Corporate Overview

Phase I Environmental Reports

Starlight has partnerships with several Phase I firms across the nation can complete a Phase I in 10 to 14 days depending on scope.

Depending upon precise protocols utilized, there are a number of variations in the scope of a Phase I study. The tasks listed here are common to almost all Phase I ESAs:

  • Performance of an on-site visit to view present conditions (chemical spill residue, etc.) ; hazardous substances or petroleum products usage (presence of above ground or underground storage tanks, etc.); and evaluate any likely environmentally hazardous site history.
  • Evaluation of risks of neighboring properties upon the subject property
  • Review of Federal, State, Local and Tribal Records out to distances specified by the ASTM 1528 and AAI Standards (ranging from 1/8 to 1 mile depending on the database)
  • Interview of persons knowledgeable regarding the property history (past owners, present owner, key site manager, present tenants, neighbours).
  • Examine municipal or county planning files to check prior land usage and permits granted
  • Conduct file searches with public agencies (State water board, county health department, etc.) having oversight relative to water quality and soil contamination issues.
  • Examine historic aerial photography of the vicinity.
  • Examine chain-of-title for Environmental Liens and/or Activity and Land Use Limitations (AULs).