Phase I (ASTM/AAI)/Phase II Environmental Site Assessments
The need for a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) may arise from clients pursuing Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act liability protection as an innocent owner, a bona fide prospective purchaser, or a contiguous property owner. EnSafe conducts Phase I ESAs to determine the environmental condition of a property and identify risks that may have a material environmental impact on the business associated with a property’s current or planned use.
Phase I ESA Services
- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) standards outlined in Title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations Part 312 (40 CFR 312 — Standards and Practices for All Appropriate Inquiries [AAI])
- American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) E 1527-13 Standard Practice for Environmental Assessments: Phase I ESA Process (consistent and compliant with USEPA’s AAI rule)
- Client-specific Phase I ESAs and property risk assessments
- Litigation support
With a fully integrated team of environmental, health, and safety professionals, EnSafe also addresses non-ASTM scope services including asbestos, lead-based paint, lead in drinking water, radon, vapor intrusion, mold, wetlands, ecological resources, endangered species, regulatory and health and safety compliance, and subsurface investigations.
Risk Management Screening
- ASTM E 1528-14 Standard Practice for Limited Environmental Due Diligence: Transaction Screen Process
- Government database records search and interpretation
- Review and analysis of assessments performed by others
- Client-driven risk management and compliance assessments
EnSafe maintains its leadership in conducting environmental assessments throughout the U.S. and internationally by keeping abreast of environmental regulations; by developing rapport with federal, state, and local environmental regulators; and by using automated information systems that quickly and cost-effectively retrieve environmental data nationwide. Our corporate leads maintain a structured internal web-based program to provide continuous guidance and training to staff assessors.