Environmental Site Assessments – Phase I & II
If land contamination exists on a commercial property due to past operational or waste disposal activities, anyone in the chain of ownership may be liable for the cost of cleanup—no matter when the contamination occurred. This can severely impair or eliminate the value of affected property.
With current federal environmental laws, the ownership, leasing, or transfer of commercial real estate can result in a serious liability situation. However, under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act, an environmental site assessment can provide the basic supporting documentation to protect against corporate and/or personal liability.
Alleviating Your Risk
Kimley-Horn’s team of environmental professionals has performed hundreds of environmental site assessments throughout the country. Our clear, concise reports detail environmental liabilities associated with your property to the extent that the appropriate remediation decisions can be made. To ensure a thorough assessment of your site, the team employs a two-phased approach:
- Phase I: The Phase I environmental site assessment is geared toward determining the potential for environmental concerns
- Phase II: If Phase I assessments demonstrate that possible contamination is indicated, a subsequent Phase II assessment may be warranted to confirm areas of environmental concern or to set those concerns aside
Phase I and II assessments often take place within a critical and limited timeframe. Kimley-Horn’s environmental professionals are dedicated to providing you with professional, precise, and timely reporting.
Ultimately, we will work with you to provide the information necessary to meet the requirements for all appropriate inquiry and to accurately predict, plan, and manage environmental risks impacting your project. If contamination is identified in association with your property, we can assist you in developing mitigation solutions that facilitate site development while meeting regulatory obligations. Our team understands the important role they play in support of property transactions, and we are committed to ensuring quality services are provided in accordance with all federal, state, and local requirements.