A Phase I ESA consists of gathering known information regarding the current and former activities at the property, as part of a due diligent investigation. The purpose of the Phase I ESA is to identify Recognized Environmental Conditions (RECs) that may exist at the Subject Property by completing an investigation of the property prior to purchase or operation. A Phase I includes determining the following:
- Historical Uses
- Maps, plats, road plans
- Deeds, records of ownership
- Current Uses/Condition
- Site reconnaissance
- Site features: topography, vegetation, surface water
- Site activities: uses of hazardous substances, drums, tanks
- Structures: buildings, vents, drains, underground storage tanks (USTs)
- Regulatory Records: EPA, DEQ, Health Department
- Superfund Sites
- UST facilities
- Leaking UST facilities
- State Priority contaminated facilities
- Non-compliance, spills, etc.
Sagasser & Associates, Inc. personnel have conducted hundreds of Phase 1 ESAs in all parts on Michigan, as well as in Florida, Alabama, Indiana, Virginia, West Virginia, New York, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Tennessee, Kentucky, Illinois, Washington DC, and Quebec. In the event that RECs are identified, recommendations and proposed scope of work for conducting a Phase II Preliminary Contamination Assessment will be developed by us.