Phase I and II Real Estate Site Assessments
We perform Phase I and Phase II Environmental Site Assessments to permit a user to satisfy one of the requirements to qualify for the innocent landowner defense to CERCLA liability. We use experienced environmental professionals to conduct these studies. The Phase I ESA consists of reviews of several historical and current data sources as well as a visit to the site to evaluate the possibility that the subject property is at risk to have been contaminated by hazardous materials to include petroleum products. The phase II ESA is an extension of the Phase I ESA in that the Phase II ESA includes the actual sampling and testing for soil, and groundwater contamination. The Phase I and II ESAs, in addition to the “innocent land owner defense” provide indications of or confirmation of the presence of contamination on a site and our recommendations as to further action.