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Dennis

I’ve been with Resource Management Associates for over 5 years now and fill a role that lets me use my technological and business background to help my coworkers and clients alike. I try my best to give you, our clients, and anyone else the best, most timely information that impacts you, your operation, and our environment. There’s a plethora of information out there that can help make your job easier, and I strive to get it to you in an easily digestible way. I’m the resident IT guy, a master of environmental compliance matters, a big advocate of Environmental Management Systems, and love seeing companies start down the path of sustainability. If you reach out to us online, I’ll be the first person you hear from, and am happy to help however I can! Outside of work I’m a film and music buff, I like to cook, and enjoy surfing, delicious beers, and yelling at the Philadelphia Phillies on the TV.

Email: dennis@rmagreen.com

Author's Posts

Why does my bank want me to get a Phase I or Phase II ESA?

by Dennis

Learn why banks require a Phase I ESA.

When it comes to purchasing or refinancing a piece of property, a lot of people end up having questions around the Phase I and Phase II ESA process. One of the most common things we hear is people wondering why their bank is requiring a Phase I, or in some cases, a Phase II ESA at a piece of property. So whether this wasn't properly explained to you by a bank or lending institution, or you aren't entirely sure what a Phase I ESA actually is, if you're wondering why a bank might require a Phase I or Phase II ESA, we'll try to answer that question as easily and transparently as possible. Just bear in mind we aren't a bank, but this article mirrors conversations we've had with folks in the financial realm when it comes to Phase I work.

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Topics: Phase I Environmental Site Assessment

Who needs a Phase I ESA?

by Dennis

Learn why you need a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment.

When it comes to Phase I's, we get a similar question over and over again - who needs a Phase I ESA? Do I NEED a Phase I? The issue is most people don't have much experience dealing with Phase I's, and the people who are asking them to get one, like a bank, the Federal Housing Administration, other government agency, or other lending institution, usually have pretty terrible information for their own customers.

Fortunately, the answer is usually pretty cut and dry, regardless of your situation, what you're looking to purchase or refinance, or where you're located. So let's dive in and figure out who needs a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment.

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Topics: Phase I Environmental Site Assessment

Does a Phase I ESA provide a certificate, certification, or document at the end?

by Dennis

Will a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment include a certificate upon completion?

The Phase I ESA process is often foreign to people. Many of our customers have never purchased a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment, or they're not totally familiar with the process, what's included, what's involved, and often have other concerns.

This is a pretty common problem since the Phase I standards cost money to purchase from ASTM (you can buy them here), they're tough to get through unless you know what you're reading, and most other consultants like to dance around the ins & outs of Phase I's.

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Topics: Phase I Environmental Site Assessment

What does a Phase I ESA look for?

by Dennis

Learn what a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment looks for at your property.

We get a lot of phone calls from both current and prospective customers asking us a variety of questions regarding Phase I Environmental Site Assessments. Many of them tell us when it comes to a Phase I ESA, there's a lot that is unknown or just doesn't make sense. The problem is, the "rules" regarding Phase I's are complicated to read through on your own, and to top it off, you need to pay for them!

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Topics: Phase I Environmental Site Assessment

Should I clean my property before a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment?

by Dennis

Cleaning up your property could save you some headaches when it comes to Phase I Environmental Site Assessments.

A Phase I Environmental Site Assessment is a great way to make sure you're not wasting your money buying a contaminated piece of property. Any savvy buyer of a property is going to perform a Phase I ESA, but what about the seller? We already know (no offense) that buyers shouldn't trust a seller's Phase I ESA, but is there anything the buyer can do to make their life easier?

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Topics: Phase I Environmental Site Assessment

Do I need a Phase I ESA in Puerto Rico?

by Dennis

Phase I ESA in Puerto Rico - Do you need one or not?

When it comes to purchasing or refinancing a property in Puerto Rico, many people want to know they're not putting money into a losing property. Just like buying a car without having it checked out ahead of time, buying a property in Puerto Rico without any sort of environmental due diligence, namely a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment, is a foolish move that may leave you stuck with unexpected, unwanted, and expensive surprises down the road.

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Topics: Phase I Environmental Site Assessment

What is covered within the "scope" of a Phase I ESA?

by Dennis

We explain what the standard, "scope" items in a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment are as per ASTM E1527 - 13.

When it comes to purchasing a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment, many folks we talk to aren't entirely sure what they're getting. The issue is, the "standards" that define what is included in a Phase I ESA are created by ASTM International, a private organization, which can be somewhat confusing for the average person to get through.

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Topics: Phase I Environmental Site Assessment