Phase 1 Environmental
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What is the purpose of a Phase 1 Environmental Study?
The purpose of the Phase 1 Environmental Audit is to determine if "Recognized Environmental Conditions" exist at a subject property. The following definition of Recognized Environmental Conditions is from the ASTM Standard for Phase I Environmental Site Assessments.
In defining a standard of good commercial and customary practice for conducting an environmental site assessment of a parcel of property, the goal of the processes established by this practice is to identify recognized environmental conditions. The term recognized environmental conditions means the presence or likely presence of any hazardous substances or petroleum products on a property under conditions that indicate an existing release, a past release, or a material threat of a release of any hazardous substances or petroleum products into structures on the property or into the ground, ground water, or surface water of the property. The term includes hazardous substances or petroleum products even under conditions in compliance with laws. The term is not intended to include de minimis conditions that generally do not present a threat to human health or the environment and that generally would not be the subject of an enforcement action if brought to the attention of appropriate governmental agencies. Conditions determined to be de minimis are not recognized environmental conditions.
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SBA Loan Environmental Due Diligence Reports
AAI also has extensive experience in performing Environmental Due Diligence reports for Small Business Administration (SBA) loans for a variety of properties, including: gas stations, retail centers, commercial properties and industrial properties. AAI includes the reliance letter required by the SBA for free. The SBA's Standard Operating Procedures (SOP 50-10(5)) for 7A and 504 loans that went into effect in August of 2008 are essential for approval of your loan application. These new procedures have specific standards that must be adhered to for certain industries with potential for environmental liabilities. AAI Environmental will make sure your due diligence reports adhere to these requirements. Otherwise, your loan could be rejected. When applying for a commercial mortgage, hiring a consultant with experience in conducting these environmental reports is important for your new or existing business venture.
AAI has extensive experience in conducting Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessments on service stations, dry cleaners, industrial properties, retail centers, auto repair facilities, agricultural properties, office buildings and residential properties throughout North America, including Canada and Mexico. We bring a vast amount of project experience in conducting environmental assessments. This experience is invaluable for making the correct evaluation of potential issues on properties. Good judgment comes with experience.
Lender-approved and trusted. AAI Environmental Corporation's Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessment reports have been universally-accepted in every state in the union. Fast, accurate, economical and fully-insured reports are certified by an EPA-compliant "Environmental Professional."
Phase 1 Environmental consulting, as well as, Phase 2 and 3 Environmental Site Assessments.
Phase 1 Environmental News
A new ASTM standard will be released in 2013, which will include revisions for: clarifying recognized environmental conditions (RECs), such as: historical RECs; and a new term called controlled RECs. Other items regarding users and vapor intrusion are expected to be included in the new Phase 1 Environmental standard.
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From Los Angeles to the Bay Area to San Diego to Oakland to San Francisco to Seattle to Denver to Dallas to Houston and to New York to New Jersey to Miami and Orlando, as well as, Nashville, Atlanta and New Orleans, AAI conducts Phase I Environmental Site Assessment reports throughout the country regularly, also including cities like: Louisville, St. Louis, Oklahoma City, San Antonio, Charlotte, Raleigh, Cleveland, Columbus and Cincinnati. and Knoxville, Memphis and Chattanooga. We have your area covered if you are within the United States, including Puerto Rico. We have also completed reports in Canada and Mexico. We are a proven company that gets the job done, no matter where the location.
What are the most common uses where issues are found in a Phase 1 Environmental Assessment?
The most common uses where environmental concerns are found in a Phase 1 Environmental report include:
Longterm auto repair
Oil and gas well drilling and production
Former agricultural crops
Underground storage tanks
Other sites with releases of chemicals into the subsurface.
These uses don't necessarily always create Recognized Environmental Conditions, as it depends on how long they have been in operation, secondary containments, housekeeping, proper monitoring, and other factors. A general rule of thumb is if these types of facilities have been in operation for long periods of times, the more likely will RECs be found during a real estate transaction. When a REC is found in the Phase 1 Environmental Assessment, it will typically trigger a Phase 2 Study, which requires soil and/or groundwater sampling to determine if there is a significant environmental liability in the subsurface.
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