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Nirav and his team at RSB Environmental are very helpful with our company’s environmental needs. Always courteous and informative in regards to our questions.
RSB Environmental is a great company, they are easy to work with and handle all our Environmental needs in a friendly professional way. I would recommend RSB Environmental for all your company’s environmental needs.
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Phase One Environmental Site Assessments
Our Phase One Environmental Site Assessments in Houston and beyond are completed by experienced staff and all are directed by environmental professionals with a minimum of 10-year’s experience.
Our projects are very cost effective because we are a small employee-owned company and we do not have the large overhead and expenses of a large company.
We have the available staff and experience to complete multi-site portfolios with very short due dates. We take pride in the fact that we can provide quality Phase I ESA reports for less cost than our competition.
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Phase I Environmental Site Assessment
RSB Environmental is the national leader in Phase One Environmental Site Assessment by volume.
Most reports are performed to meet the standards of ASTM E1527-13.
RSB Environmental often customizes reports to meet individual client or agency lender’s (Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac) requirements while taking the widely varying geology and topography of the State into consideration.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Why do I need a phase 1 environmental site assessment?
The goal of a Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) is to determine whether or not there is a risk of contamination on a site.
Phase 1 ESAs are typically performed at the request of lenders prior to financing a site, or as part of due diligence in conjunction with real estate transactions, redevelopment or rezoning a property, or as part of a lease agreement. If there is a possibility of contamination, recommendations will be made based on the purpose of the Phase 1 ESA. In general, if additional work is needed, a Phase 2 Environmental Site Assessment will be recommended.
Is a Phase 1 ESA required?
A Phase I ESA should always be obtained if any of the following conditions exist:
- Fuel, gasoline, heating oil, and other hazardous materials are sold, supplied, or dispensed by the company.
- If there are actual or suspected hazardous substances on the property (or in the subsurface soil and/or groundwater) as a result of current, past, or future activities on the property or current or past activities on neighboring properties.
- There is a known or potential threat to the environment, or any cleanup standard may be exceeded.
- There is an issue that has been, is currently being, or may become the subject of an enforcement action under Federal or state laws, particularly cleanup and waste-related state laws.
Who pays for Phase 1 environmental assessment?
The buyer pays unless the property is found to have Recognized Environmental Conditions (RECs), in which case the seller pays.
If a buyer does not conduct an ESA on a property before closing, they are taking a significant financial risk. Contaminants on the property could endanger the health of those who frequent it and become a liability. The last thing any buyer wants is to be hit with a large bill because of something they could have avoided. Investing the time to complete an assessment can make or break a property's sale and determine the overall benefit of the investment in the long run.