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.
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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.