Phase 1 & 2 Environmental Site Assessment
We provide full Phase 1 and 2 Environmental Site Assessment In Miami Dade and Fort Lauderdale areas in South Florida.
A Phase 1 and 2 Environmental Site Assessment is the gold standard for evaluating the environmental liability associated with a real estate asset. Phase I assessment include:
Performance of an on-site visit to view present conditions (chemical spill residue);
Hazardous substances or petroleum products usage (presence of above ground or underground storage tanks, storage of acids, etc.);
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 specified by the ASTM 1528 and AAI Standards;
Interview of persons knowledgeable regarding the property history;
Examine municipal or county planning files to check prior land usage and permits granted;
Conduct file searches with public agencies (State water board, fire department, county health department, etc.);
Examine historic aerial photography of the vicinity;
Examine current USGS maps to scrutinize drainage patterns and topography; and
Examine chain-of-title for Environmental Liens and/or Activity and Land Use Limitations (AULs).
ACE provides full Phase II Assessment package which identifies a report that usually contains the analysis of soil or water samples by a qualified laboratory for the concentration of known hazardous substances.
Why do i need to perform Phase II Assessment?
Banks are often more strict than government agencies on certain environmental issues, and a simple refinancing may involve a lender or an underwriter’s requirement for such a test on commercial property. An owner may also voluntarily order a report for due diligence based on advice or suspicion that a nearby activity may have affected his or her property.
Our Phase II services include:
Soil sampling and soil gas surveys
Surface water and sediment sampling
Hydrogeologic interpretation and analysis
Asbestos and lead paint sampling
Hazardous materials and radon gas sampling
Building materials testing
Evaluation of areas of environmental concern
Remedial action plans and remedial cost estimates
Compliance with the American Society of Testing Materials Standard (ASTM 1903)
Underground storage tanks
Prior existence of a hazard condition on property will affect the current value. Phase 1 careful checking may find no hazard or a simple cleanup. Success with no further action is usually the result of thoughtful planning and intelligent action.
Call us for Phase and Phase 2 Environmental Assessments and we guarantee competitive price and quality service.
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