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What is a Phase 3 ESA?

Updated: Apr 22, 2022

What is a Phase 3 ESA? After a Phase 2 ESA has been performed, because of an obvious Recognized Environmental Condition (REC) that is affecting the sale of a property, a Phase 3 ESA/Cleanup is performed to remove the risk or cause of the contamination or possible contamination. In the video above, we removed several old (50 yrs) underground car lifts that were an obvious environmental issue that was hindering the sale of the property. Phase 1 Enviro Pros removed the underground lifts and their leaking hydraulic tanks, and cleaned up the contaminated soil, as well as installed new reinforced concrete. After the clean lab results come back, we report to Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) of the work that is performed and proof of clean lab results and request a No Further Action aka Closure Letter. Once we receive the Closure Letter, the letter is sent to the lender, so that they can approve the pending loan. Project typically takes 1-3 weeks, plus up to 90 days more for TCEQ to produce the Closure Letter.

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A Phase 1 ESA helps identify the environmental conditions that can impact the value of the property. It protects the buyers’ interests in real estate transactions by identifying the hazardous material

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