LEIGH Environmental provides ESA services for Commercial and Private Lenders, Real Estate Developers and Agents for the purpose of conducting transactions of real estate properties.
Purpose of Practice
The purpose of this practice is to define good commercial and customary practice in the United States of America for conducting an environmental site assessment of a parcel of commercial real estate with respect to the range of contaminants within the scope of Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) and petroleum products . As such, this practice is intended to permit a user to satisfy one of the requirements to qualify for the innocent landowner defense to CERCLA liability: that is, the practices that constitute all appropriate inquiry into the previous ownership and uses of the property consistent with good commercial or customary practice.
The Phase I Scope of work consists of research in the following areas:
- Federal, State and Local Agency Records Review
- Historical Research
- Site Reconnaissance
- Final report