Environmental Site Assessments & Audits, Inc.

Your Phase I Environmental Site Assessment Source

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Environmental Site Assessments
& Audits, Inc.

ESAA is an environmental consulting firm located in suburban Dallas, Texas, that specializes in Phase I Environmental Site Assessments (ESA) for the commercial real estate community. ESAA’s Phase I Environmental Site Assessments are in compliance with the guidelines for a Phase I ESA as established by the American Society for Testing and Materials [ASTM Standard Practice E 1527-13]. ESAA's Phase I Environmental Site Assessments are in full compliance with EPA's "Standards and Practices for All Appropriate Inquiries" (AAI). Any ESA can also be modified to meet the requirements of a particular client.

Since 1989, ESAA has participated in over 2,500 Phase I Environmental Site Assessments. Located in suburban Dallas, Texas, ESAA has provided environmental consulting services in ten different states. These consulting services have been performed on various types of real estate, including raw land, income properties (multi-family, retail and office) and industrial properties. ESAA maintains general and professional liability insurance coverages in the amount of $1,000,000.00.

A Phase I Environmental Site Assessment that meets the AAI rule consists of three areas of investigation. The first area of investigation is an historical landuse review. This includes reviews of county deed records, county real estate tax records, building permit records, historic landuse maps (Sanborns, topos, etc.), historic city directories, and owner interviews. The second area of investigation is an environmental records review. This is a review of federal, state and local environmental and health records of the subject property and surrounding properties (1/2 mile radius for most records, one mile radius for some). In accordance with AAI, an environmental lien search of the property is also conducted. The third area of investigation is an environmental reconnaissance of the subject property and immediately surrounding properties. Characteristics of the property's soils, geology and hydrology are also researched. The results of these three areas of investigation are compiled in a report that sets out the findings of the Phase I Environmental Site Assessment investigation and comes to a conclusion as to the likelihood of the presence of recognized environmental conditions on the subject property.

ESAA, located in suburban Dallas, Texas, limits itself to Phase I Environmental Site Assessments only. This is done to maintain integrity. We desire for no one to think that our conclusions are influenced and/or motivated by the possibility of obtaining additional investigative work (e.g., a Phase II Assessment) on any particular project.