Environmental Inspections
GAC performs Phase I, II and III Environmental Site Assessments (ESA)

Environmental Inspections

The Phase I ESA

The purpose of a Phase I ESA is to evaluate the potential presence of hazardous materials and/or contaminated conditions that would have an environmental, and therefore financial, impact on the subject property. This Phase I meets the requirements of the guidelines set by the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) A Standard Practice for Environmental Site Assessments: Phase I Environmental Site Assessment Process, designated as practice AE 1527 05.

A Phase I study completed in accordance with the ASTM standard is intended to permit the lender/owner to satisfy one of the requirements necessary to qualify for the innocent landowner defense to the imposition of liability under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA). The ASTM standard constitutes all appropriate inquiry into the previous ownership and uses of the property consistent with good commercial or customary practice.

The Phase I methodology involves four basic components: the records review; a site reconnaissance; investigative interviews; and a final report. In performing this assessment, GAC obtained information from the following agencies, individuals, or businesses:

The Phase II ESA

The results of the Phase I ESA will determine whether a Phase II ESA is necessary. The Phase II includes sampling of possible contaminants in the soil, water and air. GAC is fully equipped to sample and assess all potential environmental concerns at a property.

The Phase III ESA

The results of the Phase II ESA will determine if any remedial action is required at the subject property. GAC can perform remediation of petroleum contaminated soil, asbestos, lead, mold and many other environmental issues. GAC can also perform tank removal services.