Comprehensive Environmental Site Assessments (ESA)


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Why Choose Anderson Engineering for Phase I and Phase II ESAs?

With over three decades of expertise in environmental assessments and reclamation projects across Utah and surrounding states, Anderson Engineering is a trusted name in environmental sustainability studies. Our Phase I reports provide an environmental evaluation while maintaining regulatory compliance. If a Phase II assessment is required, we complete soil testing, determine soil pollution, and provide environmental impact statements.

The Benefits of an Anderson Phase I ESA

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Identifying Environmental Risks

A Phase I ESA helps identify potential environmental hazards associated with a property, such as soil contamination, groundwater pollution, or the presence of hazardous materials.

Mitigating Financial Risks

By uncovering these risks early, stakeholders can avoid significant financial liabilities that may arise from environmental cleanup or legal actions.

Due Diligence Compliance

Conducting a Phase I ESA demonstrates due diligence, protecting property owners and financiers from future liability under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA).

What You Get From a Phase I ESA

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Frequently Asked Questions about Phase I Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs)

What is the difference between Phase I and Phase II Environmental Study?
  • Phase I ESA: Focuses on identifying potential environmental contamination through a non-intrusive investigation, including records review, site inspection, and interviews.
  • Phase II ESA: Involves intrusive testing and sampling, such as soil and groundwater analysis, to confirm the presence and extent of contamination identified in Phase I.

A Phase I ESA typically takes two to four weeks to complete, depending on the complexity of the property, the availability of historical records, and the ease of scheduling site visits and interviews. However, this timeline can vary based on specific project requirements and any unforeseen delays.

Phase I ESA is often required by:

  • Lenders: To assess environmental risks before approving a loan for property purchase or development.
  • Buyers and Sellers: To identify potential environmental liabilities and negotiate fair terms.
  • Investors: To ensure informed decision-making regarding property acquisitions.

A Phase I ESA may be triggered by:

  • Property Transactions: Buying, selling, or refinancing a property.
  • Development Projects: Initiating new development or redevelopment of a site.
  • Regulatory Requirements: Complying with local, state, or federal environmental regulations.
  • Corporate Policies: Internal policies requiring environmental due diligence for real estate investments.

Yes, a Phase I ESA can be updated or reused, but typically only if it is less than one year old and still meets the current ASTM standards. Updates might involve a new site inspection and records review to ensure no significant changes have occurred since the original assessment.

A Phase I ESA is conducted by qualified environmental professionals who meet the requirements set forth by the ASTM E1527-13 standard. These professionals typically have expertise in environmental science, engineering, geology, or a related field, and possess experience in conducting environmental assessments.

The cost of a Phase I ESA can vary widely based on factors such as the size and complexity of the property, its location, and the scope of the assessment. Generally, prices range from $1,500 to $3,500, but more complex sites may incur higher costs. It is important to obtain quotes from multiple qualified firms to ensure competitive pricing and comprehensive service.