Environmental Site Assessments
Environmental Technology, Inc. (EN TECH) is a leader in Phase I Environmental Site
Assessment (ESA) services. Our qualified and experienced professionals provide our clients
with timely and cost-effective ESAs, utilizing the current American Society for Testing
and Materials (ASTM) standards.
The key to EN TECH's success is providing our clients with quality data and information in
an understandable format to assist them and their financial institutions in reducing the
liabilities associated with making real property transactions. The driving force for
these assessments is the Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability
Act (CERCLA) and the requirements of due diligence investigations for the innocent
landowner defense. This reduces the possibility that contaminated property is
purchased inadvertently and that the responsibility of environmental contamination does
not transfer with property ownership.
EN TECH's staff of environmental professionals provide visual assessments of vacant and
developed sites and identify potential environmental concerns. They are well versed
in the ASTM practices and are knowledgeable of the sources, routes and causes of chemical
impact to soils and groundwater. The vicinity reconnaissance provides the client
with information on the surrounding properties and how they may affect the environmental
conditions of the property of concern. The site reconnaissance compares regulatory
compliance documents and historical information obtained from interviews and record
searches with observations made in the field.
Historical Information Search
EN TECH's environmental professionals conduct interviews, examine historical maps and
aerial photographs and review property ownership records to evaluate past activities that
may have adversely impacted the property.
Regulatory Database Searches
EN TECH uses internal databases, public documents and computer network files to determine
the extent of regulated activities, chemical use and toxic spills for the subject property
and surrounding area. EN TECH's professionals evaluate this data to provide our
clients with information on actual and potential environmental concerns.
EN TECH also provides our clients with the ASTM-standard Transaction
Screen. This questionnaire and limited database review provides a significant amount
of information at reduced costs. This service is generally offered as a preliminary
investigation and for land transactions involving rural or vacant properties.
Recommendations for a full Phase I ESA would be made only if information in the
transaction screen indicated discrepancies or areas of concern.
Other Associated Services
EN TECH also provides regulatory compliance audits, asbestos building inspections, drywell
investigations, drywell investigations and permitting, and other services related to
property transfer activities. Please see the appropriate service area summary or
call an EN TECH representative for additional information.
Please contact us if you need additional information on EN
TECH's Phase I Environmental Site Assessment services.