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Could Hurricane Irma cause pollution or contamination to my property in Florida?

by Doug

Hurricane Irma this past week was a natural disaster of huge proportions, resulting in numerous deaths and massive property destruction. While these impacts are in our mind as the most serious, we also need to consider the possibility of Irma's flooding and wind causing environmental impacts to Florida, and to the properties and homes of countless Floridians.

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Topics: Environmental Compliance, 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

Do you need a Phase I ESA on vacant land?

by Doug

We explain when you need a Phase I ESA on vacant land.

When it comes to purchasing a Phase I ESA, there are many incorrect & preconceived notions which are incorrect with regards to what types of properties need environmental due diligence, mainly the incorrect notion that you don't need a Phase I ESA on vacant land. We occasionally hear things like "Phase I's are only for industrial facilities", or "you don't need a Phase I unless there was a dry cleaner nearby", both incorrect!

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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

Environmental Compliance & Phase I Environmental Site Assessments

by Dennis

We discuss if Phase I ESA's include environmental compliance reports.

Many of our customers call us asking about 'environmental due diligence', and explain they're not entirely sure what they need, or are even asking to purchase. The issue is, environmental due diligence can mean a lot of things to a lot of different people. And, since few people have any experience with environmental reports or assessments, they are often confused, expecting different things, or generally just need help figuring out what they really need to buy.

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Topics: Environmental Compliance, Phase I Environmental Site Assessment, Environmental Audits

How long is a Phase II Environmental Site Assessment good for?

by Doug

Learn how long a Phase II Environmental Site Assessment is considered "good" for.

If you’re buying a property, or have one that you are considering selling, you probably have had a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment done at some point. It's pretty common for customers to ask us how long a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment is good for, or even what a Phase I ESA is.

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Topics: Phase I Environmental Site Assessment

Phase I ESA Costs in New Jersey

by Dennis

We explain how much a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment costs in New Jersey.

Life in the New Jersey isn't cheap. From property taxes to the bump in gas tax recently, New Jersey is an expensive state to live or run a business in. And, when it comes to businesses costs, one thing we hear from many prospective customers throughout the Garden State has to do with Phase I Environmental Site Assessments.

For many out there, dealing with a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment is a random occurrence that might only happen a handful of times over the course of a business. Some folks never need one, some folks need them all the time. It all depends . We hear a range of questions like what is a Phase I ESA? Or how long is a Phase I good for? But, one of the most common questions we get asked about a Phase I is the price. Simply put, people want to know how much a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment costs in New Jersey.

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Topics: Phase I Environmental Site Assessment