a site reconnaissance, interviews, and the final report. The purpose of the records review is to obtain and review records that assist in the identification of any environmental concerns on the subject property. The site reconnaissance identifies any obvious visual environmental concerns. Interviews were conducted to obtain verbal information concerning the property. The Phase I Environmental Assessment final report will be written to compile all relevant information pertaining to the subject property in accordance with ASTM Standard E 1527-00.
CEE’s team of trained scientist have performed ESA’s for Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, developers and financial institutions throughout the United States.