Phase I ESAs

ESE provides lender approved ASTM-E1527-13 and similar Phase I Environmental Site Assessments and related transaction screens which are often required when a property is externally financed. The purpose of a Phase I ESA is to identify Recognized Environmental Conditions (RECs) associated with a parcel of commercial real estate with respect to the range of contamination within the scope of CERCLA and petroleum products.

Phase II ESAs

In the event a Phase I assessment concludes that an environmental liability may exist, we often are retained to implement a Phase II investigation to confirm or deny the presence of a potential contaminant. A Phase II investigation typically includes sampling of soil and groundwater, chemical analysis of the samples, data evaluation, and sometimes, conceptual site modeling.

Natural Resources

ESE performs environmental assessments required to be conducted and documented in accordance with the federal standards of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Documentation [40 CFR Chapter V (Part 1500-1518)]. Environmental Assessments, Environmental Impact Statements, and Qualitative Risk Assessments have been conducted by ESE for transportation rights-of way, pipeline corridors, power transmission easements, waterways, and other “sensitive” environments.

Services:

  • Wetlands Determinations
  • Identification and Delineation of Wetlands
  • Wetlands Delineation
  • Wetlands Mitigation
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 404 Permitting
  • Threatened and Endangered Species Studies
  • Environmental Impact Statements
  • NEPA Environmental Assessments
  • Categorized Exclusion
  • Environmental Liability Cost Forecasting

Facility Assessments

ESE provides a variety of services in order to identify, manage and provide mitigation options to a number of potential issues associated with the risks and liabilities of your property. Our certified staff routinely consults with building owners, potential purchasers, architects and property managers to deliver results of surveys, assessments and evaluations in support of a technical solution. ESE’s ultimate goal is to implement strategic solutions to optimize the value of your real estate.

  • Property Condition Assessments
  • Asbestos Containing Material Surveys
  • Mold Assessments
  • Lead-based Paint Surveys
  • Indoor Air Quality Assessments