Environmental Site Assessments

Property transactions require performance of a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) and/or Transaction Screen to demonstrate “due diligence” to qualify for “innocent purchaser defense” under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA). Sage routinely performs ESA's in accordance with ASTM E1527/E 1528. Our standard scope of services for Phase I EAS's includes:

Initially, ASTM E1527-97 articulated the CERCLA “innocent landowner defense” as the purpose of the Phase I EAS. However, the current ASTM E1527-00 revision incorporates Business Environmental Risk (BER) into