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Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessments Los Angeles & Orange County Ca

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Our firm's Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessment provides a major advantage to investors during the due diligence period, offering stress-free confidence. Reports are prepared with accuracy and speed, in accordance with ASTM E1527-13 standards. We give our clients the insight they need to make an informed decision about their prospective investment.

Why our clients keep coming back: 

 

  • Reports Always On Time & Reliable 

  • Reports Accepted by Banks & SBA 

  • Dependable Office Support  

  • Fast Estimates & Ordering 

 

Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessments are a common requirement today for most real estate transactions. Typically, the purchaser or the bank that is financing the purchase will require a Phase 1 assessment of the property to qualify for the CERCLA “Innocent Land Owner Defense”, which is designed to allow the owner of contaminated property to defend against liability for hazardous substances that were put on the property by an unrelated third party.

Standard Scope:

Property is site inspected by our Environmental Inspector, and a thorough mile radius survey is compiled from state and federal historical data of properties with underground storage tanks/wells, or hazardous  chemicals. The actual sampling of soil, air, groundwater and/or building materials is typically not conducted during a Phase I ESA. The Phase I ESA is generally considered the first step in the process of environmental due diligence. If a site is considered contaminated, a Phase II environmental site assessment is recommended, ASTM test E1903, a more detailed investigation involving chemical analysis for hazardous substances and/or petroleum hydrocarbons.

  • Performance of an on-site visit to view present conditions (chemical spill residue, die-back of vegetation, etc.) ; hazardous substances or petroleum products usage (presence of above ground or underground storage tanks, storage of acids, etc.); and evaluate any likely environmentally hazardous site history.

  • Evaluation of risks of neighboring properties upon the subject property

  • Review of Federal, State, Local and Tribal Records out to distances specified by the ASTM 1528 and AAI Standards (ranging from 1/8 to 1 mile depending on the database)

  • Interview of persons knowledgeable regarding the property history (past owners, present owner, key site manager, present tenants, neighbors).

  • A comprehensive report with findings and recommendations is delivered via email in a timely manner depending on complexity and size of site.  

In Los Angeles, due to its history of industrial and commercial activities, conducting a Phase 1 ESA is often crucial before property transactions or redevelopment. It helps in understanding potential liabilities, complying with regulations, and making informed decisions regarding the property.

If you need more specific information about conducting a Phase 1 ESA in Los Angeles or if you're looking for particular service providers or regulations related to this, feel free to ask!

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