ESA Phase I,II & III
ESA Phase I – Is there a problem?
Identifies potential or existing environmental contamination liabilities.
Typically addresses both the underlying land as well as physical improvements to the property.
ESA Phase II – Perform testing
ESA Phase III – How bad is the problem and what will it cost? Perform remediation. Environmental engineer attends.
Under ASTM E 1527-13 parameters were set forth as to who is qualified to perform Phase I ESAs. An Environmental Professional (EP) is someone with
a current Professional Engineer’s or Professional Geologist’s license or registration from a state or U.S. territory with 3 years equivalent full-time experience; or
have a Baccalaureate or higher degree from an accredited institution of higher education in a discipline of engineering or science and 5 years equivalent full-time experience; or
have the equivalent of 10 years full-time experience.
or a person not meeting one or more of those qualifications may assist in the conduct of a Phase I ESA if the individual is under the supervision or responsible charge of a person meeting the definition of an Environmental Professional when concluding such activities.
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
Amero Environmental Solutions can assist. We have the credentials and experience to answer your questions and steer you in the right direction.
Every situation is unique. We are trained problems solvers. We look at your specific situation to examine your needs and develop a solution that works for you.
During design, development and construction, we perform cradle to grave management of the due diligence process.