California, Washington, Oregon, Arizona and
An essential step in a real property transaction is to evaluate the property for environmental contamination and to assess the potential environmental liability for the new owner.
This process is commonly known as environmental due diligence or environmental site assessment. The All Appropriate Inquiries environmental site assessment is the threshold to CERCLA landowner liability protections.
For protection under the CERCLA Brownfields Amendments landowner liability exemptions, it is crucial that the All Appropriate Inquiries, Phase 1 Investigation be bullet-proof.
All Appropriate Inquiries (AAI):
More information on AAI requirements for Phase 1 site assessments, and CERCLA Brownfields Amendments liability exemptions
$10,000,000 liability nightmare:
When a property owner thought he knew all there was to know...
he became the "responsible party"
Zones of waste oil:
An EPA investigation reported zones of waste oil contaminated soil on a 100-acre site... only 27 soil samples needed
Worst of worst environmental risk:
Inadequate secondary containment virtually assures Perc contamination
Costly erroneous conclusion:
An environmental site assessment indicated likely contaminated ... $100,000 later, no oil was found.
Harris & Lee Environmental Sciences, LLC provides:
Full AAI compliant (ASTM E 1527-05), legally defensible environmental site assessments:
- Phase I - preliminary site assessments
- Phase II - sub-surface contamination investigations
- Phase III - remediation and monitoring
- Phase IV - closure
Modified or abbreviated environmental site assessment reports
Desktop Review / Records Search with Risk Assessment with interpretation by Harris & Lee
Educational seminars for clients in California, Oregon, Washington, Arizona and nationwide.
If you would like to discuss an All Appropriate Inquiries - Environmental Site Assessment, Phase 1 Investigation on property in California, Oregon, Washington, Arizona or nationwide, please email or call (707) 571-8961.
Harris & Lee awarded "2009 Best Environmental Firm"
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Harris & Lee Environmental Sciences, LLC
Based in Northern California with offices in Santa Rosa and San Francisco
Santa Rosa: (707) 571-8961