Environmental Site Assessment
  • Environmental Site Assessment is a formal inspection process for commercial facilities, similar to home inspection, that virtually invariably is performed prior to purchase.
  • Interpreting the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act of 1980 (CERCLA), the U.S. courts have held that a buyer, lessor, or lender may be held responsible for remediation of hazardous substance residues, even if a prior owner caused the contamination; performance of a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment, according to the courts' reasoning, creates a safe harbor, known as the 'Innocent Landowner Defense .
  • Our Environmental Professionals (EP) training and experience add key value here