WHAT DOES A PHASE I CONSISTS OF
The Phase I ESA process involves the following steps:
Search, investigation, and review of commonly known (historical and current) information, which includes at minimum: historical aerial photographs; historical topographic maps; historical city directory of addresses and telephone numbers; deed records; plat maps; zoning maps; well logs; and preliminary title insurance (for environmental liens).
Search, investigation, and review of several databases of environmental and historical land use records associated with the subject property and the neighboring properties. Vortex GEC is using the databases provided by Environmental Data Resources (EDR).
A site visit of the subject property, including all structures. The objective of this site walk is to identify any obvious features that have generated a release and subsequently contaminated the subject property (or they might do so in the future). These features may include: underground and above ground storage tanks (UST and AST); pits; ponds; petroleum, chemical, and hazardous materials use and/or storage; polychlorinated biphenyl transformers; spills, stains, and distressed vegetation; the historical and current use of the adjoining properties;
Environmental interviews with owners, occupants, neighbors, and/or local government officials regarding the subject property’s history.
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