Phase I Environmental Site Assessment


A Phase I Environmental Site Assessment (ESA), when conducted in adherence to the ASTM Practice E 1527-21 for Environmental Site Assessments, is the standard for real estate due diligence in the environmental industry. The Phase I ESA is a comprehensive assessment that provides Innocent Landowner Defense to prospective purchasers and their lenders, and provides defense to environmental liability under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (CERCLA).

G|E|M employs an extensive research process to ensure our reports are detailed and accurate. G|E|M’s meticulous and detailed reports provide distinct, firm conclusions, including our assessment of actual risk, and common-sense recommendations on which our customers can rely.

Report Highlights

  • Exceeds ASTM E1527-21
  • AAI Compliant
  • Completed by Local EPs
  • Thoroughly Researched
  • Early Notification of Concerns
  • User Friendly Format
  • Clear Recommendations
  • Follow-Up Communication

Typical Phase I Activities

  • Site reconnaissance
  • Site Interviews
  • Research of government agency records
  • Research of historical aerial photographs
  • Research of environmental database records
  • Research of historical building and tax assessment records
  • Final report write up with conclusions and recommendations

The G|E|M Difference

G|E|M provides high quality ESAs that exceed ASTM standards in order to deliver reports to our clients with the greatest level of protection. The most significant areas of research are identified for every project early in the process for on-time delivery, even for rush deadlines. Every report is meticulously managed from start to finish ensuring consistent quality from one project to the next.