Environmental Site Assessment

Environmental Site AssessmentCaltha provides high quality, rapid response Environmental Assessment services at a very competitive cost. Banks and other lenders rely on Caltha LLP to meet tight schedules to complete their due diligence before loan closings.

Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessment (ESA)

Caltha offers Phase 1 ESAs at a very competitive cost for any site in any State. We also offer rapid response Phase I Environmental Assessments over selected geographic areas, including Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, South Dakota, North Dakota, Nebraska & Illinois. In these areas, Caltha can often complete ESAs in approximately five business days, subject to availability and an added expedited ESA fee.

Note that in 2013, ASTM will be revision the Standard Practice for conducting a Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessment. As of November 2013, Caltha is using the new ASTM E 1527-13 method. Click here to review a summary of the  changes to the ASTM Phase 1 requirements in the draft ASTM E 1527-13.

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Phase 2 Environmental Site Assessment – Site Investigation

Caltha will conduct your Phase 2 Site Assessment or Limited Site Investigation. Caltha has conducted investigations of current and historic spills, leaking tanks, uncontrolled waste dumps, off-site source determinations. Caltha works with State agencies to obtain No Further Action letters, or other liability protections.

Environmental Records Search With Risk Assessment, RSRA

Many lenders and their customers use Caltha to prepare environmental records search, often to comply with requirements of the US Small Business Administration Environmental Policies, SOP 50-10-05-C, for 504 Loan Programs. Caltha conducts rapid response RSRA for any site, in any State for same low cost.

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Lender Liability Protection, Lender Environmental Questionnaire

Banks and other lending institutions count on Caltha for high quality, cost competitive property assessments.

SBA Environmental Review, SBA Site Assessment

Since 2008, the SBA has required environmental review of all real estate loans; the level of investigation required will depend on a number of factors. Caltha is retained by SBA lenders, Community Development Corporations, and borrowers applying for SBA backed loans to conduct the environmental investigations required under SBA 504 Lending programs. This commonly is a Phase I ESA, a Transaction Screening Assessment, or an Environmental Records Search with Risk Assessment (RSRA).

HUD Phase 1 Environmental Review

HUD also requires environmental investigations and site assessments as part of their grant and lending process. Caltha can conduct cost effective HUD environmental review. HUD environmental assessments also in Vapor Intrusion Screening.

 

Example Project Summaries

Caltha posts write-ups on selected projects on our web site. You can view an archive of past project summaries for this service area by clicking on one of the general project categories listed below:

Environmental due diligence

Site assessment

Site remediation

Site redevelopment

 

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