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Common PHASE I ESA Recognized Environmental Conditions that may trigger a Phase II ESA:


  1. Historical Site Uses: If the property has a history of uses that are commonly associated with environmental contamination, such as industrial operations, chemical storage, or waste disposal, it may trigger the need for further investigation.

  2. Presence of Hazardous Materials: The presence of hazardous materials on the property or in adjacent areas can trigger a Phase II ESA. This includes the storage, handling, or disposal of substances like asbestos, lead-based paint, or underground storage tanks.

  3. Contaminated Sites Nearby: If there are known contaminated sites in close proximity to the subject property, this can be a cause for concern and may require further investigation.

  4. Documentation Gaps: Missing or incomplete records related to the property's historical uses and environmental conditions can raise suspicions and warrant a Phase II ESA to fill in the gaps.

  5. Groundwater or Soil Sampling Results: If the Phase I ENVIRONMENTAL SITE ASSESSMENT A identifies potential contamination indicators or areas of concern in the soil or groundwater, additional sampling and analysis may be needed to confirm the presence and extent of contamination.

  6. Regulatory Compliance Issues: Non-compliance with environmental regulations or permits can indicate potential environmental problems that require further investigation.

  7. Building Inspection Findings: If the Phase I ESA includes a building inspection that identifies conditions suggestive of environmental issues, this may trigger the need for a Phase II ESA.

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