The objectives of a Phase I Environmental Assessment include determining, as far as possible without Phase II testing, whether there are or have been negative environmental impacts on the subject property.
The objectives of the Phase I Environmental Assessment are produced through the completion of the following tasks in conformance with the scope and limitations of the American Society of Testing Materials (ASTM) Practice ASTM E 1527-05 Standards:
Review of available historical data and historical aerial photographs of the subject property.
On-site visual survey of the subject property.
Conducting interviews, as the qualifier deems necessary, with pertinent parties including current tenants, neighbors, government officials and other individuals with knowledge of current and past site conditions.
Review of adjacent properties to identify possible environmental impact to the subject site.
Review of pertinent governmental records including both National and State lists, topography maps and other information and records that may be supplied to BIS by representatives of the subject property buyers and sellers.
A certified report is then produced based on the facts as developed from the above tasks and sources. The published report is always privileged and confidential to the client ordering the assessment.