1. The objective of the Phase I Environmental Site Assessment is to determine any potential environmental problems that may have an adverse effect on the Subject Property. Should no problems be encountered, no further subsurface testing will be required (i.e. installing groundwater monitoring wells, soils and/or groundwater analyses, etc.).
  2. A site investigation of the subject property will be conducted. This includes an inspection of the structure and various rooms of any building for the purpose of locating above ground storage tanks, drums, spills, discharge drains, Asbestos Containing Material (PACM), as well as possible hazardous wastes on the grounds of the site (the identification of ACM in this report does not qualify this report as a full asbestos inspection report or as a sampling report for the use of obtaining building permits). The site investigation will also attempt to locate buried storage tanks, transformers, designated drum storage areas and drywells (if any), in order to determine if any related environmental problems may exist.
  3. A survey of adjacent properties will be conducted to assess past and current land use and potential for contamination to the Subject Property.
  4. As per the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) Standard E 1527-13 (Standard Practices for Environmental Site Assessment: Phase I Environmental Site Assessment Process), 40 CFR Part 312 (Standards and Practices for All Appropriate Inquiry; Final Rule), the user of this report has certain responsibilities which include providing the following information, if available, to MEI to be included within the Phase I Report (primarily the knowledge of environmental liens on the subject property). An Environmental Lien Search (ELS), is typically conducted as part of the title search of the property. If you require MEI to perform an ELS, it will be conducted for an additional fee or $ 500.
  5. A review of the following environmental databases and publications will be conducted in order to ascertain whether any hazardous wastes, landfills, oil spills or any related problems exist at the Subject Property or in the vicinity of the Subject Property:
    1. USEPA “Comprehensive Environmental Response, Comprehension and Liability Information Systems” (CERCLIS) database, the USEPA RCRA TSD (Treatment, Storage or Disposal), database and National Priorities List (NPL or Federal Superfund). USEPA RCRA Hazardous Waste Generators Database.
    2. State Leaking Underground Storage Tank Database as well as the STATE Inactive Hazardous Waste Disposal Site List (State Superfund). STATE Hazardous Substance Waste Disposal Site Study (STATE CERCLIS equivalent). STATE Petroleum Bulk Storage Tank database and/or county equivalent.
    3. Pertinent County and/or other local ascertainable environmental regulatory records.
  6. Soil and groundwater conditions report from all available environmental sources.
  7. Conclusions and recommendations based upon the data collected. Evaluation of reported cost estimates for a Phase II Environmental Site Assessment or other (if necessary).