Phase I Environmental Site Assessment

  • Environmental and Historical Records Review
  • Site Reconnaissance
  • Personal Interviews

SAGE performs Phase I Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs) for commercial property transactions in accordance with the comprehensive standards established by the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) or with client-defined standards. Our Phase I ESAs are designed to satisfy statutory requirements for conducting all appropriate inquiry into the present and past uses of a property and surrounding area to assess the potential for contamination on the property. This process offers property purchasers protection from potential liability under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA). Assessments include thorough environmental database and historical record reviews, inquisitive site reconnaissance, well documented interviews, and a clearly presented report with specific recommendations.

If you are a prospective property purchaser, developer, lender, realtor, landowner or attorney involved in a property transaction, a Phase I ESA provides critical information relating to the fair market value of the property, satisfies environmental due diligence requirements and protects your investment.