Our Phase One Environmental Site Assessment reports 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 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 1 ESA reports for less cost than our competition.
RSB Environmental is the national leader in Phase One Environmental Site Assessment report by volume. Most reports are performed to meet the standards of ASTM E1527-21. RSB Environmental often customizes reports to meet individual client or agency lenders (Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac) requirements while taking the widely varying geology and topography of Texas into consideration.
Phase One Environmental Site Assessment Report Scope:
Geology and Hydrogeology
Interviews and Document Review
Our Service Areas
Frequently Asked Questions
A Phase 1 ESA is a process to identify and evaluate potential environmental hazards or contamination on a property. It includes an inspection, historical research, interviews, and regulatory research to identify recognized environmental conditions (RECs) that may affect the property value or health and safety of future occupants. It is conducted by qualified Environmental Professionals and the report is prepared according to the ASTM standard.
A Phase 1 ESA is a process that includes an on-site inspection, review of historical documents and records, interviews with current and past property owners, and local authorities, and review of federal, state, and local environmental regulations, all with the purpose of identifying and evaluating any potential or existing environmental hazards or contamination on a property and summarizing the findings in a report that includes recommendations for further action if necessary.
A Phase 1 ESA can take anywhere from 2-4 weeks on average, however, it can take longer if the property has a complex history or if the consultant encounters any issues or difficulties during the assessment process.
A Phase 1 ESA report is typically considered valid for one year from the date of completion, according to the ASTM standard E1527-13 / ASTM E1527-21, however, regulations may vary by state or municipality, it’s important to check with the specific regulatory agency or the lender involved in the transaction to determine the exact validity period for an ESA in your area.
A Phase 1 ESA is a process to evaluate potential environmental concerns, hazards, or contamination on a property before a real estate transaction takes place. It identifies recognized environmental conditions (RECs) that could affect the property’s value or the health and safety of future occupants and inform decisions about the property’s use and any necessary remediation or mitigation measures.