At Fehr Graham, our team of Wisconsin Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) professionals understand the importance of knowing the current and historical uses of your property to prevent any issues. Phase I Environmental Site Assessments provide a comprehensive review of the environmental conditions of your property and our Phase I ESA experts can evaluate any contamination that could threaten public or environmental safety. Conducting a Phase I ESA creates a stable and responsible foundation for any brownfield redevelopment project and provides legal protections for environmental liability.
What is a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment?
A Phase I Environmental Site Assessment identifies potential or existing recognized environmental conditions (RECs) that can hinder your construction timeline for Wisconsin projects. The Phase I Environmental Site Assessment identifies any issues involving a site that may threaten public or environmental health.
Recognized environmental conditions that Phase I ESAs evaluate:
- Chemicals in the soil.
- Hazardous substances.
- Petroleum products.
What happens during a Phase I ESA?
At Fehr Graham, our detailed Phase I Environmental Site Assessments analyze the historical and contemporary site documentation at Wisconsin locations to assess areas of environmental concern. They are tailored to the location, and they provide a detailed report of your site’s history. The process for a Phase I ESA can take up to four weeks.
Fehr Graham professionals follow key steps during Phase I ESAs. They complete:
- Historical and environmental records review.
- Site inspection.
- Surrounding source locations report.
- Interviews with former owners and people with site knowledge.