The Limited Phase I ESA is a scope of work customized to include certain components of ASTM Standard Practice E1527-13 and the Environmental Protection Agency Standards and Practices for All Appropriate Inquiries (40 CFR Part 312). However, the LESA does not conform with or meet the ASTM Standard or AAI. The scope of the LESA is designed to assist the client with environmental risk decisions based on a review of limited available information.
The LESA includes the following:
- Search of local, state, tribal and federal databases in accordance with current ASTM and AAI standard search distances.
And may include one or more of the below, depending on availability and discussions with the client:
- Contact local and state agencies, such as environmental health departments, fire prevention bureaus, and building and planning departments to identify any current or previous reports of hazardous materials use, storage, and/or unauthorized releases that may have impacted the subject property. In addition, information pertaining to Activity and Use Limitations (AULs), defined as legal or physical restrictions, or limitations on the use of, or access to, a site or facility, is requested.
- Site history and land use review, including reasonably ascertainable agency records, aerial photographs, historical city directories, fire insurance maps, and other applicable sources.
- Interviews with knowledgeable persons (i.e. past and present owners, property managers, tenants, neighbors), as available and open to interview, regarding the history, operations, waste management, and other environmental considerations for the property.