ERAS personnel have been performing Phase 1 and Phase 2 Environmental Site Assessments (ESA) since
The purpose of an ESA is to determine the financial risk to owners and lenders to real property based on current, historical and off-site sources of contamination. A secondary purpose is to determine whether additional investigation including Phase 2 investigation is necessary.
It is ERAS philosophy that ESA projects should include all the proper prior planning and complete and appropriate research. Scientific reasoning should be utilized to evaluate the information to assess and document the environmental risks.
ERAS mission is to provide buyers and sellers with conclusions and recommendations that are based on the research, grounded in proper use of the ASTM standards, legally defensible and understandable to the reader. Thus ERAS work will leave no doubt as to why a Phase 2 investigation is or is not necessary.