Environmental Site Assessments protect buyers of commercial property from the liability presented by a recognized environmental concern (REC). Skipping environmental site assessments opens property owners up to legal action, fines, and thousands of dollars of remediation. Nabholz’ environmental experts have the know-how to perform Phase I ESA & Phase II ESA reports in compliance with all regulations, ensuring all proper documentation is in place for a successful real estate deal.
If a Phase I ESA identifies potential contamination of the site, a Phase II ESA may be conducted. The Phase II ESA is an invasive test that includes sampling and laboratory analysis. For instance, if records uncovered in a Phase I ESA discover an underground storage tank on a commercial property, a Phase II ESA would cover testing that tank for leaks or possible releases. A Phase II ESA helps potential buyers determine possible environmental impacts or remediation costs for the property they are considering purchasing, allowing them to make an informed decision.