An Environmental Site Assessment (Phase I) is an analysis of a property that identifies potential or existing environmental contamination liabilities. The Site Assessment addresses both the on-site physical improvements and physical improvements on the surrounding properties. Standards for performing a Phase I site assessment have been promulgated by the US EPA and are based in part on ASTM Standard E1527-05.
Preparing a Phase I Assessment includes an on-site inspection to review present conditions relating to the use and storage of hazardous substances or petroleum products, and evaluation of any environmentally hazardous conditions on or surrounding the subject property. Additional tasks include interviewing knowledgeable persons regarding the property history, reviewing municipal or county records and historic deeds, conducting public agency file searches and examining historic aerial photography, etc.
At D.L. Howell and Associates, Inc, we have a commitment to provide unparalleled environmental risk management information and solutions. D.L. Howell will utilize one of the largest and most accurate databases of environmental and historical land use information accessible in order to provide the most comprehensive site assessment possible. To ensure data integrity and complete coverage of relevant sources, D.L. Howell and Associates, Inc. reaches out constantly to federal, state, and local agencies to identify new data sources and integrate them into our reports.
We keep close tabs on key industry developments in order to be proactive in providing all the resources that our clients require. With more than 20-years of experience, D.L. Howell is extremely knowledgeable in the various regulations required in performing Environmental Site Assessments.