Like other ASTM standard practices, a valid ESA must be conduct by professionals meeting specific qualification requirements.
As with other ASTM standards for Phase I Environmental Site Assessments, the standard only addresses 1) contaminants within the scope of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) and 2) petroleum products. Persons using the ESA report might want to consider additional issues which are outside the scope of the Phase I ESA, including:
- Asbestos-Containing Building Materials,
- Best Management Practices,
- Lead-Based Paint,
- Lead in Drinking Water,
- Regulatory compliance,
- Cultural and historic resources,
- Industrial hygiene,
- Health and safety,
- Ecological resources,
- Endangered species,
- Indoor air quality,
- Biological agents, and
Caltha LLP assists prospective Buyers and their Lenders in meeting Due Diligence, Environmental Site Assessment and Environmental Review requirements. To request a quote on-line, go to Caltha Environmental Assessment Quote Web Page.