Caltha LLP Project SummaryProject: Environmental Due Diligence, Phase 1 ESA and Compliance Assessment For Operations Near Racine, Wisconsin
Client: Real Estate Holding Company
Key Elements: Pre-acquisition Due Diligence, Phase I Environmental Assessment, Permit Review
Overview: Caltha was retained by this Real Estate Holding Company to conduct environmental due diligence of three properties located near Racine and Milwaukee, Wisconsin which they intended to acquire and continue to operate. Caltha staff conducted a Phase 1 ESA in accordance with ASTM standard practice E 1527-13. The ESA was augmented with a review of business risks associated with the acquisition and operation of these three existing businesses. Although no Recognized Environmental Conditions were identified, several business risks were revealed, including lack of spill prevention and control measures required under Federal rules, and lack of a State air emission permit for certain VOC emitting sources. Caltha recommended that both deficiencies be addressed prior to closing.
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