Lougheed Engineering performs Phase I Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs) in accordance with the most recent guidelines of the American Society for Testing Materials (ASTM) Practice E 1527 and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) Standards and Practices for All Appropriate Inquiries (AAI). These standards establish site assessment practices that satisfy due diligence responsibilities for those involved in commercial real estate transactions and provide the basis for the innocent landowner defense as provided under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA).
Our Phase I ESAs consist of comprehensive and thorough reviews designed to provide appropriate inquiry into the recognized environmental conditions (RECs) associated with a site. A typical Phase I report will summarize our observations and findings, identify potential environmental liabilities associated with the site, and provide recommendations regarding additional actions deemed appropriate to address the identified RECs.
PHASE II: A Phase II ESA is recommended when RECs identified during a Phase I ESA require additional studies to evaluate contamination at a site. Since 1977, Lougheed Engineering has conducted Phase II ESAs and site characterization investigations. Many of these projects have been performed under strict deadlines. We routinely work jointly with attorneys and their legal staff for providing guidance on engineering/environmental issues, assisting with the development of buyer/seller agreements, and furnishing reports that address Voluntary Cleanup Program issues. Allow our staff of experienced Environmental Professionals to assist you with your next real estate transaction.