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Phase I Environmental Site Assessment

Investigation of real property to determine the possibility of contamination, based on visual observation and property history, but no physical testing. Under new Environmental Protection Agency regulations that went into effect on November 1, 2006,a Phase I,as it is called for short,will be mandatory for all investors who wish to take advantage of CERCLA defenses that will shield them from liability for future cleanup,should that prove necessary. The new Phase I rules, called “All Appropriate Inquiry” or AAI, also require more investigation than previously mandated. Investors can expect to see dramatic price increases over prior experiences.

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The Town does not intend to sell the property Completion of Phase II Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) in accordance with CT DEEP Site Characterization Guidance Document to collect sufficient information to determine whether or not a release has occurred at each AOC and/or REC identified during the Phase I ESA.
A Phase I ESA is a comprehensive historical research project of a specific parcel of real estate.
If the Phase I ESA did not indicate any type of problem, and contamination was discovered at a later date, then the purchaser had an "innocent purchaser defense.
The purpose of the Phase I ESA is to document the historical usage of the subject site and surrounding area.
The ASTM Standard Phase I ESA Scope of Work is divided into the following five categories: records review, site reconnaissance, interviews with owners and occupants, interviews with local government officials, and evaluation and report preparation.
In addition, interviews are conducted with owners, occupants, the key site manager and the user (person on whose behalf the Phase I ESA was conducted), typically with regard to information about current and historical uses, general site setting information, site specific documents, litigation, administrative orders, and notices of violations with regard to environmental issues.
The report of the Phase I ESA findings will generally follow the ASTM format unless otherwise requested by the client or as outlined in any applicable lender requirements.
Prior to purchasing property you contact your environmental consultant and have a Phase I ESA conducted.
By shortening photo delivery time, EDR has helped decrease the turnaround time required by a typical Phase I ESA.
Tenders are invited for the phase i esa will be prepared in accordance with the requirements of astm e1527-13 standard practice for environmental site assessments, phase i environmental site assessment process .
3 Phase I ESA Review a) Consultant shall review the database search within the Phase I ESA Report b) Create a spreadsheet which lists the findings and recommendations stated in the report and the recommendation based on the report review c) Provide comments on the recommendations stated in the report d) Deliverables are one (1) hard copy and one (1) electronic copy of each review 4.
Successful Respondent will prepare an Area-Wide Phase I ESA Update for the Project area.