Ambient provides several types of Site Assessment Services. “Due Diligence” assessments, sometimes called Phase I Assessments or “21E Assessments” in Massachusetts, are performed for real estate transactions. Most often these are required for commercial or industrial properties, often for financing purposes or to limit liability for a purchaser.
- Ambient performs Due Diligence assessments to ASTM standards which are widely accepted by banks. ASTM Phase I Assessments include inspections, interviews, municipal records checks and data base searches of State and Federal files. These assessments don’t include any sampling or testing of materials or environmental media.
- ASTM Phase II Assessments are performed when a “recognized environmental condition” is found in a Phase I Assessment. In a Phase II, samples are collected and analyzed.
- State and Federal Phase I and II Investigations (Assessments) are also provided by Ambient and conform to regulations such as those in the Massachusetts MCP. These assessments vary by state. Generally, sampling is done in a Phase I Investigation. A Phase II Investigation is a comprehensive investigation of a known release of oil or hazardous material.