MAKSolve typically performs Phase I ESAs following ASTM Standard E1527-13 (Standard Practice for Environmental Site Assessments: Phase I Environmental Site Assessment Process). The purpose of these studies is to identify “recognized environmental conditions” associated with a property. A “recognized environmental condition” is defined by ASTM as “the presence or likely presence of any hazardous substances or petroleum products in, on, or at a property; (1) due to any release to the environment; (2) under conditions indicative of a release to the environment; or (3) under conditions that pose a material threat of a future release to the environment”. Therefore, a Phase I ESA performed in accordance with the industry-standard ASTM guidelines is designed to identify potential environmental contamination.
MAKSolve typically completes and delivers Phase I ESA reports within 10 business days from receipt of Authorization to Proceed. This schedule, as well as our report format, can be modified to meet client-specific requirements. We will provide a project update by telephone prior to issuing the report. In this update, we will discuss the report findings with you.
Modified Phase I Environmental Site Assessments
As discussed above, an ASTM-standard Phase I ESA is designed to identify “recognized environmental conditions”; the definition of recognized environmental condition addresses potential environmental contamination at a site, but does not address other possible business environmental risk. These possible risks may include asbestos, lead-based paint, wetlands, floodplains, environmental compliance issues, etc.
MAKSolve can customize a Phase I ESA scope of work to address possible business environmental risks that may be present at a site. In order to address these issues, we will typically ask the client about development at the site and planned site usage prior to developing an agreed-upon scope of work.