Environmental Assessments

Phase I Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs)

Phase I ESAs are typically completed for commercial, industrial, and agricultural real estate transactions. The purpose of the Phase I ESA is to identify recognized environmental conditions on a property. EnviroSure inspects the site, conducts interviews, reviews a regulatory database, researches the property history, and prepares a report. Our reports are prepared in accordance with the current American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) Standard Practice for Phase I Environmental Site Assessments (ASTM E 1527). EnviroSure’s team performing Phase I ESAs meets the ASTM definition of Environmental Professionals.

EnviroSure completes hundreds of Phase I ESAs per year. With a technically strong team of engineers and geologists, our reports are comprehensive and contain valuable opinions and recommendations. We are available throughout the process to answer questions and provide practical advice. We understand the importance of notifying clients quickly as concerns are identified. We have a culture of developing repeat business through timely information during the limited due diligence period for real estate transactions.

EnviroSure is well-versed on the environmental requirements for Small Business Administration (SBA) loans. We meet the SBA Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) 50 10 5 for environmental reports and we include the SBA-required reliance letter with our Phase I ESA reports.

Phase II Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs)

We understand that conducting a Phase II Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) is a crucial step in ensuring the environmental safety and regulatory compliance of your property. Our team of experienced professionals, with extensive experience in Phase II ESAs, combines field knowledge, cutting-edge technology, and regulatory compliance to deliver thorough site investigation, customized solutions, and clear and comprehensive reporting. We adapt our approach to address potential environmental concerns, ensuring that you receive the most accurate and relevant information. With a diligent approach to site inspection, advanced sampling and testing methods, and adherence to local, state, and federal regulations, we provide you with a detailed report that outlines our findings, recommendations, and a clear plan for moving forward. Contact EnviroSure today to discuss your Phase II ESA needs and let us guide you toward a safer, more environmentally responsible future for your property.

Preliminary Assessments

Preliminary Assessments are only used in New Jersey, as prescribed by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP). The Preliminary Assessment is similar to the Phase I ESA. However, the specific components in each vary slightly. EnviroSure’s Preliminary Assessment reports meet the requirements and format detailed in the New Jersey Technical Requirements for Site Remediation (N.J.A.C. 7:26E).

Preliminary Assessments are a required step in obtaining a Child Care Center license in New Jersey. Child Care Centers must conduct an environmental review before the Department of Children and Families- Office of Licensing will approve an application to operate a Child Care Center. In order to obtain a Response Action Outcome (RAO), a Licensed Site Remediation Professional (LSRP) must be hired to conduct a Preliminary Assessment, at a minimum, and issue an RAO. Please be advised that the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) is no longer issuing Child Care Facility Approval letters. EnviroSure has successfully assisted Child Care Centers in fulfilling the environmental requirements necessary for Child Care Center licensure.

Industrial Site Recovery Act (ISRA) Services

In New Jersey, ISRA requires owners of facilities with specific industrial classifications to investigate and remediate prior to property transfers when the business ceases operations or is sold. Facilities with certain North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) codes are subject to ISRA. ISRA only applies to an Industrial Establishment as defined by the NAICS codes. Any person who owns the Industrial Establishment, owns the real property of an industrial establishment or is the operator of the industrial establishment must comply with ISRA.

The need to comply with ISRA occurs after a triggering event. The event usually indicates that a significant change in the ownership or operations of the business or property is about to take place (for example, the signing of an agreement to sell the property of an industrial establishment). Compliance with ISRA is required at the time of the triggering event (the signing of the agreement in this example) and prior to the closing of the property sale.

Common transactions which trigger the requirement of an industrial establishment to comply with ISRA include the sale of property, sale of business or the cessation of operations. It is easy to determine if ISRA has been triggered as the result of these types of transactions. But, ISRA also applies to more complex business transactions. EnviroSure can help determine the applicability of ISRA based on your specific situation.