Phase I and Phase II Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs)

Phase I's are crucial in evaluating potential environmental conditions and "Recognized Environmental Conditions" associated with commercial properties. ETS performs Phase I ESAs to meet the American Society for testing and Materials (ASTM) and EPA standards.

The all appropriate inquiry (AAI) rule was developed to establish landowner liability protections (LLPs) for property owners under Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) as innocent landowners, bona fide prospective purchasers, and/or contiguous property owners.

A purchaser must perform all appropriate inquiry before acquiring the property. CERCLA specifically exempts current and past owners from the LLP protections unless all appropriate inquiry was performed prior to the property acquisition. So let ETS perform the environmental due diligence that is needed to protect property owners.