Chazen’s transaction specialists deliver ASTM-compliant Phase I Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs) that provide our clients with landowner liability protection and with strategic property data. We identify asbestos-containing materials (ACMs), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), lead paint, and mold, and can coordinate within Chazen to provide Building Condition Assessments, entitlement reviews for zoning and land redevelopment purposes, wetland delineations, ecological reviews, and surveys.
Jointly, these Property Transaction Services provide clients with a full review of current opportunities and liabilities during the property acquisition or sale process. Chazen’s team works across commercial, industrial, residential, and rural properties, and can help remediate most identified defects to facilitate transactional success.
If a Phase I ESA report suggests that high-liability environmental conditions are present or may exist on a site, Chazen’s team can conduct targeted investigations to assess potential impacts.
Some Phase II Investigation Methods Include:
Chazen’s New York State Department of Labor (NYSDOL) licensed asbestos inspectors conduct sampling for suspect ACMs. As requested, we can also provide an inventory of potential PCB- and mercury-containing devices, sample building materials for polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) analysis, collect paint chip samples for lead content analysis, and sample representative building construction materials for testing of potential lead in the waste stream.
Chazen conducted a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) of a former recreational vehicle sales and service property. The report was prepared consistent with current standards and also met the requirements of the US Housing and Urban Development Agency (HUD). The scope of work included evaluation of potential vapor encroachment, wetlands, endangered species/significant habitats, noise, explosive/flammable hazards, sole source aquifers and airport clear zones. The property included a showroom, offices, vehicle maintenance and service areas, a modular office trailer, vehicle storage and residences.
After the completion of the Phase I ESA, Chazen conducted a Phase II ESA to assess the recognized environmental conditions and significant data gaps identified during the Phase I. The Phase II investigation included a ground penetrating radar (GPR) survey, shallow and subsurface soil sampling and analysis at drainage and tank areas, shallow groundwater and potable water sampling and analysis, and visual inspection of the interior of a holding tank. During site redevelopment for a new medical facility, no additional environmental issues were discovered. Chazen’s asbestos inspector also performed a pre-demolition asbestos survey of site buildings.