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Phase I Environmental Site Assessment, Part 2

The Scope of an Environmental Phase I Site Assessment normally includes looking for potential soil contamination, groundwater quality, surface water and sometimes issues related to hazardous substance uptake by plant and animal life. The examination of a site may include but is not limited to:

  • Definition of any chemical residues within structures
  • Identification of possible asbestos containing building materials
  • Inventory of hazardous substances stored or used on site
  • Assessment of mold and mildew
  • Evaluation of other indoor air quality parameters.

Asbestos-containing materials are not typically surveyed or sampled in a Phase I site inspection. However suspect building materials may be reported.

Non-Scope Items in a Phase I Environmental Site Assessments can include visual inspections or records review searches for:

  • Asbestos Containing Building Materials (ACBM)
  • Lead-Based Paint
  • Lead in Drinking Water
  • Mold
  • Radon
  • Wetlands
  • Threatened and Endangered Species
  • Mercury poisoning
  • Debris blow
  • Earthquake Hazard
  • Vapor intrusion